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#61 of 65 Old 09-12-2006, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mommyto3girls

Sadly, about 1/3 of the parents have not done it. A few wrote just a short paragraph about nothing. One wrote

Johnny is 13 years old. He has brown hair and blue eyes, he is 5 foot and 6 inches tall. His favorite color is blue.

It almost made me more sad than the parents who didn't write at all. At least those kids can make excuses to themselves about why it didn't get done. For this kid it just screams "I don't know my son and didn't even take the time to try to find something important to write about."
That's quite the judgement to cast. It's incredibly unfair.

Statements like the one above are why these assignemnts bother me.
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Well, so much for the fluffy, sappy thread the actual OP was going for. If you aren't comfortable shaing this information with dc's teacher. Express that to the teacher, then sit down and do the "assignment" and give it to your dc to read and keep it for themself.

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My apologies to the OP - looking back, I think I was the one who originally derailed the thread. I'm sorry about that. I think you wrote a lovely letter to your dd's teacher.

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Originally Posted by aniT
I would say no you shouldn't. You are punishing the students who's parents did not fill out the form. It is NOT the students fault, they have NO control over it, yet you are punishing them.

You handed it out and gave them a due date. It was probably assumed that it was for a grade.

You are punishing the student for someone Else's actions. That is NOT OK.

And reading to a 13 year old? Please, like she would even want me too! I was supposed to sign a paper saying SHE read a book to HERSELF. Not that I read it to her. She has a 12th grade reading level. She reads all the time. I am not concerned about her reading habits. Those reading logs irritate me.
Thankyou, I'm going to sign my dd's book log ahead. I feel so bad for the students that miss recess because their parent's don't sign that stupid log!!!

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Originally Posted by Storm Bride
My apologies to the OP - looking back, I think I was the one who originally derailed the thread. I'm sorry about that. I think you wrote a lovely letter to your dd's teacher.
No apology necessary.
What can I say? My daughter is a great kid and I was glad to share the info with her teacher.

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