I have issues with my daughter's fourth-grade teacher. Some are a bigger deal and some are not. My daughter does very well in school and she is okay with the guy so I try to let her needs and feeling dictate what is and isn't a "big deal". Today she brought home a big deal worthy story:
Apparently someone or a few someones have been leaving mean little notes around class, LittleCheerful even got one that said "LittleCheerful, I am never talking to you!!!", she showed it to her teacher and later another friend found a mean note in her desk and my daughter had her tell the teacher as well.
Later in the day the teacher told the entire class, in a loud voices, that he was very upset about the mean notes and that there had been four in two days, he then said that the entire class would be benched at recess if the guilty party didn't come forward within the hour.
I've never been a fan of the punish everyone idea since it's lazy leadership IMHO but here with the added bit that those who received mean notes are also punished really sits badly with me and with my daughter. She was seriously puffed up about it all exclaiming "It's just totally not making sense to punish people who got notes!!! No one wrote notes to themselves!!" I swear steam was coming out her ears.
It so happens that I will be at school tomorrow with just about every other parent for a special in-class event, the punishment is scheduled for after this event. So I am of many minds.
A. Go to event, take daughter out of school after event and go to Six Flags.
B. Go to event and ask teacher wtf in front of all other parents and watch him be eaten alive.
C. Go to event and have daughter hold up an "under protest" sign while she is punished.
D. Do nothing. (I'd still go to the event, I'm not that lazy)