No, not really. I actually love her grades, but when an “S” is earned, I always want to understand.
S in most of the work study habits was concerning. I asked Tot about it, and she truly didn’t know. The comments said….
Disrespectful? OK, now I need to know. I suggested we go in and talk to her about it so Tatum could be aware of WHAT to work on.
The next morning, Mrs. King was glad to spend time with us. She said, “I NEVER give E’s the first quarter.” She wants to see the kids improve! Oh my, she did get some E’s and with social, that is AWESOME!
She did say, “Tatum, you know you can be a bit chatty.” And Tatum agreed.
But here’s the big deal here: Tatum was WILLING to go in and find out what she could do better. In other words, she CONFRONTED her problems instead of avoiding. What a skill to learn at such a young age.
Tatum, I love that you beat your own drum and you aren’t like other kids.
Mrs. King is so proud of you. She even said how respectful and kind you are to ALL.
Tot, I’m so proud of you. Courage, kindness, and introspective. I love you.