Kikral wrote:Bah, I was taught some bastard mix of cursive and printwriting in second grade, so my handwriting is naturally a pile of crap. I've managed to fix most of the problems I had with writing, but I still have the penmanship of an 8th grader
Quote from my son this morning:
Son: "Dad, your letters are lying to me, my name doesn't have a J in it."
Me: "No, that's an 'i'. My handwriting isn't very good."
Son: "Didn't you learn that in school?"
Me: "Eat your toast."
My son is developing a bit of a frustration problem. He doesn't seem to know that some things are SUPPOSED to be hard at his age (vertical subtraction of numbers higher than 10, for instance), and he gets super-pissed when he can't figure it out, or when he accidentally writes the wrong letter and he starts yelling and crumples up his paper. I'm not sure if it's possible to genetically inherit stuff like that, but it just kills me to see him becoming more and more like me, no matter how hard I try.
Still, he enjoys school, he's popular, and for being in a K / Grade 1 split, he thinks it's neat he's the biggest kid in the class (seriously, he's got an inch on the biggest kid in Grade 1). His best friend is the smallest person in the class, almost exactly 50% of my son's mass. They make such a cool pair.
But yes... grades. Lame. On the plus side, the teachers hate the new grading system, but THEY have to conform to it. When I talk to them in person (super-friendly teachers), they just rave about how polite he is, and how smart he is, even though he has problems when he has to work on something alone (he apparently doesn't like working alone, and when he's in a group, he doesn't like it when he isn't in charge of them), but he's doing excellent, well ahead of the expected curve.
However, she isn't allowed to put that in WRITING, for fear of being fired, or the schoolboard sued.