Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Looking Good

We have been told many good things about MK's new teacher, but we have never actually met him, so we have our fingers crossed. There was also the possibility that he might have fallen under a bus over the summer holidays, to be replaced by some unthinking, unfeeling schoolmarm. That has not happened. And while MK only met with his teacher briefly today, he is off to a very good start -- he asked MK to help as a math tutor for kids who find math difficult. MK came back bursting with pride, which is an excellent way to start a school year.

7 comments:

Gwenith (aka The Littlest Balloon Girl) said...

Oh yay! That is so wonderful!

I hope that the school year goes well and the teacher is as fabulous as he seems :-)

Niksmom said...

Yay, MK! That's a propitious start, indeed.

mcewen said...

an excellent start.
Best wishes

Angelo said...

I'm glad to hear that.
Low expectations seem to be a common practice in education when it comes to autistic kids -- we too are starting to face that challenge with our son, and he's still in kindergarten...

A Bishops wife said...

This is wonderful!
What a great start! I am proud of all of you.

Club 166 said...

It is gratifying to see males in elementary education. In my neck of the woods they are in very short supply. I think that although my son relates to all adults well, he does better in some ways with a male role model.

Joe

VAB said...

Yeah, it's kind of a shame that there aren't more male teachers in the lower grades. Our school has one male aide (not MK's) and that is another area where male role models could be really helpful for boys.