Wednesday, July 13, 2011
likes to draw
I had a meeting with my daughter's teacher yesterday. She's had some low grades (not kinda low, failing low) and I wasn't sure if she was still missing some work from when she was sick. Her teacher, who is very sweet and well-loved by her second grade charges, told me my daughter is doing fine, but there is one problem: she is constantly drawing during class. Not in the open, on top of her desk, but sneakily in a notebook hidden on her lap. This was not surprising, she loves to draw.
I do not want to discourage her love of drawing but I would like her to pay more attention in class. My plan is to focus on her school work a little more than I have been; pay more attention to her homework. I'm hoping that with a little focused energy on my part, I can get her a little more engaged. It's not that I think grades are terribly important, but she really is so capable and it comes easy when she tries and pays attention. We will see what happens.