My 3rd grade DD was just talking to my son. She said "You should take a water bottle instead of a juice pack or indeed." 0.o
I said "What are you talking about?" She starts to explain that water is healthier and more refreshing... I said "No, juice pack or indeed? What does that mean?"
She says her teacher told her that saying "whatever" is rude and to use "indeed" instead.
I agree that "whatever" can be used in a rude way but when it's not being used in a rude way "indeed" would not fit the sentence. They don't have the same meaning.
I wouldn't have a problem with the teacher banning the word "whatever" in her classroom but I do have a problem with her confusing my DD by having her use a different word that does not have the same meaning.
Would you say something, ask for clarification, to the teacher or just explain it to your child and leave it alone?