The 4th grade moms were once again called into a meeting this morning. But this time it was with the new teacher.
Today's meeting was so different from last week's train wreck.
At the end of every bimestre, the parents (mostly the moms) meet with the teacher to discuss the child's progress, sign report cards and to see if the teacher has any complaints.
One of the new teacher's first tasks was to grade the 4th Bimestre exams. She was shocked to see that students who were normally getting 9's and 10's (A's) scored as low as 6 on the exam. She then explained that it was more than obvious that the children had been without a teacher for almost a month. So she averaged their test scores with the grades from last bimestre and was pretty fair in dealing out the grades. (I say fair because Nick still has straight 10's!)
The new teacher also reassured all of us that she was going to do her very best with our children, because she understands (and appreciates) the sacrifice that we are making by paying her out of our own pockets.
It feels very good to know that our children are being cared for by someone who cares about their education.