Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.
Parents evening is a milestone moment of every school year. It lets you know how your children are doing, gives you things to focus on in the coming months and gives you an insight into what your children spend their school days doing when you’re not there to see it for yourself.
This year LP and Little Man’s parents evenings were on the same day but we could only get slots two hours apart so Dave went to one and I went to the other. It was nice as they were either side of the children’s dinner time, fitting nicely into our evening.
Little Man is doing amazingly at school. Considering he had speech therapy last year he has come on so well and amazes me every day. He now only forgets the r sound sometimes and needs words correcting every so often but on the whole he’s ploughing on with phonics, reading and writing and we couldn’t be more proud.
We got to look at his school book and seeing the pictures he had drawn and the descriptions he had written was so emotional. He has come so far in the last six months since starting school and he has such a huge imagination. Plus, he tries so hard at everything he does and we really couldn’t ask for more than that.
LP adores school and loves to learn. She’s always loved English but maths has always been a bit more of a struggle but recently something has clicked and she really enjoys and understands maths now. She’s doing really well, keeping up with her classmates and really enjoying it all too.
Parents evening will always make me nervous. It takes me back to my own school days, waiting on the steps of the school hall, reading a book, whilst my parents moved from table to table talking to my teachers. But, as a parent there are different nerves.
You want to know your child is doing ok, that they’re trying their best and that they are happy. You want to see if there’s anything you can do to help and if you’re doing enough. Parents evenings are reassuring and I really appreciate those ten minutes with the children’s teachers. It may only be ten minutes but it’s concise, helpful and gives you steps to move forward and support your children even more.
LP and Little Man make me so proud. They both love school and they are both doing so well. It’s so nice to visit the school and come away feeling proud, happy and relieved too. They are both happy at school – and that makes me happy too.
If you have an ordinary moment this week, come and link up – I’m looking forward to reading the moments that you share and will comment and share them on Twitter through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part.