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In the future if you could please, pay attention to detail, that would be appreciated!

I sent this to my daughters teacher last night...

Today as I was looking through Paetyn's Monday folder, I looked at her spelling test and noticed she misspelled one word, but still got 100%, that is not 100% that is 98%, please in the future if you could give an accurate grade, that would be appreciated.
Also, I noticed you had misspelled her name, although it is not the traditional spelling of "Peyton", I do expect her name to be spelled correctly, on everything, if you could please in the future also pay attention to that, I would also appreciate it.
The spelling of her name is not a big deal, but I would appreciate a little more attention paid on your part as her teacher, that her name is spelled correctly.

Her teacher called me today, over the phone I could hear the hostility in her tone.
She told me the spelling test, the one she got wrong was extra credit, considering she only missed one, and there are two extra credit answers the grade is still inaccurate. She also said the spelling error of my daughters name, was done by a parent helper, I have seen my daughters, teachers handwriting enough to know this is bullshit, it was her, who spelled it incorrectly.

Now, don't get me wrong, I expected spelling errors to happen when I chose the spelling of my daughters name, but not from a teacher, as it is part of their job to spell children's names correctly.

I explained to her on the phone, that I would appreciate if she would just pay a bit more attention to details, regardless how small. I don't want my daughter to think she is spelling her name wrong, because her teacher is, kwim?

I have multiple issues with my daughters teacher at the moment, she has yet to respond to any of the emails I have sent about the bullying my daughter deals with daily, I have sent her one last email, today, informing her if she continues to ignore the issue, I will be setting up a meeting with the principal. She also often marks things incorrect when they are not. She is also a good friend of my MIL, and discusses my daughter with MIL, which is also irritating because if I wanted MIL to know all about my daughters school experiences I would tell her myself.

She is also very unprofessional in what she shares with her students. I understand children ask questions, but she should be able to answer them without it becoming very personal. Like when she is going to have a sub, ans like students do, they ask why? She can say because she has a doctors appt, and leave it at that. Or something of that nature. They don't need to know you are taking your 2 year old granddaughter to a doctors appt, or that your mother had cancer, or that she died and you have to go to her funeral, this is too much sharing, IMO...and very unprofessional!

RANT OVER!
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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MariannLws
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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Ohhh I would spell your daughter's name wrong on purpose just to wind you up. 

Prplesockmonkey
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Nope, I don't do anything without a reason! If she wants to give me a reason, I'll have her job! ;)


Quoting MrsDavidB25:

 Going for 2 in a row? Lady you are pathetic.


Quoting Prplesockmonkey:

Why, because a parent was concerned about the lack of attention paid, by somebody they are trusting with their child for 7 hours a day? Yep, makes sense! She wants to be hostile towards me and she will be looking for anothet job! I got my sons teacher fired last year, she can bet same thing can happen to her, if she really wants to push the issue!



Quoting ChicatSixty:


I'd be hostile, too.





 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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I take it seriously also, but there are ways to do it without coming across as so hostile. But I don't think i have that much hostility in me, ever. 

Quoting Prplesockmonkey:

Yep, a great one! I take my children's education seriously, and if the teacher doesn't we have an issue!


Quoting Anonymous:

Aren't you a peach? 



MariannLws
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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I know for a fact that when parent's like the poster call the principal they are laughing at her after they hang up. 

Quoting Anonymous:

I hope you do call the principal and that they have a good laugh about you.



Prplesockmonkey
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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Yep, but I don't really care, I am more concerned with the education of my children! The teacher has a problem with me, that is fine, but the second it affects my child, it is an issue! I was very nice in my email, she was defensive because I called her out on her lack of attention, which is her job!


Quoting poietes:

Holy Crap. Just to let you know right now, you will more than likely have an issue with every teacher your daughter has. You are the parent they all bitch about in the teachers lounge. And every teacher will know you and begin every year defensive to anything you say because of what they are told.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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Your poor child and whoever has the misfortune of being her teacher.
NewInChrist
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM
Honestly, I don't blame you one bit. I spelled my son's name different (Kayleb) and if his teacher spelled it wrong I would be annoyed.
I mean, it's not like it's the first week of school...

Buuuut, I won't be dealing with teachers because I'm going to homeschool...
19bubbles91
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM
Yea I mean I spelt her first name weird so I expect it to be misspelled but after I point out misspelling of both names and I even write it down for them they should know how to spell it..... I should not have to tell them 4 times

As for the bullying my dd was having the same problem at her old daycare..... we got a note saying she was very upset all day due to her friends teasing her.... when I brought it up to the teachers they go "we never said or wrote that" I flipped and said " I have the paper both of u signed in my car I can go get it"..... needless to say paying $125 a week for my daughter to be bullied and nothing done was not worth it and we transferred daycares


Quoting Prplesockmonkey:

Right, I don't make exceptions for my child's teacher, none! Anybody else, I expect it, but not from somebody whose job it is to make sure my child spells her name correctly, kwim?




Quoting 19bubbles91:

People all ways spell my dds last name wrong.... I tell them nicley about 4 times the correct spelling after 4 times I get kinda pissy about it (her last name is Harman most misspell it like Harmon") it is a little annoying

Prplesockmonkey
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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Nope, the principal likes me, and was on my side with the teacher last year being fired!
I will talk to the principal if need be, if my daughters teacher doesn't want to do her job! Plain and simple! And guess what I'll win this battle, as I don't choose to fight battles I can't win! ;)


Quoting Anonymous:

I hope you do call the principal and that they have a good laugh about you.


thefiregoddess
by Optimus Prime on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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Honestly, ask for.a new teacher assignment.
Everything else is shitty but discussing things.. that would irritate me.
I'm sure most women here will jump you ass but they are probably the ones who aren't as involved in their children's education.
My mother was a teacher and I saw.. as much as it was to accommodate a needy parent, she never misspelled a name or gave incorrect grades. She never discussed children outside work or without need (such as at a conference, she was a teacher fir the blind)

She was thrilled when a parent actually asked for help or reached out because those were the parents who would make sure their kids escaped the life (usually inner city Philadelphia kids) and got the education they are entitled to.

Speak with the principal, you've been more than gracious imo.
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