Jillene - posted on 03/10/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am the grandmother.
My granddaughter is bi-racial. What does that have to do with anything, you ask?
Jealousy! Jasmine was bullied in 1st and 2nd grade; teacher did not intervene. Teacher would not allow Jasmine to tell her what was going on. She would always tell her, "No tattle telling!"
Now in 3rd grade, Jasmine peers make ugly comments:
1. What are you, a white girl?
2. Other students ask if that's her real hair. Then other students reply, " No that's weave in her hair!"
This is a KCMO Montessori school; Jasmine has had the same teacher for 3 years.
Last week really made me upset!!!
For 3 days in a row, Jasmine had a problem.
( I think Jasmine's nail biting, is from teacher's verbal abuse).
Day 1. Jasmine asked to use the restroom; she was told she could not go because another class was using the restroom.
Day 2. Jasmine waited until she couldn't hold using the restroom; she asked her teacher to go to the restroom. Teacher stated ______ (boy) was using restroom; when the boy came back, a first grade girl asked to go to the restroom. Teacher told her to go ahead. Jasmine spoke up and said that she had asked; Teacher responded that she should be able to wait since she is a 3rd grader!!!! (Montessori schools have 3 grade levels in one class.)
Jasmine said she almost went on herself!
Day 3. Jasmine asked to use the restroom; Teacher asked her, had she completed her quiz. Jasmine asked her teacher could she call her grandmother (her stomach was hurting). Teacher stated for Jasmine to go to the restroom and that if her stomach was still hurting when she got back from restroom, they would call me.
There are a lot of other incidences; not enough time or space to explain.
I requested (called on 3/7/2014) a meeting; teacher has not responded as of yet. I want to know what are the classes scheduled times to use the restroom and get a drink of water. Children are not allowed to talk at lunch time; rarely had recess. ETC.....
Respectfully and Sincerely,
PS. This is a predominantly black school and black teacher. I am a black woman.