Karen - posted on 01/30/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son came home from school Friday and told me that his teacher called him a "cry baby" in front of the class. They were in a reading group and it was his turn to read from a stapled packet. He could not find the correct page and he started to fumble to papers and then proceeded to cry. She said, "We need to start over because of this cry baby!" I emailed the teacher this weekend knowing she would not get it until today. I asked, " My son said you called him a cry baby. What happened?" I was not meanand left the door open to discussing the situation on a level playing field. I have yet to get a response and she has always answered my emailed very promtly within the hour or two. PLUS today he came home with an "F" because he did not fold his paper! Nothing else, but because he did not fold his paper. There were a lot of things he could hvae gotten wrong. Now I think she is going to be unjustly hard on him.
I do not think this is right. My thoughts are it gives the rest of the class/kids the license to call him names as well. Also, it sends a message that it is okay to bully someone if they are weak. A kindergarten teacher should NOT do this! Pull him aside and talk to him. What are your thoughts? I need some advice. THANKS!