QOTD: Teachers- thumbs up or thumbs down

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QOTD: Teachers- thumbs up or thumbs down
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Fri, 11-17-2006 - 12:24pm
How is the year going with the teachers? Do you feel comfortable in approachign them if need be? Do you feel supported in things that occur at home?

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Fri, 11-17-2006 - 1:52pm

I LOVE Gillian's teacher this year! She's great, easy to work with, and Gillian thinks she's the best.

(teeheehee, just being silly. We're homeschooling, so the teacher is me! ;p)

Now last year's teacher, while I think she was nice, I wasn't too impressed with.

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Fri, 11-17-2006 - 9:44pm
Lynn, you're so funny!!! LOL!!!! Go ahead and give yourself some props! You deserve it!

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Fri, 11-17-2006 - 11:55pm

Just had our conferences last night so this is quite timely. Megan's teacher is pretty new and she's one tough cookie. She's kind but definitely a disciplinarian. She's a tough grader too. Megan got 2s (out of three) on most of her social growth and work and study habits areas yet her comments said she was a delight to have in class and was a bright, mature, and independent learner. Huh? I've spent alot of time in her classroom and she runs a pretty tight ship but the kids seem to like her. Not a nurturer... We did have some issues with boys calling Megan names (they actually started last year) and she took care of that within days of my mentioning it. Yeah!!! She's very approachable, listens really well, and is very confident.

Evan's teacher is FABULOUS!!! I didn't think he could be much better than last year (and I believe last year's teacher laid the groundwork for this year) but man - this year's teacher is giving him tons of leadership opportunities, more challenging work, and he's just soaking it up!! He got his best report card EVER. No comments about improving his behavior, no "needs to improve" marks for personal growth and work and study habits. She remembers Evan from 2nd grade (she had the class next door and the two classes worked closely together so she saw him often) and said she's very proud of his behavior and the way he's turned things around this year. She giving him exactly what he needs and genuinely cares about the kids in her class. She's very open to discussion and made an extra effort to give him some more challenging work beginning the second week of school.

Over all I'd give them an A-. Not bad coming from a teacher's kid. BTW - I think there ought to be a category for teacher's kids. If preacher's kids are PKs, teacher's kids are TKs. We're affected by our parent's vocation just the way PKs are. :)

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Sat, 11-18-2006 - 10:42pm
I don't like the teacher this well as last years teacher. She doesn't communicate as well in written word and she is discouraging of parents in the classroom. She actually down-dogged another parent who had come in to stay the day with her ds. I was going to stay too but she was like "No you don't need to stay for long. I realize Joe's mom stayed all day and I *dont know WHY she did...weird.* I couldn't believe she said that. So I decided not to go in as it seemed she wasn't fond of having parents in class. Well my dd recieved almost all A's on her card except for a few things and now I wish I had gone into class. Joe didn't get marked down so what does that tell you? The teacher is a tough grader and like the last poster only had good things to say as far as comments but then out of no where wrote her down for a few things. The worst is when you get no feedback, or only good feedback then at grade time you hear something is amiss for the very first time. I have seen her in class and she is not very playful just kind of strict. I was in love with the teachers last year. They were so sweet. I will be honest, I can't wait until this year is over because I don't really care for her teacher. The bad thing is that my ds might have to have her in a few years so I have to be careful to not let it show that I don't care for her. Oh well.


Edited 11/21/2006 11:06 pm ET by yoga-chick
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Sun, 11-19-2006 - 10:55am

We are thrilled with DS's teacher. She's exactly my style. She's very firm but fair and consistant. If a child shows advanced abilities in some area, she just bumps up the work for them immediatly without fanfaire. One week, DS turned all his single digit math problems into double digits before I could stop him. I let him turn it in and without a word, the next homework packet had all double and triple digit pages for him. She really seems to understand him. DS adores her and thinks she's the most brilliant woman in the world... "Mommy, do you know that she knows ALL of Spanish and ALL of English and is now learning FRENCH! I'm going to learn French after Spanish too!"

The only complication is that I don't speak Spanish so most of our communication is through notes and email (she avoids speaking English in front of the kids.) It's not a big deal as we haven't had any issues.

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Sun, 11-19-2006 - 11:23pm

I love his current teacher which is my grandma.


Obviously I did not care for his teacher in school since he is being homeschooled now.

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Mon, 11-20-2006 - 6:32am

Mason has 2 teachers and I like both of them so far. They havne't really done anything for me not to like them . I really like their way of teaching and I think Mason has progressed so fast because of them. They do well with the 31 students they have in the classroom. Could you imagine teaching 31 kids. I'd pull my hair out LOL.

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Mon, 11-20-2006 - 8:35am

I'm sorry you're not having a good year.

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Mon, 11-20-2006 - 12:18pm
I had some qualms at the beginning of the school year about the school Davonte was going to attend.