She's in first grade and had a wonderful teacher. Well, teacher retired Friday with no prior notice to the families; we got a letter home on Friday. I know the teacher and apparently it was the administration who thought this was a good idea not to let anyone know. My daughter is upset as are several of her friends. I know people retire midyear (its based on years of service and your birthday) and understand thinking February vacation would be a good transition from one teacher to the new one but we should have been told at least a week ago so the kids could be prepared. My daughter asked me yesterday if I could quit working (I'm a special ed teacher) and homeschool her. That's not a possibility and I know she'll be fine but I really wish the principal (whom I'm not a fan of) had thought about the kids a little more.