Thinks that I am over-reacting...
(I happen to be rolling my eyes while I type this)
This week is Book Fair--
just like last year I said I would help out.. but then later I wanted to kick myself..
.(I guess I don't work well with others'...I don't care to talk behind people's backs...)
Yesterday, there was a guest teacher in Shane's classroom, and it was suggested that I walk down to Shane's class and remind them that they were to come to the library -
the kids were to pick some books for their ..."wish list" ---
Now this is a great way to get the kids to promote the books fair,
however... my son hates to window shop--
Thank God, that his staff person S was able to be there to help Shane exit from the library-- However -- there was extra conversations about Book Fair, and how we can't always get just what we want..ect... ect...
Then today-- Jerry dropped Shane off, and was asked to sign a permission slip for Thursday...
Apparently, the kids will be going to the Science Factory-- which is fine with me, however -- they will be gone from 9am to noon... that is a longer time period.-- and Shane doesn't do well with transitioning from a fun place(Science Factory) to the bus...
If I go -- I have to PAY $5.00! Although the Science Factory site says differently.(It says for every 6 students the chaperone's are free... I guess I am not a favorite parent that gets in FREE?)
The staff person S can be there to help him stay calm for part of the time -- I offered to take her place when she has to leave-- and then take Shane home via our car instead of the bus.-
According to the permission slip I would have to pay to get my son out!
But , geez... can't there be more planning ahead of time??? and communication with HOME???
There is also a great event at school on Thursday night called Literacy Night... it's much like a open house with focus on what the kids are learning, and checking out the classroom-- there is even a free meal available, the kids receive a free book and book mark if they come --
As a parent -- I want to go and see the kids' rooms, but as the Mom of Shane and Jessica-- I just do not think that it will be a fun trip for Jessica,Shane and I -- I have a feeling that going back to the school to ..."window shop" again-- will not go smoothly. Jerry has to work -- so it would be just me and the kids trying to look around,visit classrooms, talk with others -- and be flexible.
At this point we are not going to go to Literacy Night, and I pray that I find a way to answer the questions that will come from teachers,staff, and the kids about why...not.
I guess that my complaint is this, I need planning time... why can't I get a quick phone call or note home about what is going to be happen BEFORE????
Really, I don't think that I can't be the only one
in this school-vs home partnership that is required to be flexible ....can I???????????????
At least American Idol is on this evening, I think....
I still have to figure out how and what to write for the up-coming presentation at a local high school for CMN (Children's Miracle Network)
There are also celebrations planned for tomorrow-- Dr.Seuss's birthday-- I really could of used some prior warning....