Giving them their own class and teacher just seemed like the right thing to do for us and it has worked out very well. Even the "challenges" of having different classes haven't been bad for us. The separate and different homework doesn't bother me. The majorly different spelling lists from last year made me laugh, but didn't really bother me. The different "specials" schedule doesn't bother me...heck, I don't even know what their "specials" schedule is...they wear gym shoes every day, just to be safe. Dealing with different teachers doesn't bother me.
For 364 days and 22 hours a year, I love that they have their own class.
Today, was 1 hour and 40 minutes of it being not such a great thing....
Tonight was "curriculum night". There are 2 sessions of curriculum night at our school... I have 3 classes to hit. Which means that I either miss one of the classes entirely, or I bounce from class to class...and miss bits of each of them. What made this "curriculum night" even *better* was the fact that the preschool...our district's preschool...as in the same DISTRICT as our elementary school decided to have their "curriculum night" on the exact same night. Hmmmm... 4 places at the same time.
So, I just did the best I could...
Then, I just went to curriculum night and took in as much as I could. Spencer came in from NY in the middle of it so, he was able to cover one of the classes. So, it all worked out really, really well. Except for afterwards when I asked him about what he learned about Ben's class, he said "nothing, pretty much regular 3rd grade stuff...he does spelling, math, reading...". LOL, as a side note, that is why MOMS go to Curriculum Night!! ;-)
We survived. Tomorrow, I'll go back to being very happy that they are in different classes, but for now, I'm tired. Good night. :)