During preschool parent-teacher conferences…yes, my son’s preschool has p-t conferences…
I was told that, due to his social immaturity and inability to completely grasp the alphabet…
We should STRONGLY consider a growth year.
And she recommended a year of private kindergarten, which they happen to offer where he is.
But, this “growth year” that he allegedly needs…
would cause a major balls in cold water shrinkage in our bank account.
But lets backtrack here.
Bull. Crap. That he doesn’t know his letters…both lower and UPPER case.
He isn’t showing his teacher what he knows. And she’s falling for it.
Because he knows…every freaking letter…
BIG and small.
UPPER and lower.
Except for Uu.
He can’t. For the life of him…
EVER remember what Uu is.
And he gets Ii confused.
But don’t ask him Y…
the alphabet is NOT
Wanting him to admit that he knows the letters.
When all he wants to do is get U and I off his case…
So that he can go back to doing what is SUPER important to him…
Is playing with action figures…
By himself. Because no one else likes to “bam” the same way that he does.
Which is what is being mistaken for social immaturity…
He is letting U think that he is socially immature.
He is letting U think that he doesn’t know all the letters.
So that U (and I) leave him alone.
And to that I say…
Apparently…between U and I…
My kid is a genius…and I just told U Y!
Obviously…a growth year isn’t needed.
He…needs to start college…immediately.
Can U say Doogie Hauser?
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Tara R. says
I had a 1st grade teacher tells us the Boy was lacking fine motor skills because he couldn’t (read wouldn’t) color inside the lines. She refused to acknowledge the detailed cars he was drawing on the back of the page. Blah! Your little man is probably smarter than all of us.
Beth from the Funny Farm says
I was actually CALLED on the phone by the school counselor when one of my daughter’s was in Kindergarten. “She doesn’t know her alphabet” this lady said. I’m like “Are YOU KIDDING ME??!! She knows her letters and sounds. AND CAN READ THEM. HERE LET ME DO IT WITH HER WHILE YOU ARE ON THE PHONE WITH ME!”
So I grabbed the flash cards. She zipped right on through those babies. Not even in order. Plus read words. LOUD AND CLEAR.
We have no idea why she wouldn’t do it in school. IT SHOCKED the counselor… LOL
What a flashback this story is for me. Heh.
my son is the same way, except for now it is multiplication facts…these boys…they have a one track mind, the only difference is what is on that mind changes as they age.
the planet of janet says
those kids will fake you out every time. sigh.
she who knows says
Let me tell you about having a brilliant daughter who refused to put forth any effort! This kid was talking by the time she was 1 year old (she started saying words by 6-7 months), and look what good it did. She could have had a career so as to not be dependent upon anyone, and so she could have had the power to control her life instead of letting her life control her.
Sometimes being real bright is a handicap. Remember that children do not come with instruction sheets, and the parents may have a terrible time figuring out how to channel their energy, their intellectual curiosity, or their gift of a retentive mind.
A check of the prisons will uncover that many of the “bad guys” are actually quite bright but no one knew how to focus their intelligence in creative and socially acceptable ways.
You need to talk to someone who really knows what to do with your kid; your parents are incapable, because they could not reach you, despite trying valiantly.
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Social Immaturity = the teachers are too frigging boring and your kiddo is way past that bullsh*t and moving on to something more exciting.
Not knowing what you know he knows = he’s not a damned trained monkey going to perform on command- apparently they aren’t offering enough bananas. 😉
Needing Private K = we are out to gouge you for every penny you have, every nickel your relatives have and everything you can beg, borrow or steal.
Wait until they tell you that he’s obviously (insert your favorite combination of a-d- et. al. letters here because he fiddles or fidgets when really, he is bored spitless) trust me on this one, it is coming.
It’s enough to make you crazy.
Oh- I <3 your blog and wanted to add you to twitter but not sure what name you use. You had me with the headear, it is amazing.
Colleen - Mommy Always Wins says
I agree with Tara. He’s so danged smart to be playing that teacher…I say screw the “special kindergarten”. But you probably already said that. 😉
He sounds like he’s more than ready for Kindergarten. He sounds like a smart one.
Aha, the kid who won’t show you cuz they don’t want to. My youngest is like that & she scares the crap out of me with how smart she *really* is if she’d just show it. I just wrote about Taylor the other day and her smartness, come over & give me your opinion if you have time.
Semi-Slacker Mom says
I’m rating your blog! And you’re doing pretty good. I’m laughing my arse off! We spent our growth year in the MUCH cheaper church PK.
I swear to the norse gods or whatever above that my son and your son were separated at birth. My son does not care to learn, he only wants to go to school to make friends with other little boys that will slash, dash, hiyah, (idk how to spell the sound effect) sneak and everything else superhero’s and action figures do!!!!!
Now I’m just depressed. The Queen can read and write every letter and spell a lot of words, but she is also NOT one to do anything anyone asks.
August looms large and ominous.
PS. Your dad is pretty funny. You probably aren’t laughing though.