Substitute teacher-- taking away the afternoon snacktime of first graders who eat lunch at 11am is not the key to a peaceful rest of the day. Make them stay in their seats and eat in silence, sure, but I assure you that denying them food and drink will not make your afternoon any better. In fact, it will do exactly the opposite.
What's *really* going on in your child's school?
"Hmm, I think she's kinda' annoying, but I think most kids are annoying, so..."
Said the TEACHER and the MOM! Hahaha!
My son loves his teacher so much this year, that I'm actually nervous for who he'll have next year. All teachers are not created equal.
When a request comes home from school asking for a snack that will be shared, and it specifies no nuts, that's not to give you a hard time. It's to keep everyone safe and not, ya know, send a kid into anaphylaxis.
Thankfully I anticipated this and sent my son to school with his own snack, or else he would have had nothing while everyone else ate their group-effort snack-- including the ingredient that he brought which was dumped in with everything else. Ugh. Allergens are hidden in lots of things, and it can be tricky, but here's a hint: PEANUT Butter Cheerios contain nuts.
p.s. As a teacher, wouldn't you leave out the offending ingredient so everyone could participate?
We're a couple months into the school year now. How are your children's teachers? A great (or not-so-great) teacher can make a huge difference, especially to kids who are just starting out. How do you handle the not-so-great ones? “Less-than-desirable teachers fall into three categories: the fluffy, the boring, and the mean, and each requires a distinct response” Read more...
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