Thank you to this mother for reminding me of the other side of my job. There is SO much more to a student than what a baseline test can measure. May all educators remember this when speaking at parents conferences.
My kid failed 4K screening.
I’m a total failure as a parent.
Okay, not really…the failure as a parent part.
Or the failing 4K screening part.
You don’t fail a screening, but you do get labeled.
I was told that C was developmentally behind.
Total disclaimer: I had no intention of sending him to 4K as I loved our play-centered daycare, but I did it because ‘everyone’ is supposed to.
It hurt my heart to hear those words…developmentally behind.
Then it made me angry when I was told the why.
He failed cutting.
He was not quite four and a lefty.
They gave him right-handed scissors and asked him to cut out a semi-circle.
He did a bang up job until the end where he cut off part of the black line.
Perfect almost three-quarters of the way around, but then…
He failed to stay on the line.
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