I went to my son school today for the Parent-Teacher Conference. I had been looking forward to this day, because I really wanted to talk to his teacher about his grades, and how is he doing in school, if he participates, or just keep quite. I am really worried about my 2nd grader, he seems so occupied lately. Every time I asked him if he likes school, he always say yes, but his eyes and tone of his voice disagree with his answer. I told him that its okay to tell me that he doesnt like it, or if something is bothering him so I can fix his problem. I hate to see him looking so unhappy and not so lively. The moved had a big affect on him. And it make me feel very sad, because in a year from now, we will gonna move again.
Anyhow, what I really wanna talk about is the conference between his teacher and me. It was the first time that I really had a talked with his teacher about his Progress. She was very nice, and honest with her opinion. She told me a lot of things about Jian, on how good he is in school. She praised him about his writing skills which is above average from anybody in class and his reading was excellent. She said that his Math is average which is still good, but still I was expecting more because I believed that he is good in Math. He used to get perfect grades in math when he was in 1st grade. She said that he needs help in counting coins and graphs, he doesn’t understand the concept yet. Oh boy, its time for me to tutor him in math, and teach him the easiest way on how to determine the change, and how to graph his answer. She also said that sometimes he doesn’t follow instructions. She said that he is kinda poor in this, but its okay, because most students in their class doesn’t follow instructions. To me its not okay, it is very important to follow instructions, because this will test your attentiveness, and understanding about the subject. Oh Boy, its probably my fault, because I don’t tend him like I used to do when he was still in kindergarten. Because of these remarks, I am going to watch his studies closely, and tend his needs. But in spite all the remarks, I sure am very proud of him. The teacher said that he is above average from his class. His score in the National test was pretty high, and he exited the English as a Second Language(ESL), meaning he doesn’t need ESL any more. I feel sad about this, because I feel like he really need this. But due to the result of his exam, he is done with ESL.
Oh well, the conference turned out okay, it lasted more than 30mins as what I expected. I talked to the teacher on how JJ came here in US, and also personal stuff like how I met my husband, where I used to work, and what I do for a living. I guess she wants to get to know us and to understand much better, which I find important, in order for her to know more about her students. I was pretty much satisfied with her explanation on JJ’s grade. I feel bad that I was not able to focus on his studies lately, and I just let him do his homework all by himself. I was confident enough that he can do it without my help, I guess all boys need their Mum Mum to help them, even the easiest task. I should do this, to make him feel more confident about himself, and always ready for school.