Am excited about the new curriculum on one main aspect; the parents will now be proactive in the learning of their children. There will be activities that a parent has to work with the learner (the child) for purpose of assessment by the teachers. On creativity of making materials, for instance the portfolio we are required to make with old cartons or manila papers but not buy the folders. Here we are without a doubt going to avail time to sit and work with the learner – our children.
We have in the past developed a culture where we have been for lack of better words expecting the teachers to be parents to our children for the term time and the holiday month has been the grandparents’ burden. I feel the new curriculum is in a way asking us to take charge and put on the parenting hat back on.
It irks me to hear so often that the children of today are different…yes, they lack guidance and there’s more lack of morals than yesterday. Nothing to take pride in.
- Mugure Njore -
It will take a while for us to adjust to the new style and it will seem expensive on time but I hope we parents will make the effort to understand what exactly is expected of us by visiting our childrens’ schools. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
Visit the teachers in advance and familiarize with the activities that we need to assist the learner so that planning our time for them may be swift and stress free.
Now, how do I make a bat and which rope do I use for skipping rope? I also need some feathers to make some paint brushes…let me get busy!