My daughter came home crying yesterday. After many tears I got out of her that her teacher yelled at "her" (the class) yesterday. Why? because she was trying to be creative on an art project.
I called the teacher and found out that almost half the class did this project "outside the box" and, in the teacher's mind, ruined the whole thing. She told me yesterday that she's even considering throwing ALL of them away and making the kids do it all again. They did this on the heels of being disrespectful to a guest in the classroom.
What was the art project you ask? A thumbprint reindeer. The kids were supposed to add black antlers and red eyes. Maybe a nose? I don't know on that one, but many of the kids added legs (made it look like a bug/spider) and, like my daughter, got creative about the colors. My daughter made red and black antlers as well as red/black eyes.
I'm trying to chalk this up to a bad day and a frayed temper, but even after sleeping on this I'm not sure. Every day my daughter's class is the last ones let in in the morning, even if it's pouring down rain or freezing cold. When the teacher does finally open the door it's with a gruff, almost angry/frustrated "morning". She put in the newsletter at the beginning of the year that she only checks her email once a week, so if it's important find another way to communicate with her.
Would YOU say or do anything else, other than the phone call yesterday?
Answer by DJDNY at 10:43 AM on Dec. 3, 2013
My Son's Teacher was not great last year. We just trudged through. You can't change her so your only option would be to change your child's class if at all possible. Then it looks like your the bad guy, etc. for the future. Lets face it, some Teachers just should NOT Teach! Thank goodness his Teacher this year in the BEST! He loves her & he's learning a lot & very happy. So maybe find out who the Teachers are for next year & try to get a better one.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:46 AM on Dec. 3, 2013
Answer by DJDNY at 10:51 AM on Dec. 3, 2013
It's not like it's math, or history. It's ART. Aren't kids supposed to be creative? If they are all supposed to look the same, then why bother doing it at all?
If it were me, I would email the teacher and ask that instead of throwing my child's art project away, if they could please let him / her bring it home to me because they were proud of what they made.
And seriously? A reindeer with red eyes? Creepy.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:52 AM on Dec. 3, 2013
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