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Hello everyone! I have a first grader that came home today so sad! So, Olivia comes home and I ask her every single day how was her day in school, what did you do, what did you have for lunch, etc. Today the class was celebrating a birthday so everyone received a cupcake. According to Olivia, the reacher handed out the cupcakes to all of the children, Olivia started eating some of the frosting and because she didn't wait until they sang happy birthday the teacher took her cupcake away. The entire class sings happy birthday to the student and they sit and eat their cupcakes and my daughter sat in her chair watching everyone else enjoy their cupcake and she put her head down and started crying. Apparently, the teacher didn't want anyone to eat until after they sang but Olivia said she didn't hear her give those instructions. While I do understand that the teacher may be wanting to teach the children to follow directions I think it was mean and unnecessary to make her sit in class and watch everyone else eat their cupcake while she sat with her head down and cry. She could have explained to Olivis what she did wrong and gave her the cupcake afterwards. I am upset and want to reach out to the teacher to ask her about the entire situation. Am I overreacting? What would you do? Any advice is appreciated!! Thank you so much!!