Posted By admin on December 10, 2009
Her bus arrives home after school one day – Lyra walks in the front door and drops her backpack on the floor. As she’s taking her coat off, I ask her, “How was your day?” “Good” she says…and just before I’m able to ask my next question, she adds, “and I didn’t learn anything new today, Mom.” My jaw drops, and I’m thinking…have I really become that predictable to my 3-yr old?
Yeah, so maybe I do often ask Lyra what she learned at school. I guess it’s just this crazy idea/belief I have, that every child should have the opportunity to learn something new every day. If they’re not learning, then what’s the point?
Lyra is very vocal and if there is something she’s learned that day at school that has REALLY got her excited, she is usually quick to tell us all about it…which I love. It’s just hard for us to see her progress overall. It seems so much slower than when she was receiving EI services. And I like to track things. I’m a numbers, data, and charts kind of person and I HAVE NO CHART! Give me a checklist or something! I just want to be able to keep track of her progress a little better and know that she’s continually moving forward. Is that too much to ask?
Time for me to go scour the internet in search of that elusive chart.