Incredibly annoyed-what to do??

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Incredibly annoyed-what to do??
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Tue, 09-27-2005 - 10:41pm

I could use some opinions please!


We got a new puppy on Friday!


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Wed, 09-28-2005 - 2:45am

I bet your son's teacher just gave a quick answer in a busy moment, without really realizing how important it was for your son to show off his puppy. Although I would be irritated too, if it were me I would probably just say something like, "Oh, well we didn't know that was the rule, but now we do, so it's okay." And I would probably suggest making a little photo album of puppy pictures so that when he does get to be the 'sharing person' he would have some really special sharing to do. The photo album could be a cool way to show how puppies grow so fast - kind of a puppy 'baby book' that the kids would be delighted to see.

If your son is still upset by it, you could explain to him that sharing is such an exciting thing that ALL the first graders really want to do it. It is important to all of them. So everyone has to take a turn and that way there is enough time for everyone to get to share what is really important to him or her.

Hope this helps,

Susan

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Wed, 09-28-2005 - 10:36am
Thanks Susan, you are probably right!

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Wed, 09-28-2005 - 11:59am

Honestly, I'd be annoyed, too. I would drop her a note and let her know that you're aware that he wasn't able to show his pictures, and if there would be a better time to do just htat. I'd also explain, like you said, that waiting for "Student of the Week" is a little much because that may take a while depending ont he competition, LOL! Truly, that is unreasonabble to ask. SO, give her the opportunity to save face, and see what she says. SHe may have been in a rush, eager to start a subject, or just having a bad morning, KWIM? This way you're calling attetnion to how she dealt with Jordan, and also that you are ltting her know kids need the opportunity to talk and discuss.....after all, those are great communication skills, pre-speech skills, and allowing a sense of pride in self as well as building a sense of "community" and "association" within the classroom.


Come to think of it, I'm getting annoyed. You want me to call that school for you? I'll do it ya know! *wink*


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Wed, 09-28-2005 - 2:09pm

LOL--why does it not surprise me that we think alike.


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Fri, 09-30-2005 - 9:49pm

Being the person that I am, I wouldn't let it go either. I think it is perfectly reasonable to ask the teacher about her thoughts on how and when he could share his excitement with his classmates...maybe at snack time or on the playground at recess? You could just tell her that you want to respectfully understand her guidelines for her classroom. There's got to be a time during the day when the kids can talk to each other! Geeze, it doesn't need to be a presentation with slides or anything!


How is the little poochie anyway? Did you post pictures?


Kim


p.s. Maybe you should just parade around the outside of the playground with dog during recess time! Or better yet, pick him up early in the classroom and sneak the puppy in in your purse! (just kidding!)

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Mon, 10-03-2005 - 11:45pm

LOL---Kim!


Here is an update!


I decided to drop it!


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Tue, 10-04-2005 - 10:31pm

I'm so glad you waited things out....I have found while raising my four kids that most people really do have our kids best intentions and we just need to trust that. And, by the way, I'm so glad you dropped it after seeing that it was not a big deal for you son.

Your kids will end up much more ready to adapt to all kinds of people if you extend the benefit of the doubt and go more with the flow yourself.

Good job mom.

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Mon, 10-10-2005 - 12:42pm
You're such a good mommy! I'm so glad all worked out. How did the kids react, and how much of a superstar did my nephew feel like?


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Mon, 10-10-2005 - 2:23pm

LOL---- Thanks for asking Aunti Janet!


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Wed, 10-12-2005 - 2:30pm
Good deal! I'm glad he enjoyed it!


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