I am just now finding out that my DD doesn't need to turn in the class work to teacher to get graded or corrected because they do it during class, as a class, then it get send home on the same day with no one teacher's mark or anything! She's in first grade here! We have to go through it at home so I can show her what she did wrong and need to correct them. I understand that teachers cannot do EVERY blesssing detail, but my concern is for class work, there's not one mark on their assignment or corrections made if there's any errors or any kind of acknowlegement that she looked over the paperwork. She has told me that the class go over it together and they don't even turn in any classwork at all, the only thing they turn in is homework which parents go over with their kids and sign it off, that all. IMO, first graders should not be correcting their papers! With the homework all the teacher have to do is look at the parents' signature. The kids have to write out their own spelling list, which the teacher does not double heck and make sure they wrote down the words correctly and I have to go in every week to get the proper list until she finally started printing out a list to sent home and not have the students write out their list.... My concern is that she is not looking over their classwork.
Any suggestion or advice?? I am trying to meet with her, as a matter of fact, I was suppose to have a meeting with her today and it got canceled. It appears that she's advoiding me right now...
UPDATE: As y'all see she had canceled our meeting last week on Thursday even after she confirmed it on Wed that she could still meet. So the meeting was Friday afternoon with the prinipcal, counselor, teacher and myself. During this meeting I brought up all my concern about the classwork not being corrected at ALL and her resonse to that was she cannot correct all 28 kids' classwork, and if I do that then I will never be able to go home and etc. Mind you, I understand that she can't correct every blessing paperwork, but she should make an efford to correct some of them and give some kind of feedback. When I pointed out to her that I can understand not every paperwork but at least some fo them, she went off and told me that if she does not meet my teaching standard please remove my daughter out of her class because she will not take the time to go over what I'm concern about and the prinicipal agreed to her and she went off on how she felt and she said she felt like she was being bullied because I talked to other parents out of concern about how the classwork is being done and if they have noticed anything, and she will nt be questioned about her teaching abilities. Then she also questioned my parenting, which I stopped her from that. She thought it would be no different than me questioning her. I have pointed out there is a differenence, which is she is dealing with my DD's education! She got mad or hurt or whatever, got up and left in the middle of the meeting. What do y'all think of this situation and what y'all do if this happened with your child?
UPDATE 2: I took all this matter to the Director of Elementary. She will be talking to the prinpical and question the teacher of what's going on. I am very glad I did this and showed the classwork to the Director of Elementary and she will be looking into it more with the teacher and to be sure that classwork is being corrected. She will be getting a hold of me by Thursday about everything.
UPDATE 3: So sorry it took a few days to update this... I was waiting for the meeting to happen before I can update the info! So far this is what had happened according to the Director of Elementary Education; she have contacted the principal at my DD's school. They have discussed the concerns that I have brought to the Director of Elementary Education attention. The principal is going to follow through with the teacher including some suggestions for some of the teacher's practices. The Director of Elementary Education (DOEE) had shared that I was well aware that not all assignments will be corrected, (the DOEE had given an example of assignments that won't be graded because it can't be). But spelling papers are important to be complete correctly as that is their purpose and should be monitored for accuracy.
During the meeting the DOEE had pointed out the main focus in first grade is reading, writing, and spelling. Which totally makes sense because they need to know how to do those things before they can move onto the next grade! During this whole thing my main concern was, reading, writing, and spelling! After receiving the letter (email) from the DOEE I felt like I was pretty much right this whole time about having the classwork being turned in so the teacher can see the classwork itself.