Wednesday, September 19, 2007


So I went to the school today and met the teacher as he was leading the kids into the lunchroom. I wanted to ask him about yesterdays special lunch but Claire was standing right next to me and I really did not want her to think that something was wrong.

Bryan finally got a phone call back from the v.p. and though she said other teachers do this as well as a reward, she can understand the issue some parents may have with the teacher being a guy. It is sad that is has to be this way but in the world we live in now, you just cant trust anyone.

I sent him a letter as well:

It was nice to meet you today when I came to see Claire for lunch, I know my husband met you at Meet The Teacher but I was unable to attend. I just wanted to touch base with you about Claire and her math skills.

Claire loves to read and seems to excel at that but it seems she has inherited my lack of knowledge for math. Like I said earlier, at Horne they would take her aside and put her with small groups to help her with it. I see her struggling at home and it just doesn’t seem to click for her. Do you guys offer any assistance like that?

Thank you,

And here was his response:

Thank you Ms. Wilson, it was very nice meeting you today as well. I am Claire's Language Arts and Social Studies teacher, but I will forward your email to Mrs. Roberson, Claire's Math and Science teacher.

As for having lunch with the students goes, I apologize for this, and I appreciate your concern. To be perfectly honest I had seen other teacher's doing this, and I did not think twice about it. I can assure you, however that it will not happen again. Next time we will be in the cafeteria with at least two other students. And if there is ever any other concern, please do not hesitate to let me know.


So I guess all in all I feel a little more comfortable now, the v.p. did explain that this is the poor guy's first year to teach so I think he is still trying to figure it all out. But I think in the long run, I would have been a parent if I didnt at least ask right?


Phoenix said...

I read the first one on Google Reader and was going to tell you to call the Principal. I'm so glad it was handled so well.

Unfortunetly we don't live in a world where it's okay for a teacher to single out a kid like that, male or female. His response was good though.

I had a male teacher that would have a picnic with certain kids every week. But there was always him and three or four kids and he rotated kids....and it was outside. It was his way of getting to know us better. He was an awesome teacher.

Hol&J said...

I'm glad things are going better with the situation and that everyone is handling it well.

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Thanks for your well wishes!