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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."
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
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.
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.
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