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To ask the teacher to complement her class for me?

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ThisUsernameIsAvailable Wed 12-Oct-16 14:29:05

I went to an assembly as a parent of a reception class child (my youngest) and noticed how brilliant the year 6 children were with the little ones, helping them find a place to sit,making sure they got their drink and biscuit at the end, comforting the ones that cried,then they worked together to clear everything away afterwards.

As a catholic school they really emphasise that you should threat others as you want to people to treat you so I was going to ask the year 6 teacher to tell he class how impressed I was.
Dp says they will think I'm weird blush

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 12-Oct-16 14:32:06

How do you know they didn't? Maybe drop a little card into the office instead
To the staff and pupils at x school
I very much enjoyed attending your assembly on..... and would like to say how lovely it was to observe the kind behaviour of the Year 6 children towards the Year R children
Or something along those lines.
A bit better than coming across as telling the teacher what to do perhaps?

ListObsessed Wed 12-Oct-16 14:32:25

The teacher will be delighted and so will the children. You should definitely tell them. People often only think to give negative feedback so some positive comments would be welcomed.

ListObsessed Wed 12-Oct-16 14:33:17

Poise, I don't think OP meant it like that.

CoraPirbright Wed 12-Oct-16 14:33:19

I think they would be chuffed to bits! People are so ready to complain about stuff today, I always go out of my way to point out the good things. I say go for it.

ListObsessed Wed 12-Oct-16 14:33:56

Posie, not Poise. Autocorrect can be annoying.

FelicityRivers Wed 12-Oct-16 14:34:22

Do it! Lovely comments from parents are always widely welcomed grin

highlandcoo Wed 12-Oct-16 14:34:33

Your DP is wrong. The teacher will be really pleased. Do it smile

GettingMuckyFingersCrossed Wed 12-Oct-16 14:34:53

grin @ Poise

Salmotrutta Wed 12-Oct-16 14:35:23

I think it's a lovely idea OP.

Seeline Wed 12-Oct-16 14:37:36

I would write a little note that could be pinned up in the classroom. I am sure that they would be really chuffed smile

foursillybeans Wed 12-Oct-16 14:38:33

Showing kindness and bestowing genuine praise is never wrong. Do contact them.

Witchend Wed 12-Oct-16 14:39:31

I wouldn't tell them to tell year 6. I'd just tell them and they probably will pass it on.

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 12-Oct-16 14:39:43

I don't mind being Poisegrin
Sorry I wasn't meaning the OP wanted it to come across as telling the teacher what to do, rather that it could be perceived that way by the teacher. I was suggesting a less direct way of expressing her views.

LockedOutOfMN Wed 12-Oct-16 14:40:22

I disagree with your partner, OP, and, as a teacher, would be delighted to receive this kind of feedback for my students. I agree with the previous posters who've mentioned sending a card.

Highlandfling80 Wed 12-Oct-16 14:42:38

Lovely idea

DoctorDonnaNoble Wed 12-Oct-16 14:44:56

Speaking as a teacher, they will love it! Positive feedback is great.

Keeptrudging Wed 12-Oct-16 14:45:17

Yes, agree with others that a little card would be lovely. My class would be really pleased if they got a card like that!

EveOnline2016 Wed 12-Oct-16 14:45:25

A lovely idea.

It makes my day in work when someone compliments my work.

BertrandRussell Wed 12-Oct-16 14:47:19

Please do- the teacher will be delighted.

Can't help saying that non Catholic schools set a lot of store by those values too.........

murasaki Wed 12-Oct-16 14:49:11

Compliment, not complement, surely?

mangocoveredlamb Wed 12-Oct-16 14:51:07

Do it, we're coming up to half term, it's a long slog of getting to know the children and find a new level so I reckon the teacher would be chuffed and it'd be such a nice boost!

BowieFan Wed 12-Oct-16 14:53:44

A lovely idea OP. I think children of any age would be overjoyed to be complemented like that.

I know my form at school were overjoyed when they received a letter from the local nursing home praising them for their excellent behaviour and work during our annual senior citizen's christmas party. It's still up on the notice board in our room, 10 months later.

If I were there teacher I'd definitely pass on your message of thanks. I think it'sa lovely idea.

pipsqueak25 Wed 12-Oct-16 14:54:39

why would that be weird ? a note would be a nice gesture.

ChickenSalad Wed 12-Oct-16 14:55:42


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