Cynthia - posted on 09/28/2011 ( 136 moms have responded )
My 1st grade son got 10 of 10 spelling words wrong on a test. i could not believe it. so i emailed his teacher. i don't understand what he is doing at school for 6 hours if he cant spell one of his words. i'm here to vent. i understand she has other kids to teach.and i get that it is my job to do his homework every night. but my problem is i am not a teacher, i go over the words with him. i just don't feel that it is fair that he has a teacher if i have to teach him his words, then what do i need her for. i'm thinking about home schooling him. i'm just mad. does anyone else feel that it is the schools job to teach and if the kid gets a 0 then the teacher is not doing her job. we do homework for an hour everyday. and sometimes i dont even know the answers and he is only in 1st grade... i want to send a basket of laundry to school with a note that says School work, graded on neatness and cleanness.... i'm so feed up.
edit to add. if you r just reading this post u don't have to read all the replys but check out the last post on page 5. my son got 100 on his last test. greatly due to this post and com's. and for strangers not afraid to tell me what i needed to hear. i am just happy we r doing better now. even if i had to change my way of thinking!
It is now January 2014 and my son is a high flyer in 2nd grade. i pulled him out of 2nd last year because he wasn't ready. he didn't learn the work from his first first grade teacher. i am editing this post now to advise parents to trust yourself. i was right about this teacher. she wasn't doing her job. her first year teaching was also her last. the first grade teacher he had the next year was awesome. she taught him everything he needed to know to make it to 2nd and he is now top of his class. he passed all of the test for gifted and talented. i knew my son was not a slow learner he does not have a disability, like the teacher said. he is really smart. he's smarter than me in a lot of ways. just trust yourself when it comes to your kids no matter how out of place you feel. don't let anyone tell you that you are wrong about your baby. his first grade teacher was young, and wild. her fb profile was proof enough for me. i don't want a teacher with a fish face selfie as her profile pic. now i ask questions and i hold the teacher accountable the way it should be, not the way the school wants it to be. that is all. thanks for reading this and for your input.