I thought I was nuts. Making a mountain out of a mole-hill, as my dad might say. But Sam brought home his report card yesterday and I'm just so confused that I think it's pointless to even worry about it anymore.
In the notes section, it says, "Thank you for attending parent conferences. There has been a marked improvement in Sam's behavior." In the columns specifically concerning behavior, where Sam received check marks last time (indicating "needs improvement"), he now received check minuses with "better" noted beside the check minuses. Huh? If a check mark indicates "needs improvement" what does a check minus indicate? and what does a check minus with a "better" next to it mean?
I swear...I never thought first grade would be so difficult...for me. lol!
Somebody please pass the secret decoder ring. Thanks!
Along the same storyline...I have to tell you about a conversation I had the other day shortly after the parent conference that concerned me so much.
I was talking about my concerns with one of the secretaries in the criminal office (who I consider a friend) when one of the other secretaries who sits behind her said, "It's not Ms. C----, by any chance is it?"
I said, "Uh...(hesitating)...yes it is...why?"
This other secretary rolls her eyes as she says, "Oh, she's just a b****!"
"Why do you say that?" I asked (of COURSE I asked...unsolicited strong comments like this always make me ask!).
The other secretary starts with, "She should NOT be teaching little kids. She has absolutely no skills for dealing with them." But that wasn't all...she went on to tick off three additional points on the fingers of her right hand, "My three little cousins were in her class and learned next to nothing. She has no control over the class and she has no idea how to relate to little kids. She should be teaching fifth grade or older, for sure."
At least I know I'm not totally crazy.