Parent of a 1st grade girl. Love your class/school? nice kids? Tell me more
We live in Berkeley.
My daughter is in first grade at a private school in Oakland. We love the school and it was great for our first daughter. However, we are finding that the classroom vibe changes year to year depending on who is in the class. And her first grade classroom (as was her K classroom) is a particularly difficult deal of cards. Few girls live near us. None of the other families of girls seem to want to get the girls together for playdates or other opportunities to build friendships. And worse, there are actually some mean girls, who have made things worse. Our girl is exceptionally well socialized in that she is kind, follows rules, does not have off-putting behaviors. And seriously, this is not just coming from her mama. Other adults who observe her behavior around other kids are just wowed at what a dear sweet child she is. And she is funny. And she is creative. She has got it all going on, yet doesn't have a single friend in her class. Meaning a single friend she can play with outside school. So my question is - do you have a first grade girl in a classroom that is a great social environment? A school with parents who want to get the kids together and are active and involved in their kids lives. Public or private, I'm open. I'd like to know. Thanks!