Jaymes came home from school yesterday, and three things really got my teeth a-grindin'. First thing is this. I sent him with new diapers in his backpack. They were impossible to miss, unless they didn't look in the backpack. And yet I got a note asking for diapers. Uh...? So I added a note "They were in there, did I not send enough?"
Yes, I am a smartass. What gets me about this is... If they didn't open his backpack, it means that at naptime, he is not getting his Blankie. Which explains why I keep getting notes aobut how he doesn't nap at nap time. He likes Blankie at nap time. I want him to have it.
Second thing. They sent home a permission slip for school trips. Ok, cool. Where's he going?
He's not. It's a blanket permission for the entire year. I'm sorry, but I'd prefer to sign one for each trip, so I know where he is going, when, and what he'll be doing. I don't want to think he might be on trips and I don't know about it. The school tells me as little as possible, every bit of info is squeezed out of them.
Third thing. The big thing. They sent home this little booklet in his backpack, it's little worksheets with places for the child to write the various letters on the lines. The work was done, in a child's hand.. But certainly not MY child. Jaymes can't make letters yet. He's still working on lines and circles, for god's sake! I know this, I know my child, and I know that we work on the writing allllllll the time both at home and in therapy. Sooo...
Don't send me some other kid's work. Maybe they did hand-over-hand. I doubt it, because it's very hard to do that with Jaymes, and this work was too neat. This is what the school does- they tell me what they think I want to hear, whether it's the truth or not. It infuriates me. If I wanted to stick my head in the sand and pretend Jaymes can do the things that other almost 5 year olds can, I would. I want to know what he -really- can do.
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