Thursday, August 26, 2010
Both my children went to a wretched Montessori school and not to name names, but don't ever send your kids to "Montessori Children's House" in Houston. One horrible excuse for a teacher it turns out was telling my children things like, "You're stupid", "You're not truthful", "You're a bad kid", "Your father is a bad person", and "You're a liar". Luckily this was isolated to only one of the teachers and the other teachers were outstanding. Yes, I worked diligently to get my children out of that school, but in joint custody situations things may not happen in a timely manner. Then both my children shared the same Kindergarten teacher, whom in my opinion is truly an Angel from God. Point being that both my children have already at their young ages seen the best and worst teaching has to offer. What are we dealing with this year?
Mulling the situation over I realize that one big difference as in years past is that both my children are older and better equipped to take care of themselves, albeit with some guidance. Strategy number 1; The only thing to call this strategy is "Bribery" and yes I would love to give it more of feel good name, but let's call it what it is. So my daughter is on a mission to find out what her new teacher loves. Brownies? Fajitas? Baby Dolphins? and then on to phase 2 and deliver this suck up gift. I really should think about Strategy number 2. Hmmm.
This teacher can't be that bad and yes my daughter got in trouble on the second day of school, plus she doesn't like that her best friend is in a different class. She is most likely over reacting, but she would not go into school this morning. So as I walked down the halls with her slung over my shoulder informing her that I "Will" duck tape her to her desk, we both laughed. Then we run into the teacher and the first words I hear from this teacher to my daughter and no smile I might add is, "Are we finally going to have a good day?". Wow, this teacher could be the devil and she may not like me. It really wasn't my fault and it just came out when I responded with, "Someone is grumpy in the mornings". I'm really not helping the situation......