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  1. becky

    becky Enthusiast

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    On Monday, Jeannie will be going to the elementary next door to meet the teacher whose classroom she will be in to take the standardized tests in two weeks. The VP is very hesitant when she talks to me on the phone, so I hope to calm whatever reservations she probably has about a homeschooler coming in. She's not rude or anything, I can just describe her tone as hesitant.
     
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    I suspect the VP needs a reality check.

    Jeanne isn't being homeschooled because she's a threat to civilized society. She'll do just fine.
     
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    I figured she got burned along the line by a militant hser. Some of us are like that, ya know!

    I'm concerned about even sending her since I've talked to the dad of a friend of Jeanne's. I started a thread about it, how the friend is a third grader and in AP math, and getting moved into AP reading. I had no idea AP classes existed at the elementary level.
     
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    Let me give an example of how she talks-
    She called to tell me the dates of the testing, and what time to have Jeanne there. I asked if we could stop by the Friday before at the end of the day, so Jeanne could meet her or whoever would be escorting her to the classroom she'd be in.

    She sounded surprised-or something- and said 'Mrs B, I won't be giving her the test! She'll have to go into a classroom and test with the other children!'

    I said I understood that, but I didn't want to just show up that Monday at 8:30 am and hand her off to a stranger. I wanted her to at least recognize who she'd be going with. She sounded very relieved and said she'd arrange for Jeannie to meet the actual teacher she'd be in with.

    I'm not sure what she thought I meant.
     
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    Maybe she miss heard you? or she's used to super over protective hser that only want their child to be with one person and not in the classroom.

    I'm glad she gets to go in early and meet the teacher.
     
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    This will sound terrible, but most hsers here are pretty militant toward the school system. I don't know where it comes from, but I'm not like that. I have specific reasons for not wanting Jeannie in that elementary, it's not some broad dislike of the system. I will probably send a thank you card or email when testing's all over.
    If they don't tick me off, that is! Lol.;)
     
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    I'm sure after they meet Jeannie, the teacher and principal will be sad she doesn't attend their school.

    Testing is such a high-stakes issue, they may be a little nervous about the "unknown".
     
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    I'm worried about Jeannie being nervous. She's in classes everyday, some days twice, but they are so laid back. I'm worried about her reaction when she walks in the room and 25-30 pairs of eyes look up at her.
     
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    We have never had a home schooled child come to school to test. I am not sure where ours go.
     
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    Best wishes to Jeanie, but I am sure that she will do fine. You are an awesome teacher.
     
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    This VP had no idea, either. When I first called to inquire, she really wouldn't talk to me until she found out more about how it would all work.
     
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    I think it sounds like this VP has some very stereotypical views on HSing! I would just let whatever she says roll off your back - you know you are doing the right thing by your child.

    And, no, there is no such thing as AP classes in the 3rd grade! That father was obviously trying to make you feel inferior about the educational decision you have made for your family.
     
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    Why does Jeanne have to go to the school to take a test?
     
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    Best wishes to Jeannie! She'll do great! :)
     
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    No, I don't think that was his point. I will find out, though, when we go in.
     
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    It's standadrized testing, Jaime. It will help me know where she is or needs to be. I want this for my peace of mind.
     
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    Okay- how can I impress this VP?? Any pointers?

    My personal fear is I'll run into one of Kevin's old teachers, although I understand they all moved to the new elementary in our area. Boy- I wish I had known all of you while he was in school! I look back on all those years as one big, black cloud.
     
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    Well, we went over there today. The teacher was very nice and down to earth. She told Jeannie her students are nervous just like she is about the test. She said she'd explain as much as she could to help Jeannie get situated.
    The only thing I didn't care for was the plan for Jeannie's arrival. At first, the VP said Jeannie could arrive by 8:30 and walk directly to the classroom. No ID, no sign in, just come in and go to the classroom. I want someone to escort her. I know that in the hustle of morning arrival, she's going to be confused by all the commotion. I can also see some teacher stopping this child who does not attend there, and asking her who she is. Jeannie will freeze. The VP said that someone will escort her, then. I just see that as appropriate.
     
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    So, how did it go?
     
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    Lol- Old teacher, read my post before yours!
     

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