I am a big cheerleader for following individual teachers classroom rules. They went to college and into debt and can run their class how they choose. However there is something happening with one of my kids that I cannot stop eye rolling over.
Teacher has a strict no list sent home policy IE birthday invites, valentines cards, etc. Although her class DOES participate in a valentine sharing party each February. But no lists, it's her personal preference. However first and last names (and birthdays, etc) are plastered around the classroom and school. Bus lists and bus numbers, too, at least for the first few weeks of school are readily available. And in a few months a class composite photo w/ 1st and last names is sent home. Why would she just want to make things more difficult the day before valentines day? It seems bizarre to me and I didn't even believe it at 1st. Heard it from another Momma. Thoughts?
Answer by wendythewriter at 9:41 AM on Sep. 8, 2013
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Answer by QuinnMae at 9:51 AM on Sep. 8, 2013
I can easily explain that. For birthdays, at most schools it is all or none. So if there are 24 kids in the class, you send in 24 invites and she can easily disperse 24 invitations (with no names on them) to their take home folders/cubbies/whatever system they use to send things home in. Same concept for Valentine's Day cards. You send it 24 cards and each child gets handed a card. No spending an hour or more handing out 24 sets of cards to 24 different people. When it all comes down to it, it is nothing more than a time saver.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:56 AM on Sep. 8, 2013
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Answer by RubyBlue82 at 5:43 PM on Sep. 8, 2013
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