My daughter just attempted to wipe her own ass after taking a messy crap. It went about as well as you would expect.
Had the first ultrasound today. It's not twins.
My daughter is an honor student . . . takes mostly honors classes as a freshman . . . .and came home in her first marking period (just after Thanksgiving) with straight A's (her high school is on a trimester as opposed to semester marking periods).
As a result of the anomaly of the trimester system, she didn't have math during the first trimester, and began this second trimester marking period in honors geometry (most of the other students in this particular honors geometry class had the benefit of taking algebra in the first trimester, however, my daughter and 8 others in the class were not so fortunate) . . . . this particular teacher is employing algebraic formulas as part of his teachings of honors geometry, and he had the gall to say to my kid: "You may be an honor student, but not in math." [She is in uncharted territory, getting C's and D's on quizzes and tests in geometry and still getting A's in all other classes]
[NOTE: I was an honor student way back in the day, but plain old geometry in HS was never my strong suit as well. I'd like to think that the "lack" of math practice since last spring has a lot to do with her troubles in geometry.]
This was the equivalent of a punch to the gut or a cold glass of ice water being thrown into her face. Needless to say, that when my wife picked her up at school last Thursday, our daughter was in tears as she told my wife the news.
Now when I heard this news, I was prepared to go have a friendly conversation with the teacher about his teaching manner, however, my wife did tell me that the teacher has offered to meet with our daughter at lunch everyday to go over some algebraic equations and to help her with honors geometry. Our daughter seemed receptive to the idea, and she seemed to get a handle on some of the sample problems she worked on yesterday at home
So, I've decided that rather than give the teacher a piece of my mind, to let things ride out for a while to see how she responds to the tutoring. Knowing my daughter, who is uber competitive, this could be just the tonic she needed to get back on track in math. My question to all interested parties here is: if your child was in the same predicament, how would you have reacted?
Thoughts and opinions are appreciated.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw
my son at the bounce house today in brighton...yeah...
face plant showing off for the girls that work there...
that is some epic timing on that pic
my daughter is getting ready to crawl. it's crazy.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.