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Re: Elementary parents

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Dianna (dmammone)
Sat, 13 Mar 1999 15:58:31 -0500


I have a tendency to say things like, "He's doing a great job, but YOU know
that. How 'bout letting him work on his own for a while? Sally could still
use some help... "don't slow down, keep moving, be confident--and take no
survivors!
-----Original Message-----
From: Stephanie Ignazio <smi>
To: artsed <artsednet.edu>
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 5:25 PM
Subject: RE: Elementary parents

>To all...I thought I'd let you all in on a 'happening' of the day. I walked
>into my first grade class and found a parent. Her son was sitting on her
lap
>and she was giving me the ol' once over. She wouldn't let him get up off
her
>lap the whole class! We were making LARGE cut paper dinosaurs which
required
>the skills that this boy DOES have....she was treating him like her was 3!
>She actually drew out the shapes that he needed to make himself. I didn't
>say anything because the kids were always around and with every remark that
>I made about what a great job everyone was doing with this large
>project...she got no hint. The child regressed into that 3 year old
>mentality too. I couldn't believe my eyes! This isn't the first time its
>happened when parents happen to come in. It's like they can't let them
"be".
>If they only saw what they were like when they weren't there!!!!! I wanted
>to say to her..he should really be doing it on his own, etc..but I had two
>other bodies in there as well. Has anyone confronted a loving, but butting
>in parent before? Oh, thank goodness it's FRIDAY. I have got a STACK of
>STUFF to go through this weekend! Anyone have any interesting grade 6
ideas?
>I have NO preference. I just want to keep them busy till JUNE!!! (They are
>fading fast) ADIOS! Stephanie
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