Despite some initial reservations about her new teacher Millie has settled into the juniors remarkably well. I think we were all initially taken aback by the teacher’s no-nonsense attitude: when she asked for something done she expected it to get done; nothing like the touchy-feely methods used in the infants.
There have been two proofs of that this week. First, Millie has been making a card for her teacher (whose name I forget, in case you wondering why I’m not naming her) with the message “Best Teacher Ever” on the front and lots of heartwarming platitudes inside.
That’s quite a turnaround from the teacher who would supposedly – ahem – “chuck a rage” at a moment’s notice.
But also, Millie has amassed EIGHT house points so far this term. Eight!
The Lovely Melanie thinks the teacher has recognised that Millie can be easily discouraged or encouraged by the smallest remark and is ensuring that Millie gets plenty of positive reinforcement.
Plus, of course, she’s a very clever girl – one of two that we keep in our house. 🙂