Yesterday I saw this tweet:
I was asked for my opinion, and have yet to give it. Apparently the children were around seven or eight years old.
I am not sure how I feel. What are your thoughts? Is it appropriate for a teacher to hug your child at this age? Is it no big deal? Is it an invasion of the children’s space, especially if they didn’t seek out the affection themselves?
So I had orientation last night for one of the educational establishments currently tasked with teaching one of my sons. I met his English teacher who not only is respected by the kids, but is totally tuned in.
He clued us in to one of his class rules. He allows absolutely no talking in class. If they have to tell a friend something they can pass notes without his knowledge. However, if they are caught passing notes, the child will not be punished but the note will be read by him. If there are any spelling mistakes on the note, the child has to rewrite it. Continued misspelling of passed notes can affect their final grade.
I love it!!
What is it with boys and their hygiene habits, or lack thereof? I was sorting laundry, as I do a few times a week, and it came to my attention that one of the young men currently residing under my roof had a distinct lack of underwear waiting to be washed.
I challenged him on this. “Uh…yeah….I was too lazy to get fresh ones out of the closet after my shower. So I wore the same pair.” ::face palm:: (However, he does get points for showering!)
Then, (oh my goodness this child drives me insane), then he says, “besides, Ima, I wanted to help you by cutting down on the amount of laundry you have to do!!”
They do eventually grow up, right?