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  1. floccies

    floccies Member

    My 6th grade daughter did not fill out her agenda book. Her writing teacher sent her to "Exile Island" (a spot in the hallway) for the entire class as punishment. (She is failing all classes -- was honor roll last year.) She missed the entire class period and did not get the assignment for the next day -- that meant that next days assignment was a zero.

    Also the Social Studies teacher gave her a 25% for class participation (5/20). Doesn't that seem unreasonably low? In the parent/teacher meeting last week this same teacher said that she participated in class and gave good answers.

    This really is bothering me -- I don't know what to do about it.
    May 1, 2009
  2. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

    I'd call the school and set up a meeting with the teacher and your daughter. Let them all know you are concerned and are aware of this happening.
    May 1, 2009
  3. loreo

    loreo Banned

    Honestly, exile island is totally unacceptable. Any teacher worth any value knows that it is those children who need to be in class. There is no excuse for her not getting her excitement. This is real life not a reality show.
    I would also bring a third neutral party. You don't want it to be her word against yours.
    May 1, 2009
  4. Lifeat50

    Lifeat50 Member

    My concern with your story is that your daughter is failing all classes. Is she able to talk to you about what is troubling her? A total change in school performance can be a cry out for help.

    I agree that you need to set up an appointment with her school. I would also talk to the school counselor.
    May 1, 2009
  5. floccies

    floccies Member

    It is a charter school so there is no school counselor. I am taking her to a psychologist.

    There is also girl that has been quite mean to her all year. (The mother is on the PTO and has close contact with the teachers.) This is the only child my daughter has ever had these types of issues with.

    I just met with the teachers last week -- they seem to be very hostile against her -- I don't understand it at all.

    My daughter thinks it's too late to pass this year and doesn't even want to try.
    May 1, 2009
  6. Lifeat50

    Lifeat50 Member

    I am glad you are taking her to a psychologist. Is there any teachers that your daughter feels she can talk to? I am sorry to hear that she has a mean girl talking to her. Does your daughter have any close friends at her school? Maybe surrounding her with friends would help.
    May 1, 2009
  7. whiteyteresa

    whiteyteresa Veteran Member

    Find a parent Advocator – they have to have one of those – all schools have to have one of those – talk with this advocator and then let the advocator talk with your child – then have another meeting and by no means – DO NOT WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

    Just my opinion - I had a son that was having problems -adhd and in 5th grade - some teachers not sure how to handle him.

    I got an advocator and things started falling in the right places. This person will work (free that is for you)for you and your child - not the school/teacher

    May 1, 2009
  8. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

    6th grade girls are the pits. I had girls that were my dd's best friends from PRE-SCHOOL, were in our girl scout troop for 6 years (I was leader), spent many many sleepovers at our house--etc. 6th grade: BAM!! Nasty city. My dd is 23 (that's right twenty three) and she STILL talks about how mean girls were 11 years ago. I'd be willing to bet there's something social going on with girls being mean to her or ostracizing her. I hate 6th grade. Girls can be traumatizing, and the recipient girls can be really emotionally abused. And most school authorities don't deal with it because they don't KNOW how to deal with it. I will pray for your daughter.
    May 1, 2009
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