Keith had his first parent teacher interview today. Not so coincidentally, it was also my first parent/teacher interview. Unexpectedly, I was slightly nervous walking into the classroom. Perhaps it's the realization that my son is growing up and that this is the first of many parent/teacher interviews i will attend as a parent. Or maybe because I was nervous about what the teacher will say about Keith. or maybe because I'm not familiar with how to interact with a teacher as a parent. Should I be friendly, should I be concerned, should I have been prepared with a list of questions to ask the teacher?
It turned out that there was nothing to worry about. Keith is doing just fine at school. The teacher is really pleased with his progress in all areas. She showed me some examples of his work - his drawings and writing. He drew a picture of 6 stick figures and he wrote something like this as his caption: ON FML D W M HS. Which was his way of writing "On Family Day, we went to mama's house." The teacher explained that he is starting to sound out words and he wrote all the letters by himself, which is a huge accomplishment for his age, especially considering he couldn't even hold a pen properly at the beginning of the school year.