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So, I am aware that I am, yet again 3 days behind on my Song Challenge, however that will have to wait until tomorrow, as I am desperately in need of sleep, but still FUMING over the events of the day.
Today, my daughter came home in tears. Now, with her, shall we say, DRAMATIC nature, this is NOT an uncommon event. The reason, however WAS. She had had an altercation with a teacher after school, over a project for her Social Studies class. A project that was due Tuesday, that she HAD completed, however she felt the desire to go alter slightly before her presentation, which had yet to occur. There was no rule against it for the class (that I know of), and she did it in plain view of God and the world in the school library. According to My Red Queen (my oldest daughter), the teacher informed her that she was losing 15 points off of her grade to start because it wasn’t completed on time, and then stated that My Red Queen was LYING when she protested that it had been DONE on Monday night. Keep in mind, that My Red Queen had missed Wed and Thurs last week due to illness, there was NO SCHOOL Friday, and we were unable to obtain her login information for her GLOG until she returned to school Monday. At any rate. I sent an EXTREMELY ANGRY, and THINLY VEILED SARCASTIC email to the teacher in my ire. I will now include, my email, the teacher’s reply (I was extremely impressed with both her grammar, spelling, and punctuation, by the way), and my reply which I sent not 10 minutes ago. Feel free to comment if you think I was an asshole, or if you think SHE was. I KNOW that I was, however, in this instance, I feel like she deserved it. I also do not think that a visit with the 6th grade house Principal would be amiss in this scenario. Comment away!
~MY ORIGINAL EMAIL ~
Dear, Ms V******
As I am sure you know, you confronted my daughter about her GLOG today in the library.
Her GLOG which was completed on Monday evening. She showed it to me that night, as she was also making sure it was posted properly.
After which, I then went to sign up for my OWN GLOG account, because it was such a neat idea.
After seeing some of the presentations in class, and since she had not had to present hers yet, D****** decided to add some extra media to her page today.
She is VERY upset at being called a LIAR. I am ALSO upset that you would say she lied about having it completed. Had you checked them on Tuesday yourself, you would have seen her COMPLETED page at the time. Being extremely OCD myself, I can understand the desire to continually ENHANCE my graphic design with more, when i see things that might make it bigger or BETTER.
I am sorry if this concept was too much for you to understand or accept today in the library. I REALLY do not appreciate my daughter coming home in tears at losing points on something that she worked VERY hard on. HAD she been required to present her GLOG to the class today. It would have been presented as it was BEFORE she added a few extra things to it this afternoon. Seeing as she had more time, why NOT add things that might make it BETTER before the presentation? Was it EXPRESSLY made a RULE to the class that they could not add ANYTHING to the glog after the due date?
Also, D****** and I were AT the school on THURSDAY, last week, attempting to get her login information so that she could work on it over the weekend. After having been sick for 2 days, she felt she was behind. She was unable to get that information until MONDAY. Only THINK of how much she might have been able to put into it had she had the whole weekend to work on it.
I am sure you understand why this matter is so UPSETTING to us here. I am ALSO sure that you will do the right thing.
I am QUITE sorry that I had to resort to sending an email like this. Then again, I do not approve of being called a LIAR, OR having my CHILDREN accused of LYING.
At my last check, this was a country where in which you were INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty. Had you checked the GLOG prior to seeing D****** adding to it in the library today, you would have known that it was already completed.
Have a Wonderful Day
YES, I AM AWARE THAT I PUT THE COMMA IN THE WRONG PLACE WHEN I OPENED THE EMAIL. LOL OOPS? THE TEACHER THEN REPLIED TO ME 2 HOURS LATER WHILE I WAS NOT HOME. I JUST CHECKED MY MAIL AND SAW IT A SHORT TIME AGO.
I am not going to honor your angry email by arguing, but restating facts. Mrs P***** gave D****** her glog address 2x before this week amd this week. Other students who presemted the past 3 days did not have the possibility to improve their work after seeing others. I was able to see the original and improved work today. If someone answers with hiding the truth , it isn't really honest, though I can see that D****** may not have seen it that way I told her on Monday, to do a poster or online page , if she didn't have the glog info, but she ignored that . I understand D******'s need , based on your email, and hearing that you entered my classroom Thursday during class, to get that information .
She is a great girl, who seems to find it needed to hide the truth amd follow through,regardless of direction. This is not the first time, and is a difficult learning experience. I would rather she not be in teArs, bit understand her frustration at being observed in creating past the due date.
I will compromise in grade reduction to half the time. I'm sure with her added attention to detail, it will be a wonderful presentation.
Thank- you for your communication.
Ms. D**** V******
CAN I JUST SAY, THAT READING THIS EMAIL FROM SOMEONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE TEACHING MY CHILD, AND THERE BEING LITTLE TO NO SEMBLANCE OF SENTENCE STRUCTURE OR EVEN A….PRETENSE AT A POLITE GREETING AT THE START, SERIOUSLY CONCERNS ME ABOUT MY DAUGHTER’S EDUCATIONAL VALUE UNDER THIS TEACHER.
~AT ANY RATE… HERE IS MY EMAIL BACK~
Regardless of the ANGER or FRUSTRATION evident in my email, i asked you several questions which you merely ignored.
Was the class told that they could NOT make ANY changes to the GLOG after Tuesday?
If they were not, and I am SURE other children have computers at home, why wouldn't they make changes? Secondly, D****** has her OWN computer at home. IF she had felt that she was doing something which she was not PERMITTED to do, WHY would she do it where she could be CAUGHT doing it, as opposed to doing so in the privacy of her own bedroom? Thirdly, that being said. I looked over her GLOG myself tonight. She changed her background, added a little word bubble, and corrected her poor spelling. The only bit of that which may have REALLY made any great impact to her page, would be the background.
Fourth; D****** missed TWO days of school. I was unable to obtain the information she REQUIRED to complete her assignment on time. REASONABLY, she would be given a little extra time to MAKE UP her work after her absence. Especially class and home work that she had been unable to receive or make up prior to her return.
Yes, I entered your classroom during the class period that D****** normally has class. It was approximately 10 minutes before the bell, and we would not have done so, had D****** not seen MANY of the students from her class in the Library, when we attempted to get her GLOG login information from the librarian who was ALSO, sadly, absent. We peeked into the classroom door, and ALL the students appeared to be doing work silently. No teacher was visible. So, D****** went in, saw the substitute, and asked her for the information. To which the substitute replied,"That seems to be the question of the day. Everyone has been asking me that. I don't have the information." It would appear that D****** is not the only student who was left without their GLOG login information. Thus making a whole HOST of students negligent.
As to your suggestion of making a poster, we do not own a printer, so any kind of poster she made, would have been sadly lacking in comparison. We also do not receive magazine subscriptions, and as i am currently unemployed and living with my 2 children at my parents home, we don't have the money to go out and have a bunch of images printed anywhere either.
Making her GLOG design somewhere else online would have been an ideal solution, however, being 11 years old, and NOT all that familiar with anything outside of Facebook, D****** would be unable to do that. Also, she isn't proficient in Web Design, HTML coding or CSS, also making that an EXTREMELY tall order. Unless of course, I was supposed to design her homework for her. Which, I would have refused to do, as it was a project that SHE was required to do for school.
I emailed you for the information. I will be VERY HAPPY to FORWARD the email I sent you so that you can personally check the datestamp and your email address, as you apparently informed my daughter that I DID NOT send you an email, which would imply that I am a liar. I have no idea why you did not receive it, regardless, that is neither my fault nor yours. However, your implication that I had lied to my daughter about sending it at all, IS your fault.
In short (or LONG as this email was due to having to explain myself, AND my reasons for my anger with much more detail as you have made it plain that you wanted FACTS not FEELINGS), we did EVERYTHING that we could to obtain D******'s homework and SCHOOL work so that she could make it up BEFORE her return to school on Monday. We managed to obtain the work for EVERY other class, AND she completed it ALL over the long weekend. Each of those teachers told me that had she not been able to get the work until Monday that they would have given her a few extra days to complete it. If the primary time that the students had to work on their GLOG was CLASS based time, then why would Desiree NOT be given a few days extra to catch up after her absence?
Finally, I fail to see how maintaining that she had completed her GLOG PRIOR to today (which, unless you MAINTAIN that I am a liar as you implied to my daughter, i am PERSONALLY able to VERIFY), in ANY way was HIDING the truth. She TOLD you the truth. She HAD finished it. If there was no rule saying that the students could NOT go in and modify it later, and she wanted to change her background, then what would say she couldn't? Also, if there have been other occasions in which you felt that my child was being DECEPTIVE, it would be nice if I were informed. Her behavior cannot be addressed if i am unaware of it. Of course, if she was lying regardless of whether or not she was lying, it really makes little difference, does it?
I FEEL THAT I AT LEAST MADE SOME ATTEMPT TO HIDE MY CONDESCENTION FOR HER LACK OF EVEN BOTHERING TO TRY TO ANSWER MY EMAIL WITH ANY KIND OF SINCERE EXPLAINATION ABOUT HER ACTIONS AND THEIR REASONING. NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT NOT ONLY DID SHE TYPO HALF THE EMAIL, DID SHE EVEN BOTHER TO, I DON’T KNOW, REREAD IT TO MAKE SURE IT WAS LOGICAL AND SENSIBLE? *SIGH* AND THIS IS WHAT I AM SENDING MY CHILD TO LEARN FROM… AND WE WONDER ABOUT THE DECLINE IN EDUCATION?????
And NOW… to bed with me… before I blow a gasket or 5 in my ANGER at this woman’s total lack of respect for humans in general. OH speaking of which. As a side note, My Red Queen has repeatedly informed us at the dinner table that this VERY teacher tells them all quite a bit about her cats. and shows them pictures also. REALLY?! I LOVE and ADORE cats and all…but… REALLY?!!! I’d be willing to bet that my Red Queen knows more about the woman’s cats than she knows about whatever subject they are studying.