The Daughter Chronicles

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mia's teacher leaves her!

Yes, Mia is losing her kindergarten teacher. Three of the kids are moving on to seventh grade, and no new kids are coming into the program, so there will only be two kids in the class. There's another class, so they're just putting the two classes together. As Mia's teacher has less seniority than the other, she's getting squeezed out of her position. She'll be moving to a different school and taking one of the aides with her. The other aide is staying, so at least Mia will have a familiar face to go back to.

I haven't met the other teacher, so I hope she's as good with Mia as her current teacher is. I also hope the other class isn't too big. Her teacher told me that when she first started, she had five aides because the class was so big. That's when they decided to split the classes in two. The previous teacher actually quit because the class was so big. Mia has gotten a lot of good attention this year, and I'm going to be worrying all summer about the situation next school year. She needs a lot of one-on-one time, unfortunately, and we hope she'll be getting it.

But that's something to worry about later. Now it's on to summer school, where we hope she will continue making progress. This is the first "real" summer school she's attended (the past two years, she went for a little while, but they didn't do a lot of school work), so we're hoping they keep pushing her.


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