Teacher spills the beans aka Parent’s Night

I have been finding it difficult to catch up with making a blog post lately.    However, I don’t want to miss this one.  So, no matter how late this can be, I need to make a post about it as it’s part of Reimer’s firsts Parent’s Night in Primary School.

Last week 15th of October was their schools’ Parent’s Night, the very first one since he started Big School.

What is Parent’s Night?

Parent’s Night is the time set by the school where Parents finally meet the Teacher.  Teacher will then discuss the kids’ academic progress in school for that certain period.  Or Hmmmm! otherwise described as the time when Teacher spills the beans.


Parent’s Night is something we looked forward to as we wanted to know how Reimer has improved and developed academically at Big School or how he simply get on with school.  It was really kind of mixed emotions, we’re both excited and at the same time anxious in case Teacher will tell us negative things about him which we sort of expected a bit as he can sometimes be naughty and inattentive at home.   All these things were playing in our minds as we were heading towards the school that afternoon (it was still 4pm), I didn’t realize how nerve-wracking a Parent’s night can bring.

When we arrived in the his Primary School, he confidently led the way going in to find his classroom.  We walked through the main entrance, then walked past reception, dining hall, couple of rooms, library and then to Primary 1 & 2 classrooms.  We waited patiently outside as his Teacher was still talking with another Parents inside the room.  Reimer seemed so restless, he was walking back and forth while peeking through the glass door once in a while.  He was probably tensed too I guess.

Then when it was our turn, his Teacher asked us to take a seat and she then put out a tray full of Reimer’s stuff.  She then pulled one folder/book one at a time and explained to us what it’s all about while showing us Reimer’s artwork, handwriting and various activities that they have done.  So far, the Teacher said he’s done really great, very good and truly confident in writing so as in counting numbers.  His Teacher also asked him some questions and he managed to answer her back pretty well.  We’re so happy with what we’ve heard so far.

However, one of the things that we looked forward to know most is his behavior in school.  Finally, when his Teacher asked if we have any questions, his Dad jumped at the chance and goes….

Daddy:  “How is his behavior?”

Teacher:   “He’s really behaving well, he shares with other kids and he waits for his turn”

I can just utter in disbelief, as he appears like a totally different kid in school.   Was she talking about someone else’s kid and not mine? that’s exactly the question on my mind but ironically with a cheerful grin on my face.   Anyhow, what a total relief!

How was your last Parent’s Night? Did you feel the same way too?

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24 thoughts on “Teacher spills the beans aka Parent’s Night

  • My daughter goes to a steiner school and they are not big on measuring academic progress. On her first parents evening last week we had cake and tea and the teacher showed us some of the things they get up to and answered any questions

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s really interesting to know how our kids get up to while they’re in school, isn’t it?

  • You’ve got to be happy with that feedback! Sounds like he’s doing really well. Go Reimer! #abitofeverything

  • Ah what lovely comments and a relief too as you were worried. My little one is too little for parents evenings, but I’m looking forward to them when they come along. Must have been so nice to see all his work as well. #bestandworst

  • What a relief! We’ve got parents’ evening coming up at Piglet’s nursery soon, which will be interesting as I am a teacher and used to being on the other side of the desk!

    • ReimerandRuby

      I bet you dread Parent’s night especially if you spill beans about negative things kids done in school. I won’t like to be in your foot either. But it’s great how kids adore their Teacher a lot like how my Reimer is with his Teacher

  • This is very much like my first parents evening with my eldest boy. Its amazing how a different envorinment can bring out the best in your child.
    Thanks for linking up, Tracey xx#abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      I initially didn’t expect him to be too keen academically as he always thought going to school is always playtime, but I was surprised with what the Teacher said which is really good.

  • Thankfully my eldest seems to be pretty consistent, but I have heard other parents finding their kid behaves one way at home and another at school! #sharewithme

    • ReimerandRuby

      At least, you know what to expect with your eldest… Kids surprises you sometimes in their own ways!

  • We haven’t had a school one yet! Had a nursery parent’s evening and my girl was so naughty staff couldn’t believe it as she is meant to be so good normally!!! Sounds like Reimer is doing really well and I bet you are so proud. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon vv

    • ReimerandRuby

      Strange why kids behave differently with parents and without parents around, lol. They do a lot of dramas and pretensions I think, lol

  • It’s so good to hear how well Reimer is doing, you must be very proud 🙂 Its surprising how many kids behave really well at school but play up at home!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

    • ReimerandRuby

      So strange why kids are behaving that way, they probably just want to impress their Teacher which is what I suspect why Reimer is well behaved in school, lol. Thanks for dropping by too!

  • Awesome job! It’s like my little boy, he is so quiet in the classroom at home he never shuts up lol #mg Thanks for linking up

    • ReimerandRuby

      Well, in that field, Reimer is as noisy at home and in school, he just constantly talks, lol

  • Its funny how they are like completely different people at nursery or school. We have very informal parents evenings at his nursery, just to see how he’s developing but sometimes I’m like, really? That’s ZZach you are talking about?! Glad it all went well for you 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • ReimerandRuby

      For sure when your kids are in the right age, they would be very excited about halloween and trick or treating. I’m excited for them too! Yes, they had a fab weekend!

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s so strange how our kids behave differently in other place especially in school. But yes, everything went well and I’m happy with what her Teacher have told us so far.

  • I always find Parent’s Night nerve wrecking! And as they get older, I find it more unpredictable because at high school, they have so many different teachers, so while Teacher A has a good report for us, that does not mean B and C would have too. But sounds like Reimer is doing well! Yay!

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think as they get older, we got to get used to Parent’s night, the negatives and positives that the Teacher tells us about our kids. Yes, I remember those days in high school where we got different teacher per subject, it brings back memories.

  • I think they are better for the teacher to impress their friends we got the same on parents evening and it was a little nerve racking waiting our turns after the other parents but all good news a little work needed on his writing but he is four..lol Glad all went well for you too Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme

    • ReimerandRuby

      It seems a relief when it’s mostly positive, isn’t it? its great your parent’s evening went well too. Although the Teacher said my son is confident in writing but to me he still needs a lot of practice. lol

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