The first is my son (5th grade) had the wrong spelling words for 3 weeks. The whole class did. She never noticed till I brought her a problem then she realized they were the wrong words. (Tryptic and bienneial anyone?) So I brought it to her attention but think it points out a bigger problem - that she's not paying attention to her class. They don't have a spelling test either. Just write the words, use them in sentences and eventually turn the papers in to show that they did the work. She's very young and very new and i like her. She seems to try hard to be a good teacher but is maybe overwelmed. Tell the principal so she can keep an eye on things? Or don't make trouble for the teacher?
The second thing is the news the kids watch in class. They had a news article on same sex marriage. But it was more than I thought it was. There was a lot of talk about homosexuality and same sex marriage and then they had to write an argumentive paper over how they felt about it. WHAT???? The other 5th grade class was writing about how many hours of sleep they needed if going to bed early would help them on tests better. I personally don't think that homosexuality needs to be discussed in a 5th grade classroom. We talk about that at home, it doesn't need to be in the lesson plan at school. I wasn't going to say anything for fear of being "that parent". But I truely feel that its wrong and needs to be addressed.
Thought ladies? The principal is a friend of mine and I'd like to keep it that way.