Dear Teachers of my Children

11:32 am Enrichment, Homeschoolers No More, The Son, Younger Daughter

Dear Teachers of my Children,

I know you and the school (the school we love the best!) put the learning of our children entrusted in your care as one of your topmost priorities and for that we are grateful.

My husband and I understand that in order for our children to learn more and understand the concepts they need to learn and understand, they need not listen to boring lectures while sitting for more than 6 hours just doing so. We know that you do your best to make learning interactive, dynamic and leaves lasting impression to young minds so that so these children are able to learn.

Let me just tell you that as a former classroom teacher, this former homeschooling mom who still currently teaches special needs students, I have been trained first and foremost to focus on “Process and not the Product” which means I am not too fond of children asked to memorize facts that they know no significance of.

All those wonderful ways of learning I mentioned: interactive, dynamic, creative and engaging are what the school, your school is all about and those are the reasons why we have stayed, why we have been with this school since year 2000.

Yep, that long.

I know the children need to have homework and if I may say so, this is the least of my worries because you teachers generally don’t give difficult ones.

I know that through projects they learn even more because they not only get to read about certain important topics but they do tasks that make them learn and understand more.

But here’s the thing…

Can you at least give us time to gather the materials needed for these projects or some unusual homework tasks?

I for one am rattled for things the children NEED  TO BRING THE NEXT DAY even if we have our own school supplies stash at home. Yes, we do have this kind of school supplies stash because going to a store or bookstore for a 1/8 illustration board or some art papers is just plain waste of time, energy and effort.

Since you have the lesson plans made in advance, is it possible to give the children enough time to tell their parents the materials they need for school, and not just ask them to bring these the next day?

My kids can bring cartolina pieces in primary colors the next day but don’t expect us to have yellow green or pink to be brought to school the next day.

A 1/8 and 1/4 illustration board? We have these too, but not bristol board.  

Maybe bring a folder the next day? We have these in long and short sizes, in color brown and beige but not in red or purple.

Envelope? We have these too in long and short sizes, in the common color brown but not in yellow or green.

Wood cut in specific lengths and sizes, a saw and some nails. <- Wait that was from a different school.

We can have these colors IF only you give us time enough to get these for you. Over the weekend perhaps?

I am not really complaining you see, if we are given enough time to get what the children need, you won’t hear us complain because we support our children in everything they do to be able to maximize their learning. 

I really hope you understand because this is not too much to ask for.



A whole lot of moms and dads out there, not just me and my husband.


3 Responses
  1. sheene dy :

    Date: August 8, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    soooo can relate.. it makes you want to homeschool your kids instead.. it seems they would learn a whole lot more from you than from teachers who barely even know how and what to teach.. (or maybe that’s just me..)

  2. sheene dy :

    Date: August 8, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    I have read a lot about “un-schooling” kids.. maybe we should try that, because honestly I don’t think my kids get enough from the school they go to compared to what I teach them at home.. (or maybe that’s just me..)

  3. admin :

    Date: August 10, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Hi Sheene,

    I used to homeschool two of my kids (for three years) but they’ve been in a regular non-traditional school for four years now.

    The teachers there are great, except maybe for one or two who give these requests asking for things the next day. Ok lang if the usual/common things that we usually have but sometimes not. The school where I transferred the boy for grade 7 was worse but that is water under the bridge now because we pulled him out and transferred him back to his former school, where all my three children went to.

    Thank you for taking time to comment. Have a great day!

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