My first middle school orientation as a parent. Being that I was by far the youngest parent there (jab, jab) I had a lot to learn on my first trip to the big house.
So for the newbies who have yet to dive into the waters of puberty piranas I offer my observations. For the parents who have been there done that gotten the shirt I offer perspective.
- Home room is the biggest room in the 6th grade hall. I don't know why, but it feels like trumpets players are announcing your arrival and it should be that way.
- Classes don't necessarily need textbooks — that is old school. You know, the whole reading from paper thing kind of left the world in the ice ages.
- some teachers were born the year I graduated high school (might be stretching a bit)
- Other teachers are obviously struggling with "personal summers". Hence the 5,000,000 fans in a 10 x 10 room.
- Certain people don't always know why they teach, and they really can't hide it.
- 3 minutes between "classes" certainly doesn't give one enough time to socialize.
- Finding the bathroom is really the first item on your list everyday. That is after you locate the cafeteria.
- Boys and girls obviously don't sit near each other in class, because most parents do not know who each other are.
- Reading 6+ teachers blogs everyday really interferes with my design blog reading and I am not sure how I feel about it.
- The orchestra teacher will beginning playing ,randomly.
- and my favorite from the evening - social studies! How fun is that lady. She has traveled around the world and "experienced" a lot of different things. It totally shows!
School is going to be great this year!
Perfect no, because both N and I are still learning.
When you are done learning — then you can call it perfect. Just never strive to be perfect - that means you aren't learning.