Today’s the day. My son’s pre-k graduation.
He’s standing in a straight line with his classmates in the school gym. They sing a few super cute songs, certificates are handed out, and he gets the “Most Energetic Kid” award.
As I sit here, my heart is filled with such joy and pride. I can’t believe my oldest son is old enough to be a school aged kid.
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I think about all our time together over these past 5 years and how much I’ll miss him next year.
Then I can’t help but wonder what’s ahead of us, and I start to worry.
How will he do in public school?
I hope his teacher can handle his “energetic” ways.
What about all the homework? Won’t that take up so much of our free, play time that we both love?
Oh man, then the testing. I don’t know anything about the testing that all the schools are revolving around these days.
What do I have to know about Common Core and will I be able to help him with his homework?
I know, I know. It’s only kindergarten, but I still can’t help but worry about all these things. Hey, when it comes to my kids, I seem to worry about it ALL.
Being the Type A Mom who plans and researches everything, I was so happy to hear about a website that addresses most of my concerns. Be a Learning Hero.org helps parents like me navigate the waters of Common Core and standardized testing.
As my children grow, the site can help me understand what they are learning and it gives me the tools to be able to help my children with their work. It also helps me understand the common core standards and the testing a bit better.
The goal of Be A Learning Hero is to provide straight answers and helpful resources to address parents’ questions about the Common Core State Standards and Common Core-aligned assessments/tests like PARCC and Smarter Balanced that students are taking this year.
No matter how I feel about Common Core and standardized testing, I appreciate a site that helps me understand them a bit more. Knowledge is power and the more I understand, the more I can help my child.
I’m nervous about having a school aged child and everything that goes a long with that. I’ll already be worrying about so much other stuff, that it’s nice to have this resource.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Be a Learning Hero. The opinions and text are all mine.