R had her exams last month and we were called last saturday to get her report cards.
Honestly, I spent exactly 5 minutes in her class
1. Because I didnt know what to ‘discuss’ with her teachers
2. I was in a hurry to go back home to meet up with Zephyr and Sudhagee
We were called between 9 AM to 10 AM. I reached there at 9.05 AM and saw a few parents already seated. Since it was not fixed time and anyone could come anytime between 9 and 10, there was a bit of chaos with everyone trying to get the teacher’s attention.
I took R’s report card and her papers.
Honestly, I was shocked to see her English Paper where they had to fill in the missing alphabets. She has done a VERY good job. It was neat! I cross checked her name and number and then had to admit that its my child and she is not bad at all.
Her Maths paper was kind of funny to see. They had to fill in the missing numbers and the darling brat managed to write the mirror image of 5 and 6. I have noticed this very often in her and have been trying to correct her. Amma says its nothing to worry and some children do have this habit for some time. So I wasnt too worried.
She did her counting properly *rolls eyes on that!* and then she had done correct matching and stuff.
All in all, I shouldnt complain.
Then I saw into the report card. It was pretty much same as the last time’s including a tick on ‘am I obedient’ and the teacher has ticked on ‘sometimes’ instead of all the time 🙂
But, I must admit that they had written that ‘R is a very helpful and friendly child who helps all the other children. She is very open to learning new things’
Or something in those lines…I dont remember, but it was something like this.
As long as the friendliness and helpfulness lasts a lifetime, I think I have succeeded as a parent 🙂
I went up to her teacher to return the card. She was surrounded by other parents.
She smiled at me. I said thank you teacher.
She was a bit surprised ‘no questions’
I said, no teacher unless you have any complaints.
She said does R talk about school
I replied, not much honestly, but she does like coming to school
She beamed and was happy.
I just said thank you and walked out.
That was perhaps the shortest parent meet anyone would have had eh?