my daughter is in 1st grade she dreads goin to school everyday beacause she does not like her assistant teacher

Charlsie - posted on 02/21/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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her teacher will take a stary or paper my daughter has written and crumble it up right in front of her scream at the class and clap her hands at them. when my daughter ask for help when she does not understand something the assistant refuses to help her and tells her she should have listened better and payed attention. this is 1st grade not hs or college and she is supposed to be enjoying school now. i talked to the teacher about the screaming and hand clapping and she said it didn't happen and i know my daughter and she would not come home upset almost everyday telling me this if it didn't happen and the principal is new this year so when you talk to him about anything he stands behind his staff. i don't know haw to address this any suggestions would be appreciated

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/25/2012

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This is what I would do. First, join the parent counsel and bring this up there to see if other parents are having the same issue, but also bring this up again to the principal and lead teacher. If the administration blows you off again, go directly to the board, and until the board responds to you, start randomly joining the class and sitting in as an observer. if they have issues say you are concerned about the mental and emotional well being of my child and want to observe the class...but don't do it in front of the whole class....you do not want to mortify your daughter.

Lindsay - posted on 02/25/2012

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you better be your story is correct and your daughter is telling the whole truth there seems to be another part of the story, but I but shes telling the truth it seems pretty harsh you need to talk to someone and if it continues you can't just transfer unless you could because i completly understand. you need to demand to have contact with the princable or teacher if the princable is new because it could affect your daughter mentaly

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I'd try to work directly with the teacher and principal again first, but if they are both still skirting the issue, then maybe you could ask for your daughter to be switched to a different class. If the principal is still unwilling to address the problem, then I'd consider taking it up with the school district. Maybe you could make a surprise visit and observe the classroom to see how things are being run. If things are completely unbearable and nobody is willing to budge, then maybe a different school or home schooling might be an option for your daughter.

Medic - posted on 02/21/2012

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You could write a letter to the school board. I would just make sure that someone proof reads it and there are no errors because it is hard to be taken seriously when things are poorly written.

Charlsie - posted on 02/21/2012

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when i say clapping her hands if you have ever had a dog and they are getting into something you clap your hands to get there attention to let them no to stop and my daughter is not an animal. i talked to one of my friends about it who had the teacher and assis two yrs ago and she did not respond she said she liked the teacher but said nothing towards the assis. and her daughter is a very quiet little girl who kind of blends end my daughter is more outgoing

Jenni - posted on 02/21/2012

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It's first grade, sheesh. That sounds harsh. If it's affecting your daughter to the point she fears going to school, something definitely is amiss. And at her age, she'd have to be pretty creative to make up the behaviour the SA exhibits.



If the principal isn't listening. Speak to the school board. If you can, speak to other parents of students in the class and see if they're children have the same complaints. You could maybe get enough parents to complain or sign a petition and something should be done about the SA's behaviour.

Medic - posted on 02/21/2012

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She crumples up her stories? What do you mean "hand clapping" and how does she do this at them? You can always go to the higher ups in the school district if your principal is not addressing this issue.

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