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There should be more humming in the world!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My kindergartener told me that tomorrow is a very special day. She explained her teacher is going to test them to see what they know. I told her that was probably because in two weeks I have a conference with her teacher to find out what things I should be helping my daughter learn.

I asked my dear child if there was anything she wanted me to tell her teacher at the conference. She got very sad and told me "I like to hum and sing, but I am not allowed to!" Oh my, that made me so sad for her! My cutie pie always hums and sings when she is concentrating hard on something or just because she is happy. I asked her if she could hum very quietly. She responded that she tries, but the teacher hears her anyways.

Now i realize the teacher can't have 19 kids humming and singing in her class, but it breaks my heart that she has to shut this part of herself away. I hope and pray she still does it outside of school because honestly, it makes me happy listening to her. I love,that about her.
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    Awww...that is precious! I am a lifelong hummer, so I bet she keeps it up outside of school!
    1620 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    Clearly you love your daughter. This is an excellent time to teach respect for her teacher and classmates. School rules maintain order. Your daughter disrupts the class. She's your cutie pie so you want to negotiate the rules. You would feel differently if your daughter complained that the teacher asked for silence and one student (another mother's cutie pie) kept humming and singing. Don't think of it as shutting part of herself away. It's learning impulse control. She can hum and sing at home and on the playground. Sometimes when she's humming and singing at home, ask her to practice for class by doing it silently. Reinforce how much fun she's having learning new things, making new friends, and how nice her teacher is so school is a positive experience for her.
    1622 days ago
    Encourage her singing at home. That will be very special for her and you. emoticon I also feel sad for her, too. emoticon
    1622 days ago
    Sadly, yes, it could interfere with the other students' ability to concentrate. But she can hum @ re ess! Is she in all day kindy? She can hum @ lunch time too. HUGS to your sweetie. My DS's "thing" was toe tapping. He's 21 now and it didn't hold him back! LOL
    1622 days ago
    Unfortunately one persons concentration method is another's distraction. There must be times they are allowed to be louder, it is still just kindergarten. I hope she still enjoys school despite having to be quiet.
    1622 days ago
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