Why do parents expect if their child is doing well in school that they will be bored? When I tell parents how well their child is doing, they almost always come back with, “do you think she/he will be bored next year?”
I usually reply that when a child knows how to read and write and has the basic math skills they will find many ways to apply and use the exciting knowledge they’ve gained. I’m quite proud when I answer in this way, because what I really want to do is quote one of my education professors who said “I’m bored” should be translated into “this is really hard and I’m scared.”
Two more conferences tomorrow and then I’m on spring break. And no, I won’t be bored!