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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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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM
She's not a doctor or lawyer and is not bound to confidentiality when talking to her friend about her grand daughter. I imagine you're a complete nightmare to that school.


Quoting Prplesockmonkey:

Be that as it may, but discussing my child with anybody other than my husband or myself is too much! Misspelling a child's name is not tolerable. And not grading things accordingly is laziness! Along with a slew of other issues!




Quoting Anonymous:

Yikes. you would be my parent from hell. sorry but your a bit overbearing.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM
1 mom liked this

 Wow, I've had parents like you. If this was the first time she's made a grading error, please remember that we teachers are humans and make mistakes. Don't be an ass about it.

hisgirl616
by Platinum Member on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Why didn't you talk to the teacher about the bullying while you were on the phone with her?
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Prplesockmonkey
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Yes so poor, because her parent actually gives a shit! As long as the teacher does their job, we'll have no issues!

My daughters teacher, has failed in that department, miserably! I could have her fired, for discussing my child with anybody outside of the classroom that is not her parent! She failed by discussing with my MIL, miserably!


Quoting Anonymous:

Your poor child and whoever has the misfortune of being her teacher.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM
1 mom liked this
You're a Asshat.And picked a stupid way to spell your dd name.
Prplesockmonkey
by on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Because my 3 year old was trying to talk to me, and her tone suggested she wasn't listening to anything I said!


Quoting hisgirl616:

Why didn't you talk to the teacher about the bullying while you were on the phone with her?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM
1 mom liked this

 This is true. I've had nit picky parents. Principals cannot stand them, and roll their eyes after every complaint.

Quoting MariannLws:

 

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.

 

 

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:13 PM
Honestly you sound like a bitch and if you have such an issue with the spelling of your child's name you should have spelled it correctly in the first place.

It's YOUR job to make sure your child knows how to spell her name correctly!

poietes
by Platinum Member on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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I really hope you realize being "that mom" in fact hurts your child's education more than it will help. Unfortunately in most cases she will be "left out" not chosen as much for special tasks, not called on, and the teacher probably won't even realize she's doing it. She may learn to hate school all because the teacher doesn't like you. You get more flies with honey. And I have a really hard time believing your email was nice and professional. If you wrote what you wrote in your op that was definitely not very nice and I don't blame her at all.

Quoting Prplesockmonkey:

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 9 on Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:13 PM
The teacher must be new. After a while you get used to your kind. I used to be a Special Ed teacher ( I'm doing licensed in home daycare to be home with my baby)

You are really just embarrassing your poor child being a bitch like that. Perhaps you need to get out more.Find a hobby or something. This post screams your lack of touch with the real world.
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