Saturday, November 10, 2007

And it Came to Me Then That Every Plan is a Tiny Prayer to Father Time

After letting everyone cool off for a couple of hours yesterday, I talked to Griffin about what happened at school.

According to him, he came back from reading class and the boy that sits next to him was playing with his pencil. Griffin asked for it back. The boy wouldn't give it back. Griffin raised his hand to tell the teacher. The teacher never called on him and his arm got tired. He took the pencil out of the boy's hand. The boy laughed. Griffin drew on the boy's arm. The boy laughed some more. Griffin drew on the boy's forehead. The boy thought that was very funny. The teacher yelled at Griffin and sent him to the "safety seat."

Now, Griffin's story and the teacher's story is worlds apart. And given that Griffin was able to tell Aaron the exact same story more than five hours after he told me... well, I think you can guess who I (and Aaron) believe.

Now, regardless if it went down like Griffin claims -- he still should have never drawn on the boy's face. We. Do. Not. Touch. Faces. In. This. Family. Griffin will not get television privileges for a week.

Last night Aaron sat down and wrote an email to Griffin's teacher. This is the second time she's sent him to the safe seat, tore me a new one over it and didn't sent home the form for what he did (which, I do believe, is school policy).

How he managed to write an email without calling her a dimwitted fucktard is way beyond for me to comprehend.

Obviously, this isn't over yet.

16 comments:

lera said...

So there was no eye gouging? Just drawing? That's better. Much better.

I can't wait to hear the teacher's response.

Ali said...

Drawing? That teacher really has a problem doesn't she?

LauraJ said...

stupid school!

amy h said...

So there was no actual injury? OK. And what's with her not seeing a kid raising his hand forever?

kristi said...

I'm glad to hear there was no actual stabbing. Makes you wonder how much attention she was paying, doesn't it?

gwendomama said...

umm, i guess this isn't NEWS, but it sounds like...well...this is hard to say....but it SOUNDS like she ummm....doesn't like your kid.
byatch.

Green Kitchen said...

Is it against protocol to talk to the kid's family? I've never been to kindergarten, so it may be like real estate, where you never get to talk to the other party.

Rebecca F. said...

A week without television sounds like a punishment for me instead of my kids. LOL.

Let us know how it works out!

R/

cheryl said...

his teacher sounds like a drama queen - just think - only what? 7 more months of school?

Chickenbells said...

You know...I'm glad you wrote more about this...because I almost said in my last comment...I wonder what really happened? I wonder if it really went down like that? We already know the teacher is terribly disappointed in the 5 year olds in the class that are acting like 5 year olds...And what could she possibly be doing that she didn't see him with his hand raised? grrrrr...

kristin said...

hee hee hee hee

have i ever written before to tell you that i have a friend who is so much like you?

i giggle like a middle-schooler again...and love it.

ahhhhhhhhh. keepin' it real for us all.

Poppy & Mei said...

Man, I'm just shakin' my head...

Anonymous said...

I wonder what she would say if you offered to volunteer a few hours a week in the classroom... lol!!

Bitterbetty said...

My advise? Not that you asked..

Make yourself an unholy nuisance until you get him moved to another class. This teacher isn't going to get better. She could end up making G think the problem is him,or like in my son's case, that he isn't "good at school stuff".

Show up unexpectedly to "observe"since D will make it hard to volunteer. Call the principal 5 times a day. Show no mercy.

barefoot gardener said...

I totally agree with the idea of getting your kid moved out of that class! At the very least I would be showing up unexpectedly to see what was going on. You can also complain to the principal and the board of directors. It is absolutely ridiculous that this teacher is doing this. I know that teachers are overworked and underpaid, but for her to not have any clue what REALLY happened? You know she wasn't paying any attention.

mommykerrie said...

this is why i homeschool. and i look forward to welcoming you to my homeschooling world when you decide to join :-) it isn't so bad, really.