3rd day at school and already having to call the school.. (Sorta long, sorry but the info was needed)
Today is only the 3rd day of school for my 6th grader and I had to call the school to try and get a situation resolved.
First off Im not one of those parents that thinks their baby is and angel and never does anything wrong, and believe me if DD does something wrong she hears about it and is approriately punished.. However if someone does her wrong Im not afraid to say something either.
Well yesterday my DD (12) comes home and tells me she forgot her homework in her locker.. Its her first time to have a locker and she had difficulty the first couple of days getting into it.. She was having trouble and wound up having to give up and run for the bus so she didnt miss it. First thing I ask when they come in is do they have homework. She was honest with me and told me she forgot her Math homework.. I told her she had better it get done tomorrow before class, do it during recess and turn it in. She lost her tv, nintendo ds priveleges and was only allowed to read a book , and had extra chores. She was wrong to not bring her homework home and I let her know it.
When she came home today she was upset and crying because she thought she was going to be in trouble. She told me that during recess she was sitting on the playground and her Math teacher came up and saw she was doing her homework and made her quit.. told her it wasnt done at home and so she couldnt do it no.. Now this was recess, her free time.. She was trying to correct her mistake of forgetting her work and still get it done.. It wasnt doing it during another class.. It was recess.. This teacher also sent a note home saying that she only would be held in for work if she missed school.. And that she doesnt grade for correctness just having done it. She let DD do the work in class period but wouldnt let her have a grade on it , she got a F (0) because it wasnt done..
So I was upset and called the school.. Now true DD should have done it as homework, but what kid hasnt forgotten homework before, and her reason was difficulty in getting in her locker (which teachers have admited quite a few 6th graders are having troubles) lol. She was still trying to be responsible and get it done with her free time.. Not during any class.. Recess on her own. And I think it was wrong for the teacher to tell her she wasnt allowed to complete it during recess and that she had to take a F(0) on it..
Do you guys think I have a valid reason to be upset and to stand up for my DD? She is more than aware what she did was wrong, and has been punished for it, and knows it better not happen again
** have to wait for the Principale to talk to that teacher tommorrow morning to get a resolution**
**edit** Everyone is entitled to her opinon but I disagree that taking away electronic priveleges is hypocrisy. She did need to be taught a lesson. to be responsible for her work.. That is my job as a parent. I am certainly not going to let her go play or w/e during time she is supposed to be doing homework and reward her with a free evening when she didnt get her responsibilites handled. No different to me than if she stayed home from school saying she felt sick, and then wanted to go outside and play.. If you are too sick to go to school, it is not go rip and romp outside time.