Karen - posted on 04/10/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 5 year old son came home from school today and told me his teacher called him a "Crybaby." She called on him to read in reading group in front of the other kids and he wasn't paying attention and lost his place in the packet. He began to cry.
I sent her an email and she said, (QUOTE, CUT and PASTED),
"I didn’t call him a crybaby. He started crying because he got behind due to the fact that he wasn’t listening and doing what he was supposed to. I made the statement that we do not have crybabies in our classroom but he has never been called one. That would be very unprofessional for me to call him or any other student a name. Thanks!" (END QUOTE)
By using the word “crybabies,” it’s too close a reference in that context. It’s clear what you meant to say, but I would strongly suggest you not use that term in school. My son understood you to call him a crybaby and other students would as well. I do not wish to argue the fine points. Thanks! (END QUOTE)
What are your feelings and how would you handle this??? I now feel she is going to target him until the end of shoool year.
BTW.....This is the SECOND time this has happened!
I feel this gives the other kids in class a license to call him names as well.