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Valentines for the class

would it seem presumptuous of the teacher to include her name on the student name list for valentines?

I usually include the teacher but something rubbed me the wrong way that she went out of her way to add herself to the list of students to make valentines for.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on Feb. 5, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • No

    Answer by escuchar at 10:57 PM on Mar. 21, 2014

  • When my kids were in elementary school and every teacher I worked I worked with in elementary school (I'm an aide)always included their name, if they had an aide in the room they included it. Some even would include the names of the specialists. Not that any teacher expects cards but many kids want to include them. Having the name there is helpful so if it's a difficult name you know how to spell it, (the younger the child is, the harder it can be) Also, I know when I would make out cards either for my own class of when my kids wrote them out it was helpful to check off the name after you did the card so you don't forget anyone. I didn't get cards from every student but did from many. They also enjoyed making the teachers card holder.

    Answer by Shell89 at 5:58 PM on Feb. 6, 2013

  • No, I don't think it's presumptuous.

    Answer by alf2651 at 1:53 AM on Feb. 6, 2013

  • Teachers at our old school did that. Bugged me too. DS just took home his valentine info letter today - not only is the teacher's name not on it, they can't address them to any of the kids. To save time, they are only allowed to sign their own name in the "from" space. My question is, if they can't address them, to make it easier & faster to hand them out, why specify how many boys & girls there are in the class? Eh, whatever.

    Answer by idareyou at 10:57 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • She didnt even include the helpers, is she would have been like "Optional" then listed the teachers and aid I don't think I would have seen a problem. But Im not surprised, this coming from a woman that emailed all the parents that she is getting married and about her honey moon. I think shes an attention seeker.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:30 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • I was going to include the teacher, but her name is easy to spell. We actually have to include the last initial on two cards because he has two kids in his class with the same first name and they are the opposite gender so it matters which kid gets which card.

    Answer by amandajoy21 at 9:24 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • LOL. She DID write it in? That is a little lame. I can see how that appears pushy.

    Answer by tessiedawg at 9:23 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • no but she did write it in before photo copying it. But like I said in a reply i find it rude for a grow woman to expect valentines from children. DS last teacher was never like that. Of course we did give him and the helps card and gifts on holidays, I guess its just the fact of expecting it that bothers me.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:17 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • Ok, I'll bite, how did she go out of her way to add herself to the list? Did she hand write her name across the top of each list? with a big arrow pointing to it?

    Answer by tessiedawg at 9:14 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • I guess it was just rude to me for a grow woman to expect valentines (it was also xmas cards) from children. I guess I am spoiled from DS's last teacher that expected nothing from the students, but rather helped them make things for other students.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:58 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

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