Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Day Two of School - Grammar Watch Begins

My cousin reports the following (bear in mind that her son attends a magnet school - woo-hoo):

It's day 2 of school, and (W) seems to be happy. Today, (W) brought home some information from the 2nd grade reading teacher. The teacher's brochure reads as follows:

"I have a Masters Degree in Reading Education, a Reading Specialist and am Nationally Board Certified in Early Childhood Education."

(She has a reading specialist?!!!)

"I love working with young children and nothing makes me prouder than when a student is successful in their learning."

I'd like to know who gave this woman a Masters Degree!!! How about this one:

"Students will have the opportunity to read the books in class however they will NOT be able to go home every day."

(I hope that she means the books and not the children!!!)

Or this:

"Test papers will be sent home on Wednesdays. Your child's weekly conduct will also be sent home at this time."

(I'd prefer that they keep my child's "conduct" at school!)

This could be a very painful year for me. How does an educated parent refrain from returning the teachers' comments EDITED? Fortunately, a similar brochure from the math teacher was very well written.

3 comments:

lost clown said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

SnowdropExplodes said...

How does an educated parent refrain from returning the teachers' comments EDITED?

I wouldn't refrain. I mean, surely it is up to the school to hire competent people to do the teaching (or does the old adage, "those who can, do; those who can't, teach" apply in Grade 2?

NOLA radfem said...

We've talked about being concerned that if we say something, the teacher will hold it against the child.

Still, I usually do complain.