I have a meeting tomorrow with my kindergarteners teacher and the principal. My goal is to show that my child's teacher is treating my child unfairly and she needs to approach learning and discipline more positively and fairly.
The bottom line is that she believes my child is very intelligent (her words not mine) and therefore holds her to higher social and educational standards (she wants her reading at a 3rd grade level by the end of the year and says that she has the second highest math score in the class but that she is being lazy).
She is a smart little kid, but that doesn't mean she is more mature (if anything, she is confused by social situations). And she is making her move her clip when she feels she is not 'living up to her potential' academically. And she told me that since my child has 'such a large vocabulary', she should be able to communicate with the other children 'without becoming frustrated'. I want my child to know that she MUST follow the classroom rules, but I want her held to the same social rules as the other children, and not come home crying everyday.
I have had 4 phone conversations and 4 conferences with the teacher this year. But I know that a principal's job is usually to support the teacher first.
Any ideas how I should approach this conversation? I need a plan because I am very frustrated with this pushy teacher and 'going off' and being overly negative is not going to help my little girl.
Answer by boobarandbell at 1:58 PM on Feb. 21, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:47 PM on Feb. 21, 2011