I really do not like that you put my child in a class by herself, with none of her “old friends” from last year. We spent the entire summer reassuring her that her new class didn’t mean all new friends… She has been very concerned about it all.summer.long. And, now you’ve made liars out of us.
When we dropped her off in her new classroom, with new teachers, we were shocked to find that she knew no one. No one. Not one of her old friends was in her new class… She wasn’t excited, she just quietly looked up at me with sad eyes and went and took her seat. Both of us were expecting her to jump and down and shriek with joy when she saw her friends that she has missed terribly all summer… Nope, didn’t happen.
When I checked out the other two three-year-old classrooms, I saw her old friends… And I discovered yesterday there are four in one of the classes and five in the next. WHY put a three-year-old in a classroom all by herself with none of the people she is familiar with if you don’t have to? It’s already a whole new classroom in an entire new area of the school that she is unfamiliar with, with brand new teachers… Does she really need to see all of her other friends happy and playing together while she is left out?
I’m not really sure how I feel about this situation. When I mentioned it to you, and to the teachers, you all blew me off, saying that “she’ll be just fine!” But, she has continued to talk about it. I am seriously considering making you move her to one of the other classes.
If she were the odd man out or something, I could totally understand her being the one you chose to put alone. BUT, since there are four of her old classmates in one class and five in another, that’s obviously not the case. And, on top of that… There are two Averys in her class. Why make it that confusing for the kids and the teachers???? Put her in a class with her friends, where she’s the only Avery.
The Mister and I are not members of your church, and we haven’t given any sizable donations, but this has me torn… Do I withhold a donation now because I’m angry or do I make a nice one to get on your good side? And, would that help Baby Henry get into his class any easier? Seeing as how, I just found out, you bumped him to the waiting list to make room for one of Avery’s new teacher’s kids…
Please enlighten me and make me feel better about the decisions you’ve made and help me have something tangible to go on in making mine… Was there a method to your madness? Some reason to do it this way? Or was it just an oversight? A very big, careless oversight, but oversight, nonetheless? Please explain.
Thanks so much.
A Pre-School Mom who is seriously considering making a sizable donation… Or not…