toawh Posted November 7, 2011 Share Posted November 7, 2011 How do I save my relationship with my ds teacher. Everyone says she's the best, but we don't click. When I first signed my son up I told her that I was homeschooled and had began doing that with him, but now he wanted to go to school. She was all smiles. They'd be happy to have him. She was so glad he spoke a foreign language. She assured me we could keep him out of school for our yearly family reunion (overseas) for a week. And that they were there to help us and wanted to make things as easy as possible, etc.. Now after our first Parent Teacher Conference I feel we're at odds. The first thing she told me was your son has A LOT of things to work on. This was before I said a word. Okay. She admitted that he reads past a second grade level or an M, whatever that is, but she added a whole list of things that she did not approve of: he reads too fast, doesn't point to each word lifting his finger between words but runs it under the words as he reads them, doesn't write the ball and stick way, doesn't listen to her instructions instead reads the page and starts working, etc.. I honestly think these things are silly being that her students have only learned three letters of the alphabet so far. If I asked about any reasoning behind an exercise I was told it's the "Kindergarten Way". She said she wanted to warn me that I'd used up all my absent days for the year (four -- he'd been sick) and that I should consider myself warned. I would receive a call if anymore occur. I'm not sure why the relationship changed. What do I do. It seems to me that she knows I teach him at home and resents it for some reason. If you've been a teacher shed some light. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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