I think my daughter is doing pretty good. She’s smart though. I think my son will be a different story when he gets there in a few years. She got in trouble last week for “not following directions”. I don’t even know what that means. From what I could gather she didn’t do her homework so she had to miss part of recess to do it, but they put her where she could see the other kids playing. She kept watching them and not doing her homework. Well, no shit! She’s five. Why would you even put her in that situation?
My daughter is going to a magnet school and she has a standing homework order for every night. We have to read to her for 15 minutes, write down the books and sign her planner every night. I just realized they’re tracking the days that we do this. They put a star and a number next to the days that we do it and a sad face on the days that we don’t.
The teachers communicate with us through the planner but they’re absolutely terrible at it. The first time the teacher wrote anything she said “Lucy hit a boy in his private.” That’s it. No context. Nothing.
My wife also teaches in the school district so she emailed her and it turns out the boy hit her and she was holding her lunch box and swung it back at him. It was at the height of his crotch since she was holding it. It wasn’t intentionally aimed at his junk; she just retaliated to being hit and that’s where it happened to land.
What the teacher wrote made it sound like my daughter hit this kid for absolutely no reason. That might be cause for concern but hitting him in response to being hit is a different situation entirely.
My daughter is pretty stinkin cute (I know, all parents say that) and my wife suspects the teacher is kind of mean to her because of it. My wife is a pretty good judge of character so I’m inclined to believe her. This school is a dual language school and it’s mostly Hispanic kids. It’s possible that the teacher doesn’t like the little blonde white girl. I’m not jumping to any conclusions yet. I’m sure we’ll get a better assessment at parent/teacher conferences.