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6/3/13 2:37 A

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I'm appalled too. She doesn't have the ability to control her class at all. Oh well, one week left and then we are moving in the summer, so thats good.

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6/2/13 10:45 A

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I am a former elementary teacher and have a third and fifth grader. I am appalled at this. There are separate grades on our report card for behavior. In our school, all grades are entered onto a computer and the average at the end is the grade..period. There is no fiddling or teacher leeway. Parents can access the grades anytime online, so we can push our kids to do better or go sk for extra credit if possible. I have never heard of lowing a grade based on behavior. That teacher needs to have a better behavior management plan...take away the things care more about anyway, like a few minutes of recess...things that are immediate than waiting for the end of a grading period.




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4/22/13 9:13 P

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Wow, my daughter is in third also. I would be livid if they did that with her. I hope your new school helps the situation.

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4/22/13 2:38 P

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Third grade. I'm not happy with the whole thing, but we've decided to move to a different area, so he'll be switching schools anyway.
When they talk about bad behavior, they mean talking in class, not staying seated, stuff like that. Typical kid stuff. They really seem to want the kids to be little mummies.

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4/21/13 7:12 P

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To me this seems very inappropriate. The grade on an assignment shouldn't have anything to do with your behavior. Boys mature much slower than girls. She should also not be counting a child's behavior in a final grade anyway. That should be dealt with separately. Time outs, taking away activities, seeing the principal, etc. Not the lowering of a grade for work that isn't related to behavior. If my son is misbehaving in the restroom what does that have to do with his grade in handwriting, math, reading, etc. I can understand if they don't think the child would be mature enough to socialize in the next grade, but....

What grade are we talking about here? As the levels get higher, 1st, second, etc. the subjects are more dependent upon knowledge and thus this kind of "grading" will seem even more ridiculous.

I would ask around the school and maybe even the principal, if you are concerned.

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4/18/13 9:41 A

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My son's teacher counts behavior when she gives grades. She told us at the beginning of the year that 'bad' behavior will lower grades. As a result, the other moms and I have noticed that most of the boys (who are generally more rambunctious than the girls) get lower grades. Is this a normal thing to do?
It doesn't seem fair but since I only have one child I don't know for sure if its normal. There is one little girl who is also very active, and her grades were lowered too, but generally its the boys. They are not bad kids, just active.

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