Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Kindergarten Note and Response #32



Notes Home From Kindergarten
Note 32

Dear Ms. K –

T was very off-task today.  Silly behavior.  Drawing on self.  Trying to put Expo markers in his mouth.  Putting pencils in his mouth and pretending that he was a walrus.  Not writing his name on work, writing a zigzag instead.

-- Ms. X



Note 32 – Response

Dear Ms. X –

T has changed his name to Mr. Zig-Zag Wizard.  He doesn’t know how to spell Wizard, or Zig-Zag, so he decided to use a symbol instead.  As a wizard, he tried to change himself into a walrus, but was thwarted in his attempts by your first taking away the Expo markers, and then the pencils.  If only Hogwarts would accept students before they turned twelve all of this aggravation could have been avoided.

-- Ms. K

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Kindergarten Notes and Response -- #31



Notes Home From Kindergarten
Note 31

Dear Ms. K –

T has had a difficult day today.  He has been very silly and off-track.  He has been flipping and turning in circles during instruction.  Today he was playing at lunch.  He could not use his “chewelry” today because he kept playing with them.  T has been easily distracted today.  He has had real difficult following procedures.  He has done better so we are not sure why he is so off-track today.

-- Ms. X






Note 31 – Response

Dear Ms. X –

How terrible that T had a difficult day!  Now that he is home, I will make sure he knows that he is loved, and that his creativity and imagination are valued.

-- Ms. K

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Kindergarten Notes and Responses: The phone call


Notes Home From Kindergarten

Telephone Call From Assistant Principal:

AP:      Ms. K, I am calling to inform you that T urinated on a tree today during recess.   Another student saw him and reported him to his teacher.  He was sent to talk to the principal.  He’s in the office in the “reset room”.

Me:      Did his teacher ask him if he needed use the bathroom before going out to recess?

AP:      I’m not sure; I wasn’t told.

Me:      Did he tell his teacher that he needed to use the bathroom during recess?

AP:      I’m not sure; I wasn’t told.

Me:      Did he urinate in front of the entire class?

AP:      No, he went to the far side of the tree.  Only one student saw him.

Me:      If he has to go the bathroom, and his teacher doesn’t take him inside to go to the bathroom, would you rather he went to the bathroom in his pants?  Or is the problem that he tried to be private about it?

AP:

Me:      And what is a “reset room”?  Does it include ice cream and cookies?

AP: