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to have less and less faith in DS teacher

(84 Posts)
OrlandoWoolf Sat 30-Nov-13 13:24:39

He has to find some plurals for his spelling test.
Either she's being really clever or she does not actually know.

Dice

As she "has form" on homework mistakes and spelling errors - I suspect she does not know the mistake she's made.

Talkinpeace Sun 01-Dec-13 13:20:40

Choose your battles.
Save energy for the things that really matter.

Coconutty Sun 01-Dec-13 13:24:29

I think that is rubbish spelling homework. Waiting for the results with baited breath..

OrlandoWoolf Thu 05-Dec-13 17:18:39

Well according to DS, the teacher thinks die is the plural of dice confused
Will need to check his spelling book.

BlackeyedSusan Thu 05-Dec-13 18:33:06

we use die in this house. cbeebies use it as well. (on at least one occasion)

YouTheCat Thu 05-Dec-13 19:21:39

Oh fgs - seriously? She thinks die is the plural? Is this person not capable of looking in a dictionary?

I know you can't expect a primary teacher to know everything, but I'd expect them to be able to google and use a dictionary.

This teacher should not be teaching.

OrlandoWoolf Thu 05-Dec-13 19:29:16

Well, I normally take what DS says with a large pinch of salt but he is adamant about it.

chocoluvva Fri 06-Dec-13 08:50:25

My DD had a Y6 teacher who wouldn't accept (when queried by a pupil) that 'Beans is tasty' is incorrect. I can see how she thought that - 'Rice is tasty' eg, but the children lost respect for her.

SconeForAStroll Fri 06-Dec-13 11:27:33

<clasps Orlando to bosom>

I am having this exact internal battle at the moment. DD's teacher is appalling not very good. I am getting very annoyed at having to reteach the subject of the homework every weekend as poor dd comes home befuddled because the teacher has told her that a metaphor cannot be personification.

And before I get jumped on, I was a primary teacher too. I do know how stressful it can be, but it isn't right to give a child a maths test that is supposed to take 40 minutes and watch it be finished in 10 and then ignore the child for thirty minutes.

sashh Fri 06-Dec-13 13:28:14

I use die and dice, never dices.

My mother is even more old fashioned, she measures with a rule, a ruler apparently is the queen.

Don't get me started on the university lecturer who changed my British spellings to American and kept saying we were doing an exercise so we would be 'more readier' for work.

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