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November 21st, 2013, 06:22 AM
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We had another issue yesterday where Ethan got off of the bus upset because his teacher left him out of a pumpkin pie party because he wasn't listening. I emailed his teacher about it and I'm waiting for a response. 5 year olds aren't going to sit still and listen for 6 1/2 hours a day 5 days a week. Ethan is a very good kid and I don't like seeing him upset after school. I can't wait to hear back from her.
I know that as moms we have a natural instinct to defend our kids & take their side, but I don't see anything wrong with this situation. In our school, when kids don't listen, they don't get to participate in fun things, or they get to miss recess. It's consequences. Just like at home - if Ethan were misbehaving, you would probably put him in timeout or not allow him to watch a favorite cartoon, teachers too have to take actions. Sometimes we have to take a step back and see the situation from the teacher's perspective.