Rachelle - posted on 02/15/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am looking for advice on how to explain to a second grade teacher that my son is trying his best to get great marks. This year the teacher is teaching grade 2-3 together french emmersion. My son age 7 comes home very excited to see his remarks from his second report card(feeling he will get at least one mark higher then the beginning of the year from B's to A's and from Satisfactory to Good or Excellent) When he opens it he sees the same marks as last year and B now to C's he starts to cry! I explain to him that I am going to go read it and then we will talk, I know he sees I am not happy! I tell him I am not mad I just need to read this to understand. So I ask my son how do you feel about these marks as we go through what the teacher wrote for comments. He say's to me mom I tried so hard and I know myself we have done so much extra work since his last report card because I want my son to feel confident in his work. Now I am not sure how to approach this with the teacher, Do I explain how Julien felt? Do I bring all the extra work we have worked on? Do I just let her tell me what he needs to work on. I also want to mention my husband and I have gone to two parent teacher meetings(and she said that Julien is doing very well) and I volunteer with the school. So any positive comments on how to approach this would be great. Thanks for reading!!