First let me say that I started this year out with the decision to homeschool but it wasn't working well with my busy schedule so I put her in the public school last week. She is in kindergarten. She already knows how to count, her ABC's, the basics.
Her teacher seemed nice on the first day...but each day she becomes a little bitchier. A week in and I already can't stand her. I understand that my dd needs to practice holding her pencil correctly, I have been working on it with her. But I also go to school every evening during the week, so I can only help her while I'm making dinner then I'm off to class and she's in bed by the time I get home. So I do as much as possible on the weekends. She keeps telling me every day when i pick her up "shes having a REALLY hard time holding her pencil right. You should be helping her" and i tell her the same thing each day. We do it while Im cooking dinner every day, then im off to class for the night. She gives me this look each time like im a horrible parent.
So then today i get a couple notes sent home. First "Ciara is having a very hard time writing the letter S. Practice with her every day" So i get out a piece of paper and tell her to write the letter S. And she does, perfectly. ok...
so then theres a worksheet. There are rows of objects and they have to circle the objects that start with the letter S. She did them all, except for one row in the middle. There's a snail, a hat and a ball of yarn. Written on the top "Was not listening. Finish at home." So i ask Ciara, what is this? I point to the hat. she tells me. Then the yarn. Then I ask her what the snail is and she said i dont know. and she starts crying. After getting her to calm down she tells me the teacher was mean and wouldn't tell her what the picture was. And honestly, it's a crappy picture of a snail. I'm not shocked she didnt know what it was.
She also came home in a really bad mood, screaming at her brothers, throwing fits. I feel like something is going on and it's bothering her. What do I do?