My daughter is in first grade. Yesterday she was rocking back in forth in her chair and leaning back on two legs. The teacher told my daughter that if she could not sit nicely in the chair that she would not be able to have one.
The teacher took away my daughter's chair and made her stand. I think this is terrible and I also think it violates our district's ban on "physical punishment" because she was forced to get tired feet from standing. She came home and complained about how much her feet hurt!
I did the "right" thing and called the teacher first. The teacher said that yes she did take away the chair and told my daughter she could earn her chair back if she could show that she could sit nicely. The teacher said she gave the chair back after ten minutes. The teacher said she wanted my daughter to appreciate her chair and not get hurt. However, I think her punishment went too far.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Feb. 26, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by aly38914290 at 8:07 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Physical punishment is hands on (spanking type). Yes she did punish her. But not physically.
Answer by louise2 at 8:10 PM on Feb. 26, 2010