I was back in the classroom yesterday and I'm disappointed to report that things have gotten pretty bad in there. I'm not even talking about academics because learning became a secondary issue for me when I saw the physical violence that was going on. I spoke with the teacher afterward and she said she was concerned that the classroom was not a safe place for the students. Like before, I am at a total loss for what to do about the situation. There just don't seem to be any options for moving Little G. Perhaps we go back to the principal? Above the principal?
A note on class size:
When we brought up the issue of class size to the principal (who, if you'll recall, moved across the country to take this job last summer ), he said that perhaps he should have been more thorough about researching our district before he took the job. Funny stuff if only I didn't have a kid enrolled in a kindergarten where people get punched in the face on a regular basis.