Loved the pics, Andrea! Baby so cute, and ring so . . so . .. DIAMOND--SPARKLY!! So beautiful! Congrats again!
<sigh> I fired off a slightly miffed email to oldest son's science teacher. I feel guilty for sending it but can't deny my offended feelings. Son came home from school Monday and in response to my query of how science class was (he's doing abysmally in it
), he pipes up (with an odd smile on his face) with, "the smart ones in the class got to go on a field trip to a cancer research facility. The rest of us (2/3 of the class) stayed at the school and watched two science videos." Apparently, as he wasn't invited on the field trip, and he didn't learn about it except today from one of his friends who didn't go (didn't get permission slip in on time).
:angry: I have a ton of righteous indignation, and several lines I COULD have fired off, e.g: because some students aren't getting good grades, you assume they would not or aren't capable of getting anything from this learning experience? Is this preferential treatment?? What a slam to the ones left behind! What if they're trying as hard as they can, and only get a C (not my son, but what if??) -- then are excluded from this experience because they're not good enough (which is the message that exclusion from the activity sends). What if one of the kids who missed out, would have been all fired up after the field trip, to get into that line of work, and that would have been the impetus needed to fire them up for learning? Oh, I could go on and on.
I really think it wasn't an intentional slam, but it was VERY short-sighted on the teacher's part. And I'm voicing my perception of it. I'm willing for any mis-perception to be rectified. IF the argument is good enough. again, <sigh>. I can't change what happened Monday, but maybe I can open some eyes to not repeat this.
Any thoughts? I'm open, really (in spite of my mama-bear protective stance and my hurt feelings for my child). Really. I just want to understand.
We have a VERY busy day scheduled in the Cath Lab, and will be one person short to boot. The days, though, sometimes have a way of coming out OK, in spite of setbacks. I try to keep an open mind and hope.
Have a good day, everyone! -- D