Kristina - posted on 09/14/2011 ( 145 moms have responded )
okay.. so im knew to this..but i have a question. the school that my kids go to have a reward system which i think is great. at the end of the quarter the kids who meet the requirements go to an end of the quarter movie. when i first heard abt this, i thought okay this should be no problem. my children do not have behavioral issues. they go to school and they're on time. they do all home work assignments/ all projects given by their teachers and do well in school.. this year, might prove to be a bit of a challenge for my oldest. the teacher is a faster paced teacher and my child is not a fast paced kid. but working hard to keep up. Anyhow.. there are 5 goals my child has to meet. my child will have no problem completing the 3 of 5 goals. I have issues with the last two goals which my child and others have to meet which is 5 100% on spelling test and 5 100% reading comprehension test. I really have a hard time with this. Not every child can do this, even at their best. I think the expection level is way too high. to me, this is like saying sorry, you did your best, but it wasn't good enough and therefore you can not go to the movies.. it's crushing to think that. And it is still very early. my child may surprise me.. don't know but to me, it's just the idea that this can't be right. there should be (IMO) other goals for those children who can not master the 100%. Attainable goals, they can reach and master so they also have the chance to go to the movies with the rest of the school. so is this fair? Or am I just complaining mother who need to move on? I do plan on speaking w/my childs teacher - eventually. working up the nerve and I do not want to offend her.
My kids are good students..but for my oldest, who does try but has to work harder than the younger sibling. And so far my oldest has already missted 2 on the first spelling test because he capitalized two words, but spelt all the words correctly.. *sigh*
anyhow.. just looking for opinions. TY