WWYD? I am not happy with how my DS's teacher handle this situation *Update*
Today, everyone in my 7-year old DS's class was weighed for an experiment. My son was the heaviest boy in the class. Although he is bigger than the other children, he still falls within normal height and weight limits for a boy his age. At snack time, some of his classmates laughed at him and called him chubby. He complained to his teacher, whose only response was "I heard".
My son felt really bad about himself this evening. DH and I are going to have a talk with his teacher in the morning, because we feel that she did not handle this situaiton properly at all. There is a problem with bullying at the school, and I think that the teacher should have reprimanded the classmates who teased my DS.
If this happened to your child, what would you do?
*Update: I spoke to my son's teacher early this morning. Although she realizes that some of the children were laughing, she neglected to ask my son WHY the children were laughing. I explained that my son was upset because the other children in his class laughed at him because of his weight. I also explained that while I understand that weighing each child was a part of their class exercise, I did not think that it was appropriate to announce each child's weight in front of the class. If the information needed to be plotted on a graph, it was perfectly okay to omit the outliers for the purposes of a 2nd grade experiment. She apologized for not investigating the situation thoroughly, and spoke to the class about making innappropriate comments to each other. The students were told to remember if they have nothing nice to say, that they should say nothing at all. At school assembly held this morning, the prinicpal also addressed the subject of bullying. I am now pleased with the way that this was handled.
Thank you to all of you who answered. I know that this confession was not nearly as "juicy as some of the other posts on Mom confessions, so I appreciate your comments.