I went this week to meet with G's teacher for his progress report for the 2nd quarter. His regular teacher is out on maternity leave so the teacher that he has now is a sub. Someone that we both know because she used to be the director of the school's extended day program. The progress report, as far as grades, it couldn't have been better ... he got all A's, is reading way above grade level (2nd quarter of third grade, he is in second grade now) and O's (O = outstanding). He also got 4 N's (N = needs improvement) ... these are more in the social/behavior areas ... listening, working independently, etc ... and get this ... the ONLY reason he is not in the Honor Roll this quarter is because of those N's.
Now that is some crapola right there. I thought the Honor Roll had to do with grades. I debated with her how he is in the classroom, 'cause knowing my child, I don't think he is that much different with her than with his regular teacher. So she said that oh she might be more strict than the other teacher. Ironic, a sub is stricter than a regular teacher. She writes little things on his planner, "not following directions", "not completing his classwork", etc. And I used to really get on him ... but after this little meeting, I think the reason he got all those N's have to do more with how she is and her strictness ... so I decided that I am going to ease on him, and let him be, well, a kid.