DD1, who is in Reception, has worked really hard this half-term, she's read all 4 books, practiced letter formation, learnt numbers & tables, done some IT etc. More importantly to me, she's been eager to do it. So I wrote it all up in her homework book. Teacher wrote in it 'DD1 should really know 10-20 by now and is still starting i & l from the bottom of the page'.
Meanwhile, class favourite (bag monitor, register monitor etc) gets a bloody Head Teacher certificate for telling the class about trip to Disneyworld.
I am really ANGRY on DD1s behalf. She could do with lots of confidence boosting praise. Praise from me & DH is fine but it's not the same as getting it in class.
She has worked hard!! My DD did sod all except play and go on outings. Are they really expected to know 10-20 in reception??? Tell your daughter that Spudmasher thinks she is a very clever girl for doing all her work beautifully. If you have any stickers, please could you give one to her on my behalf. And a big cuddle. And a kiss.
I'll make her a certificate - brilliant idea. And I've given her a sticker from you Spud!
We did about 20 minutes work on 5 days out of 7 - except for Sunday when she wouldn't actually leave the table but did page after page of letters for hours Which is a big deal, because she's not shown much aptitude for academic study yet!
It is hard for teachers not have favourites, but it is unprofessional to show favouritism.
Its sometimes hard to know what goes on in a classroom. Prehaps class favourite has major problems that you dont necessarily know about.
For example my son is allowed to wear trainers instead of plimsols because he has orthopedic problems. I over heard one of the mums saying that she thought it was unfair. Once she was told that my son had orthopedic problems she understood why an exception had been made for him.
Prehaps the other child has behaviour problems and the school is trying to give positive attention. I agree its unfair on children who are quiet, academically average and just get on with their work.