My dd started preschool in September of 08. She has had a lot of trouble adjusting to the environment. She has been home with me her entire life. She is a very excitable little girl. Very outgoing. Not at all shy. The main problem she has had at school is sitting still during circle time. She is always moving around and often times disrupts circle time. I understand the teachers frustration. I could never teach a class of 3 and 4 year old kids. I just don't have the patients. Well, just recently I was helping out at the school and I was out of the class room for part of circle time. When I was in the hall just about to come back into the class I heard the teacher speaking to my daughter in a really loud and nasty tone saying "HEY! SIT UP AND BE QUIET!! YOU ARE SPOILING THIS FOR ALL THE OTHER KIDS!!" And it isn't just what she said, but it was her tone. It was awful and really nasty. I understand her frustration and perhaps my dd had been disruptive the entire time I was out of the room, but sheeesh, I would think there would be a better way to handle the situation than just hollering out at her in front of all the kids and telling her she was spoiling everything for everyone. What a way to make an already frustrated child feel even worse. What would you do/think?
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