Sometimes I read something that I just must share. An article in Reader's Digest, entitled "13+ Things Your Child’s Teacher Won’t Tell You" is one of those things. Every single one of the, if the writers and editors bothered to count, thirty-four things rang true. Well, except for the one about not arriving just before the bell. I usually do do that. Sometimes I even get in a teensy bit after the bell, but I have a co-teacher in the morning...who is usually later than me...ummmm... But I do stay up to an hour after, so that one at least rings half true. The ones that stood out in my mind are detailed below:
6. Your child may be the center of your universe, but I have to share mine with 25 others.
13. The students we remember are happy, respectful, and good-hearted, not necessarily the ones with the highest grades.19. The truth is simple: your kid will lie to get out of trouble.
23. Check their homework. Just because your child says he did his homework doesn’t mean it’s true. You must check. Every night.