We are not surprised to receive negative updates from teachers on Yvette. I don’t aim to raise a perfect child and Yvette CERTAINLY is not prefect!
On Wednesday, everyone in the class were happily making the Letter C but Yvette, no matter how teacher coaxed her, she simply refused to do it.
On Friday, Yvette went forward to tell the teacher: “Ms Lei, Letter C is like a circle. You don’t close the circle, if not it look like a Letter O!” And the teacher was really impressed how Yvette could relate a Letter C to her. This is what she told D about it.
Both of us was equally impressed too. We have never taught Yvette this at all. I have never related C as a circle to Yvette but she could gather all the facts she had learnt, and came out a concept for Letter C.
However, I am not going to let Yvette go just like that.
I spoken to Yvette not once but twice on this.
First I told her she got to co-operate with the teacher even she already understand. Second I also tried to understand why she didn’t want to make letter C. She told me she wanted to make Letter L for leaf. (Yes, she did a small letter L instead.) But I told her, she can make L later at home and in school she got to obey the teachers.
Yesterday we worked on forming the letters using palydoh with her at home to ensure even she didn’t do it in school, she does know her letters well. Although my worry for her ability to form the letters was uncalled for. But then again she needs to be pushed and reminded and coaxed.
Arrrgh…. Really not easy to coach toddler!