Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

The PD Day

Yesterday was a day off school for a PD day (or are they called PA days now? I don't know.) It was parent-teacher interviews for the primary schools. I didn't even get to take advantage of it and sleep in, as our interview was for 9:15 in the morning. It was probably better that way because it made sure that we were up and out early.

The interview went well. Cameron is having a much better year this year and is a lot happier. I really like his teacher and she loves him. Even though he hasn't been identified, he struggles in some areas. She said that he is so smart and is wonderful to listen to in class because he has tonnes of great ideas ... he just has a hard time getting them on paper. She's willing to make allowances for that, even though he doesn't have an identification. Anyway, it was a very possitive interview and we all came away feeling that we are moving in the right direction for him.



After the interview I told the boys that I was going out Christmas shopping. Cameron asked if he could come along. I was shocked as this boy loves being home without parents around. The two of us headed out. We went to the mall and had a wonderful afternoon together. We talked, joked, giggled, and enjoyed each other's company. The whole afternoon I didn't hear "Can we go home now" at all. We enjoyed a leisurly lunch, went for a tea later in the afternoon, and topped the day off at Toys R Us to look around. He even helped me make dinner last night! It was a great day! These are the moments I cherish.

4 comments:

  1. What a great day! Those simple times of togetherness are what bind parents and children. They are the times you'll both remember.

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  2. Most of Josh's off days are between trimesters. The days allow teachers time to get caught up on their grading and submit them. If you want to visit with a teacher, you have to set up times on your own.

    Twice a year in Iowa Iowa City the Jr High had two evenings where all the teachers were at desks in the gymn. You lined up to talk for 5 mintues to your child's teachers. The teacher had a file box containing all their students records.

    Josh; Jr High had something similar once a year, except you have to go from room to room...and it is more of a meet and greet.

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  3. It is so nice to spend some nice one on one time with our kids. It doesn't happen enough. I'm glad to hear that the teacher's meeting went well and that things are looking good! Congrats to your ds. :D

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  4. Wow, what a day! I'm glad the interview was such a positive one. A good teacher really does make a huge difference in a child's life. I'm glad your ds got a good one this year!

    And what a day at the mall! Wow! We tried to go to the mall on our PA day, but we couldn't find a parking spot at 1:00! So we headed for the indoor playground instead. YikeS! :O

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