I'm sorry, I have to vent, this is killing me! To be as brief as possibleMy son is in kindergarten, they are going on their last trip today to the Please touch museum in Philly. I was supposed to be a chaperone, I have NEVER missed a trip since he started pre-school til now. Well I have a 1 yr old as well, the museum is for him too. I realized i couldn't take him on the bus with us, so i was having my aunt bring him and meet us there . We are supposed to split up and go on our own with 3 kids each so i figured it wouldnt matter. Well, my aunt couldn't go, i had no sitter, I wrote the teacher and told her my situation and offered to do what i could or even follow the bus and still chaperone (baby cant ride on the bus) she said it was fine and all taken care of someone else was gonna take my kids. So i was sad, i wanted to go and he wanted me to go. I decided i could still go with my baby just go as a regular paying adult not with the school. I wrote her and told her my plan, and asked if my son could be in the group with the parent i know so i could call her and meet up with her to take a few pictures of my son on his last trip. Well.. she called me this morning and statrted YELLING at me so indignantly telling me she cant stop me from going but if i went she is telling the principle i am breaking the "rules" and telling me she won't switch his group for me and freaking out. I wa FLOORED! I looked up to her, respected her, she was my music teacher at the same school when i went there! I loved her! I could not believe my ears. After it sunk in that i was being yelled at, i freaked out and told her off then hung up on her and called her principle! I am so sad, i wanted to be on this trip! How dare she! Has anyone else ran into such ignorant teachers? We had such a great relationship I helped in class, went on trips, donated a lot of things to her class and then this!? Really? , i will never speak to her again! Sorry, just had to get this out, it ruined my day not to mentioned my son was crushed i wasn't going!Answer Question
Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 11:18 AM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by pookiekins34 at 11:21 AM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 11:22 AM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by ldmrmom at 11:36 AM on Jun. 7, 2011
She should not have handled it that poorly, but you were out of line. You can't chaperone a FT and have your infant there with you. You need to be 100% accessible to those kids you are there to HELP watch - for safety reasons. You should have called, and not sent in a bunch of notes changing the plans all the time. She didn't handle it right, but you put her in that position in the first place. You don't need to be on every FT, give other parents a chance to help as well. It's very healthy for your child to do things apart from you sometimes. You couldn't get a sitter, you couldn't go... no bigggie, we all deal with that at one time or another. Sorry.
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:36 AM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 11:50 AM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by money4fun at 12:08 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
I'm sorry you are so upset- really, i am- and i think the teacher should of handled this in a different way but, you were also way out of line by trying to change the rules & asking quite alot out of her for this Field Trip- She was probably under alot of pressure this morning getting everyone ready for the trip- Even Teachers have a Breaking- Point sometimes.. I feel when you make a commitment to be a Chaperon; your undivided attention should be on those kids- bringing siblings can sometimes get in the way of meeting all of their needs- that is why they discourage you from bringing them- i am sure the teacher feels bad about what happened this morning- maybe, you are taking it a step to far & you were both in the wrong.. i bet your son is having a Great Time- he will be fine- Wishing you lots of luck!
Answer by daisyb at 12:11 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
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