Today at school *update in the OP* I called the Principal
My grandson disobeyed me.
This Sunday was his ninth birthday and he got to go bow hunting with his grandpa . He was very excited, a rite of passage of sorts maybe. He worked hard at following certain rules to earn the trip.
So skip to today, he had art class and drew a picture of him and papa hunting. Only in his picture they were gun hunting not bow :|
He has been told since kindergarten that guns and school do not mix. He has been told over and over to not draw guns at school. But thats only half the problem.
His teacher took the drawing ripped it up and threw it away.
I am really not digging public school right now.
I understand that it was an issue and that he should have sopme consequences for his choice but I am very upset that having his art ripped up before him was the right way to handle it. On the other hand I do not want him to be suspended.
I called the Principal for the second time this week ugh! Last time was over excused absence policy.
Anyhow, I started off, after pleasantries, by asking point blank what policy concerning depiction of firearms in art is. He said that it was all about his discretion and that he would take issue with particularly graphic or violent art. I went on to explain that B had gone hunting and drawn a hunting scene in art and what happened. He was upset for me and B and said he fully agreed with everything I said and that he would deal with it.
I also learned from B last night that the Art teacher was a sub. I am guessing she is in pretty big trouble.
I appreciate this principal. He has always been very open and supportive and very reasonable when B has been in trouble for rough play on the playground. He is a hunter himself I found out today.
I also shared with him that B has been told and told that guns and school dont mix. He is going to talk with B today and I am confident we are on the same page.
Thank you all for your input.
How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong. Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these. GeorgeWashingtonCarver