I’m bordering on obsessive compulsive, checking my son’s online grade viewer every 30 minutes or so. A big part of me wonders if I made the wrong decision in sending him to school sick — with a critical test on the line. The other part of me knows that I had no choice. The grading period is ending and he needs to “show up” everyday, no matter what.
Since football has ended, he’s managed to recover all but one of his grades. In this last class, his grade goes up by several points…only to drop back down a test or two later. It’s frustrating for me. It’s most certainly discouraging for him.
This test grade means everything. There are three other assignments whose grades have yet to be posted as well, but their weight on his grade amount to nothing with this last test on the line. I wait, however impatiently, and say a prayer or two or three — with fingers and toes crossed…
School shouldn’t be this stressful at that age, should it?
Wait! Did I finally just post a comment after all these weeks?! Fingers and toes crossed that I finally “get through.”