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Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 17-Jun-15 18:46:04

Dd has come home from school saying a boy dropped a green bean in the dinner hall. The t.a said 'pick that up or I'll make you eat it like last time'. Boy picked it up and ate it.

Dd has no reason to make this up but she's 6 and could had mis heard /mis interpreted the situation.

Would you report it? Who to?

Whichseason Wed 17-Jun-15 18:48:22

She may have misheard or it could be second hand information with the last bit added. I very much doubt it is true. Do you drop your daughter off at school. Yes mention it to the teacher tomorrow.

VegasIsBest Wed 17-Jun-15 18:49:28

No I wouldn't report. What on earth for??

soapboxqueen Wed 17-Jun-15 18:50:05

It's good you are aware that your dd may have misinterpreted. However, it is a bit concerning. Ask to speak to the class teacher and relay what your dd told you. Say you were concerned about it and wanted to know what it was about.

It's unlikely the dinner lady in question will admit to it if true but it should be a shot across the boughs.

GlitzAndGigglesx Wed 17-Jun-15 18:52:00

Maybe she made him eat the ones on his plate last time and just dropped that in at the end

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 17-Jun-15 18:56:44

Vegas-I don't know,I don't like the idea of a child being told to pick something off the floor and eat it. Dd said the t.a saw the boy eat it. She said 'Mrs x is being mean at dinner time,she made x eat a green bean that had dropped on the floor'.

I don't want to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Is this a ridiculous thing to report?

AuntyMag10 Wed 17-Jun-15 18:58:13

It sounds like she said 'or' you will eat it, but the boy picked it up and ate it anyway. I really think your dd misunderstood this.

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 17-Jun-15 18:58:47

Glitz-yes that makes sense, maybe she meant 'pick it up or you'll have to eat them all' rather than 'pick it up and eat it off the floor like last time'.

Dd was adamant that the child was made to eat it though.

kinkyfuckery Wed 17-Jun-15 18:59:53

"Pick that off the floor, and eat them like I told you last time" - very easily misinterpreted by a sixyear old

formidable Wed 17-Jun-15 19:01:06

Why did he eat the green bean if the TA hadn't asked him to?

How weird. Maybe he likes floor food?

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 17-Jun-15 19:01:35

Kinky-that certainly makes more sense. Thanks everyone, think I'll leave this alone.

littlejessie Wed 17-Jun-15 19:01:41

I'd actually raise this. Adults are not above being bullies.... qualify it with exactly what you've said here. It'll do the ta nor the boy any harm to simply make the teacher aware if nothings amiss.

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 17-Jun-15 19:05:56

For those saying you'd report it,how would you do it? Just a quiet word with the teacher at the end of school with dd present to explain what happened?xx

formidable Wed 17-Jun-15 19:09:44

It'll do the TA no harm to be reported for something that probably hasn't happened?

What planet are you living on?

Only1scoop Wed 17-Jun-15 19:12:54

Report what?

What your 6 yo thinks she may have heard regarding a 'green bean'

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 17-Jun-15 19:13:44

Why do some people on here have to be so damn rude?

Formidable-I'm new to the whole school system,I'm genuinely asking for advice on how best to deal with this situation. If you want to make snarky comments go and make them somewhere else.

AdventureBe Wed 17-Jun-15 19:15:24

I don't think you can report something that has absolutely no effect on your child without sounding ridiculous TBH.

Or what Only1scoop said.

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 17-Jun-15 19:16:11

Only-if your child had been made to eat food that had been dropped on the floor would you want that person pulled up for it? Genuine question. We're assuming here that dd is giving a correct account of events.

Only1scoop Wed 17-Jun-15 19:17:19

Slow down Op

I think you may be jumping the gun just a tad here.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 17-Jun-15 19:18:36

Ditto what Only1Scoop said.

Really, OP?

AdventureBe Wed 17-Jun-15 19:19:21

If my child was bothered by whatever might or might not have happened, I'd report it. I wouldn't expect someone else to report it based on what their DC might have overheard.

Blueberrymuffint0p Wed 17-Jun-15 19:21:00

In what way? By believing my daughter?

Only1scoop Wed 17-Jun-15 19:23:35

"Hello teacher.... Junior Muffin here thinks they may have heard TA saying to child that if he didn't pick up his green bean he would have to eat it like last time"


ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 17-Jun-15 19:25:26

If every parent raised everything their 4,5,6,7 year old told them they saw or thought they saw with the school, I'd imagine there would be little time for superfluous stuff like learning.

littlejessie Wed 17-Jun-15 19:25:42

I'd just mention quietly to your child's teacher that while its possible she has the wrong end of the stick and there is an innocent explanation, dd told you the following... Because if it is true, the little boy very possibly needs some support with the situation. I'm speaking from a position of having brushed something similar off from my own 4yo, and bitterly regretting it folks, so please - no hatchet wielding.

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