One week into all day school and I'm wondering if I'm going to be bored. I'm only 20-30 hrs and it was nice to sit on my butt for one afternoon, but I'm worried it's going to get old quickly. I love how flexible my work is though and I know I'll never find something similar so.... I'm taking this year ad a "gap year" and I'll reconsider life next year. There is always subbing for lunch duty or recess.
Last night was curriculum night at school. I only had my 1st grader this week. Actual questions from the parents:
- (specials are PE, art, etc. it rotates daily on a letter system) "I have a hard time remembering to send Suzy with sneakers on PE day. Can you send us an email to remind us? Or can we just leave a pair of shoes here?" NO the teacher is there to TEACH, not remind you to PARENT your child. The classroom is not a storage bin. It cannot hold 22 pairs of shoes.
- "If we might have accidently booked a vacation to the happiest place on earth and we'll miss a week of school, do we just miss that week's content? Or can you make a packet up for us?" One, the school calendar has been posted for a year. This was no accident. Two, the teacher should not have to work harder because you want a VACATION. Three, are you really going to take homework to Disney? No, you are asking the teacher to do extra work that you will never touch. I wish the teacher could have just said yep, she will miss out. Not because of me, but because of your decisions.
- "What is the protocol for active shooters" I mean, I know we all care and talk about it, but that's just a tough question on the fly in front of all those parents.
- The teacher was also adamant that homework take no more than 30 minutes a night. She said "I care more about quality time as a family and good conversation. The best thing you can do is read together and play and have family time." Then she jokingly said she'd give more homework if we wanted. One parent raised there hand and said she would like more.
All these questions and I was just happy that we were 7 days in and I didn't have a note home yet. Last year he cut his shorts on day 3.