Today Mike and I went to Ethan-7yr’s parent/teacher conference. It was GREAT.
Ethan-7yr’s teacher said that he really understands writing. He’s a first grader, so writing stories is a brand new endeavor for his class. She said that he really gets the concepts of characters, and setting, and how to make a story interesting. He gets into synonyms and interesting adjectives and likes to pull those elements together.
It alarmed her, I think.
Mike made some sort of excuse or explanation for me. It seemed oddly familiar, and then I realized YES. Of course. At the parent/teacher meeting in the fall we had a similar experience. Well. I’m consistent at least.
Later I had another, impromptu parent/teacher type meeting over the phone. A very nice woman called and updated me on Kim-13yr’s status. A few days ago, Mike moved her from her school outside Albuquerque to a wilderness style adventure camp. (Adventure meaning, “Seriously Roughing It.”)
She’s doing well. I’m nervous for her, and the extreme conditions she’s in.