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My youngest out of 4 daughter is in Pre-K. She was late 10 days in a row because of us getting ready to move. My husband said her teacher yelled at them for being late 10 days in a row. She has been late for only 2 hours.Is that bad for a teacher to do that?
Hi Melissa, you certainly should not be yelled at much less your children. If the teacher has an issue with your children they should address it when it first comes up and not let it build to an emotional sate. That being said, I think it does help them even if you just warn them - "hey, we're going to be moving next week and will be squeezed for time in the mornings" or call them at the time you are supposed to be and tell them you're on the way and apologize when you arrive. Everyone is going to be late occasionally, but if too many children are late regularly it does tend to be somewhat disruptive of the flow of the day for the other children and for yours. Hope you enjoy your new home!79128
Amen to Ortrun. When I took attendance I was always curious to know what was going on especially if there was illness . . .and there was a possibility I could help. I had every student's phone number at home.
If teachers have something brewing that takes time a delay is sort of a nuisnace . . but 99% we survive.
Yell? I NEVER yelled or even raised my voice (I'm a baritone too). Drop a note to the teacher and more than likely she, usually, will realize what they have done
Moving IS the pits. Arriving late is difficult for some children since late arrivals draw a little more attention. :( Not all children are hams.
Obtain a Summer Bridge program for your blossoming 1st grader, and keep the summer full activities that make your fledgling think. Take heshe to a concert too.79131
I don't understand: your child was 2 hours late for kindergarten, 10 days in a row? How long is the kindergarten class? At my kids' school, the class would have been almost over.
You absolutely should have notified the teacher that you were in the process of moving, and that your schedule would be a little crazy. Your child is probably under enough stress that she doesn't need to be stressed out once she gets to school. I wouldn't worry about her falling behind (it's only kindergarten) but she will be a little lost, showing up so late in the day. Her routine is what you need to worry about, not the actual learning.
That said, the teacher shouldn't have yelled at your husband, obviously. She could have asked if there was something going on in a concerned tone, which she has every right to do. It's not only affects your child that is missing class, it disturbs the flow of the day to have a child enter the class so late. The teacher needs to stop what they are doing to get your child up to speed.
Being on time is important; that's why, as kids get older, they can get into trouble for too many tardies. It affects their learning and the rest of the class.
Hopefully, this is only a temporary situation, since it involves moving. Learn from this and move on!
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