I volunteer to mentor a girl in third grade. They had a Christmas party the last day of school. KIds wore pajamas, had pizza, real cute. Now the teaches says it's time to open presents that she got them, but then she announces that they have to wait, "I get to go first". She proceeds to open gifts that were given her by some of the children's parents. She slowly opens each one, then has the child come up front and she gushes thank you, thank you. Very nice. Then I realize that many of the children have gotten very quiet, and are looking very sad. The majority of these kids are from very low income, and it dawns on me that there are 18 kids in the class and about 6 gifts for the teacher. What was she thinking? Finally she passes out gifts for them. She gave them each a small book. I have never seen anything like this before.
Asked by SweetLuci at 2:31 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 inLevel 33 (61,712 Credits)
That's ridiculous. I teach in a very low income school where my gifts are homemade cards and knick knacks from around the house - I'm make sure I let each child know how appreciative I am, but never make the others feel as if they've done anything wrong by not bringing a gift. She should be ashamed of her self!
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