Yesterday I picked up the paper in the morning because my husband forgot to the day before. I quickly read it and then placed it in the recycling bin. The same assistant teacher that I vented about in March says "you don't do the activities with Mekhi." My initial thoughts were "have you lost your mind? You have got to be kidding me!" Of course I did not say that and simply said - we read everyday and do reinforcement activities on a daily basis.
Again, I am defending what I do in my house with my son. For no good reason because I know it is obvious in his classroom behavior. I have had conversations with his main teacher and afternoon teacher and they are nothing but impressed with him. My son has been advanced for awhile and I am sure the fact that I have been reading with him since he was born has something to do with it.
Now, I am aware that many of the parents at the school are perhaps are not as involved in teaching their child at home. However, it is important for this teacher to know the parents - if she did I don't think she would have said something so ignorant. Generally I deal with the main teacher and the afternoon assistant because in the morning the children are eating breakfast and there is alot going on. But this woman's assumption that I don't work with my child based on the fact that I decided not to take home a form that I can read in 10 seconds and don't need to take with me just burned my hide (sorry for the run on). I work with an early childhood literacy program, how could I not be interested in teaching my child and leave it to daycare?
There are other things I could say about this woman but it would not be productive or very nice. Has anything like this ever happened to you? How have you dealt with it?