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Not sure how to approach this one....

My dd came home and told me with such conviction, that aliens are real and the laser swords from Star Wars are real. Now she is the type of child who catches on to everything really fast. She's very mature for her age (9 in a month) so I asked what she was talking about. She proceeded to tell me in detail that her teacher saw an alien spacecraft. Multiple times. And the details were crazy. She said her teacher and her husband were eating dinner when they saw something weird so they went outside, saw 3 balls of light... The whole bit. And THEN she said her teacher is convinced that lazer swords are real because a famous scientist invented them and supposedly this scientist is good friends with Obama. I asked repeatedly if dd thought she was joking or maybe they were reading sci fi stories or something. My daughter is absolutely convinced that these things are real. What should I do???
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by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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MsLogansMommy
by Bronze Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:27 AM

I really think at this point to include the principal would be overreacting and could backfire on you. If this is just a misunderstanding you dont want this teacher to remember you as the mom that didnt even give her a chance to say what happened and just made a huge deal out of something that may be nothing. If you have not had any issues with this teacher in the past I think she deserves to be spoken to in private first without anyone else involved. What if it was a different teacher or it could have been a parent and some children just assume any adult on campus is a teacher there are so many what ifs I would just talk to teacher first then you can decide from there what to do

Allebas
by Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:29 AM

This is what I was going to say too!! That teacher sounds WEIRD!!!

Quoting ruby_jewel_04:

I'd have a chat with the principal. That's not normal.


janitablue
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Well said.........First, talk to the teacher I don't see no reason for you to involve the principal but the choice is yours. Once you listen to the teacher side of the story than you can have a talk with your daughter and tell her your belief on aliens.

Quoting chinosruca:

Ask the teacher before jumping to conclusions. If your 9 year old was "mature for her age" why does she believe a swords from a fantasy movie were real? My 9 year old would laugh, as she doesn't fall for stories. She hasn't for a long time.

Some people do actually believe in aliens. People do see strange things flying around with strange lights. I jad a very scary/bizarre sighting of something one night in McLoud Oklahoma. It was definately a UFO. Was it an alien? Probably not. I also believe the goverment tests multiple aircraft and does not tell the American public, so it PROBABLY could have been a military aircraft. But, it was so out of the ordinary and crazy.....it could have been an alien. One never knows.

Anyways.....Just ask the teacher, calmly and respectfully.



PerfectVirgo
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 8:31 AM
Actually, after thinking about it for awhile, I'm just going to let it go. As weird as it is to me, maybe she has a lesson plan around it. We'll see. I do really like her, my son had her last year and my youngest will most likely have her in 2 years. Aside from this (IMO) lapse in rational thinking, she's been great. Like I said, she has to have something up her sleeve with this. Maybe an imaginative/creative assignment?
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othermom
by Silver Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Talk to the teacher and ask her to please not tell your daughter things like that.

WildCat73
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Our teacher used to tease us and say he was a space alien from Mars and his spaceship was on school hill but we all knew he was joking. I would think the teacher made of made up a story to get kids interested if not that would be a concern to me.

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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Quoting PerfectVirgo:

Actually, after thinking about it for awhile, I'm just going to let it go. As weird as it is to me, maybe she has a lesson plan around it. We'll see. I do really like her, my son had her last year and my youngest will most likely have her in 2 years. Aside from this (IMO) lapse in rational thinking, she's been great. Like I said, she has to have something up her sleeve with this. Maybe an imaginative/creative assignment?

Considering your other child had her I wouldn't assume this was typical behavior.  If this was stuff she talked about often your son would have mentioned it. 

I do think you should ask her about it though. The moms of CM are dying of curiosity. LOL

hollydaze1974
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Hey, if it isn't in the text book... Or more than an anecdote about a pet/ child. Personal beliefs aren't to be taught as far as I'm concerned.
She may have seen. Something in the sky. Yes, I'd email the principal, expressing you concern.

As far as your daughter, find the radio version of the War of the Worlds. And the scare it caused but was all fake. Explain there is no proof and teachers make mistake just like everyone else.
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gcstar42
by Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 2:09 AM

I would talk to the teacher an get her side of the story first.

cocoroo
by Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 3:26 AM
I would talk to the teacher and ask her.
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