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to be a bit bemused by the teacher this morning?

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TeainaChinaCup Wed 17-Aug-16 18:11:36

DD started school this morning. The teacher issued all of the parents with a copy of a wanky poem about realising these are our babies but now they are hers too (no they aren't), plus a tea bag and a biscuit.

Is this normal?! It was a bit schmaltzy twee for me.

harderandharder2breathe Wed 17-Aug-16 18:12:58

She's trying to be nice

Zucker Wed 17-Aug-16 18:16:27

You're probably not the intended audience. Think of the Huns who will post eleventy billion posts of the first day on Facebook through the snots and tears. She was being nice grin

letsghostdance Wed 17-Aug-16 18:16:39

Probationer by any chance? Far too much of this twee Pinterest nonsense in classrooms nowdays. I say that as someone who just finished probabation two years ago...

Rainbowunicorn73 Wed 17-Aug-16 18:16:58

Thinks she's being nice and reassuring you, some parents would have loved it, it wasn't to your taste. Give her a break, you have your child's whole school career ahead of you, plenty of battles to be fought.

FlyingElbows Wed 17-Aug-16 18:17:24

Ok it's twee but she's trying to be reassuring and, I hate to break it to you, but you'll find that Mrs/Miss/Ms/Mr Teacher will become a big feature in your child's life from now until she leaves school. You'll be sick to death of hearing all about what Miss Lovely says by about the end of next week! cake because it's a big day.

RainyDayBear Wed 17-Aug-16 18:17:47

What was the biscuit? I think YABU if it was a decent biscuit, but if it was a rich tea it could change things entirely...

AgentJ Wed 17-Aug-16 18:18:13

I think you need to read the parents version of said poem and the context may make a bit more sense. The teacher written poem is meant to be a reassurance that they'll look after them for you nothing more.

myownprivateidaho Wed 17-Aug-16 18:18:53

Sounds like she's trying to find a nice way to say that she is going to do it her way in the classroom, and to try to get the parents who (inevitably) want to come into the classroom to "settle" their little darlings to get lost. Twee it might be but can't blame her for not wanting to say it in so many words.

Bee182814 Wed 17-Aug-16 18:18:57

Your ad had her first day of school in mid august? Are you abroad or something?

ComedyWing Wed 17-Aug-16 18:19:10

God, how nauseatingly twee. Were other parents exploding in tears and snot, or was everyone standing around saying 'A poem and a teabag???' while eating their Hobnob?

Bee182814 Wed 17-Aug-16 18:19:24


ComedyWing Wed 17-Aug-16 18:19:53

And agreed on the Rich Tea.

Can we see the poem?

ToriaPumpkin Wed 17-Aug-16 18:20:10

I got one of those! Not a new teacher either, she's been doing it at least 17 years as she taught a friend's DD. I just looked at it blankly for a minute and tried not to laugh as some around me were clearly having an emotional day of it. Mind you I reckon I must have a swinging brick in my chest judging by the reactions from people who've asked how I'm feeling, I must be emotional, nervous etc only for me to respond "Why? It's not my first day at school!"

bakeoffcake Wed 17-Aug-16 18:20:13

Was it a MN biscuit? shock

ToriaPumpkin Wed 17-Aug-16 18:20:56

I didn't get a biscuit though, so now I feel short changed!

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Wed 17-Aug-16 18:21:28

Bee: the Scottish schools go back now. I'd assume the OP is in Scotland.

PotteringAlong Wed 17-Aug-16 18:21:42

She's just trying to be nice. This is a "can't do right for doing wrong" moment I think.

nennyrainbow Wed 17-Aug-16 18:24:37

I think I saw this poem doing the rounds on FB last year. The Huns seemed to like it.

BodsAuntieFlo Wed 17-Aug-16 18:24:51

I assume it's this poem. It's not something I do however I've seen other P1 teachers doing it.

letsghostdance Wed 17-Aug-16 18:25:58

I always love the English obliviousness to anything that happens in Scotland. Yes, all the Scottish schools are back now. Yes, we're basically abroad.

TeainaChinaCup Wed 17-Aug-16 18:26:49

It was a KitKat. I do like KitKats. The tea(bag) was very disappointing though.


It was just sooooo unnecessary. I'm sure I'll like her and she seemed lovely. I just wish things weren't designed for Facebook.

'This morning your child starts in P1.
You probably can't believe where the years have gone.
You may be worried about how this year will go,
Fear not, wipe your eyes and give your nose a blow,
Your baby will be safe in our hands,
A new part of our lovely little band.
In <<<<<<< school name>>>>> we are family,
To love and learn and play happily.'

morningtoncrescent62 Wed 17-Aug-16 18:26:52

I need to see the poem.

TeainaChinaCup Wed 17-Aug-16 18:27:31

Bods that one is even worse. Mother of Christ.

Yes, in Scotland.

bakeoffcake Wed 17-Aug-16 18:28:24

Oh I think that poems quite nice. I'd have cried

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