Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Class

The school sent a note home stating that they have FINALLY received another fourth grade teacher.  This is one of those "good news/ bad news" kind of things.  The good news is that now the classes will be a tad bit smaller, there is already another fourth grade classroom in the pod not being used, and the teacher just graduated from college two years ago.  The bad news is that the class will be made up of 5 to 6 kids from the other five classes that have already gotten settled for the year, and the teacher was teaching fifth grade at another school in our county.  (now, had this been the year L was in fourth grade, I would have pulled him into that new class in a heartbeat)   I sat W down and asked him what he wanted to do.  L chimed in that a new teacher that was THAT young would be like going to a carnival all year long.... nothing but fun.  The ONLY thing that would get W to move, would be if his best bud moved also.  He loves his teacher this year, and has been thriving in her class.  I have heard nothing but great things from other parents about her.  So, he and I made the decision to try and get to stay put.  Parents were told we could send an e-mail stating, either way, what our preference was, but in the end it might not matter.  The new class starts next Monday (the 29th).  We are on pins and needles here.


BE said...

It's nice that they are at least getting your opinions on what you want to do, even if they decide not follow your preferences. We have a 2nd grade parent teacher meeting tomorrow and no one knows why. I hope they are not going to announce some big change after the kids have settled into a routine.

Fantastagirl said...

I think some kids will do fine with the move, and others (like my tink) wouldn't do so well with the change. I hope that he gets to stay, but either way it will be okay.

Shannon said...

Hmmm, a mysterious parent teacher meeting..... wonder what's up?

Yeah, he will be fine either way. It is just the fear of the unknown, lol.