Norah accidentally submitted in her kindergarten work a note to her music teacher that read, “F U.” I spent an hour trying to figure out how to change it before her music teacher would notice. Yep… in bright pink colored marker on her Seesaw App note she wrote “F U.” She wanted to say “FUN.” But she forgot one letter and accidentally pressed the green check mark button which is submit!
Dude! Virtual Learning is hard man! So many thing that can apparently go wrong.
So when I found out what happened, first of all I didn’t know what Norah did and she of course didn’t know what F U stands for. But when I went to check her work… that is when I saw what happened! I lost my mind and freaked out! Norah felt terrible because she didn’t know what she did wrong, and I had no idea how to explain to her that “F U” is ummm… not good and not a polite thing to say or write. She wondered why because they are just letters, so what? I can’t tell her what that means, but I just kept saying you can never combine the letters F and U by itself, it is not a good meaning. She just looked puzzled as she watched me sweat and struggle!
I finally, got the darn thing fixed, but my worry is that enough time has passed for possibly the music teacher to notice… which makes me feel terrible. I really hope and pray that the music teacher or her homeroom teacher has not checked it before the change was made… but if either Norah’s teacher, or the music teacher or anyone in Baker Elementary school actually see this blog and saw the letters “F U.” I am so sorry, it was a mistake, my little daughter would never write such a thing, she still has no idea what that means, it was a total accident.
I think I need to stay next to her when she is doing all her virtual learning work. She is still trying to get used to using a tablet and do all her work on the tablet. I am still learning as well. I usually just let her work on her own without my supervision because sometimes she gets too comfortable with either mom or dad next to her and depend on us to help her or give her answers. Having her do the work on her own I find forces her to think on her own. After she is done, I usually go back and check her work and tell her to make whatever correction was necessary.
She wanted to write a note to her music teacher because she really liked the video that was posted in her Seesaw account and wanted to tell her teacher it was “FUN” not “F U.” She enjoys school even if it is virtual, but there is a lot of extra work that is needed and a lot of sacrifice for the parents to make sure their child is learning well.
Now I feel bad flipping out in front of Norah, so it looks like ice cream time to try to make up for freaking her out and making her feel confused. I hope I didn’t destroy her confidence or prevent her from enjoying school. Oh man… let’s see what today brings… another day of isolation, another day of virtual classrooms.
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