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Long Week

Hello everyone! I have been away for a while. Lil Keith started school this week and it has been hectic. On his second day of school a second grader that was sitting in the assigned bus seat with him socked him in the eye with his fist. I was madder than a wet sitting hen. I called the school and told them I was coming to school first thing the next morning and I wanted the situation resolved. I also told them that I wanted to press charges against him. Cooler heads prevailed and Keith reigned me in a bit. I met with the principle the next morning and they assure me they would take care of everything. The little boy was suspended off the bus for 3 days and Keith has been moved away from him.

So between dealing with the school/bus issue stressed me out quite a bit. Plus I had doctors appointments and the twins had speech therapy. Not to mention Big Keith is taking his college classes. That gives me quite a bit of time with the twins. I am still trying to get them into head start but right now there is a waiting list.

That has been my week. How has yours been?

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DWDavisRSL wrote on August 29, 2015, 10:15 PM

My week went very well but there was a fight between two of my students. The argument started at school and turned into a fist fight once the two girls got off the bus. I'm not surprised that one of the girl's was involved. She is smart but has no common sense or filters on what she says about or does to other people. That happened Thursday. The rest of the week was great and I am enjoying the rest of my new students, though I know most of them because I taught them in 6th grade last year.

valmnz wrote on August 30, 2015, 2:22 AM

I find it sad that the school is expected to deal with it and not the parents of the child. Parents need to take more responsibility.

Dawnwriter wrote on August 30, 2015, 12:14 PM

It does sound like a hectic week. I hope your son is okay. I am glad the other kid got suspended. Maybe this will prompt his parents to talk to him about hitting other children.

rebelann1949 wrote on August 30, 2015, 1:44 PM

Wow, what an awful thing to happen to lil Keith ..... I hope that school looks into that kids family to see if he's being taught to be a bully or maybe he's been abused and is taking it out on other kids, either way someone needs to do something about it.....I hate violence especially among kids.

Looks like you won't be finding lots of time to get online, the twins will be keeping you mighty busy.

AliCanary wrote on August 30, 2015, 8:45 PM

Sounds pretty hectic! Pressing charges against a little kid is a bit much, although I understand your anger. Definitely some anti-bulling counseling will be in order. I'd talk to your son to see what the fight was about, though. I once punched a kid in the eye for picking on ME. Not that your son DID pick the fight, but...your son could have picked the fight.

Shellyann36 wrote on August 30, 2015, 9:22 PM

So they got into the fight at their bus stop? Did they get into any trouble with the school? The bus stop is unclear territory for me.

Shellyann36 wrote on August 30, 2015, 9:23 PM

I am afraid that most of the time the parents don't care or they are bullies themselves.

Shellyann36 wrote on August 30, 2015, 9:24 PM

Thank you very much. I am glad he got suspended as well. I am not holding my breath about the parents talking to him.

Shellyann36 wrote on August 30, 2015, 9:27 PM

I have no idea how far the school will go into checking into the parents/household/living situation, most of the time when kids are bullies at such a young age the home life is not exactly the best. The school has no idea about this child because this is the first year at the school.

They always keep me busy but we switched around the speech therapy schedule so I don't have to take them on Monday anymore. That is so helpful and makes the Mondays more manageable.

Shellyann36 wrote on August 30, 2015, 9:49 PM

I am all about getting to the bottom of things. My oldest son is 26 and when he was in 7th grade three kids beat him up in the classroom with the teacher present. We had a meeting schedule for the next day for the parents of each student, the teacher and the principle. The teacher took it upon himself to tell the other parents not to worry about coming to the meeting. My son was defending himself against 3 boys twice the size of him and the teacher did nothing to help him. They started a verbal argument with him and when he said something back to them it got physical. The teacher was very prejudice and did not like my son.

At the end of the year the teacher had so many complaints against him they let him go from the middle school and put him at the high school. Not the solution I wanted but he was supposedly further punished somehow.

AliCanary wrote on August 31, 2015, 3:38 AM

He deserved to lose his job completely, not just get transferred. Teachers should not take sides and should do whatever is humanly possible to prevent bullying.

inertia4 wrote on August 31, 2015, 6:56 PM

Some kids are just horrible. My son had dealings with a jerk kid like that. The school at him sent away. I would have went there with a bat, beat the principle and the kid. But, it was all taken care of. Now my son is being home schooled. And he loves it.

Shellyann36 wrote on September 2, 2015, 7:37 AM

Oh I totally agree with that. I thought he was going to get fired but at the time our county was hurting so badly for teachers they just shuffled him off to the high school.

Shellyann36 wrote on September 2, 2015, 7:40 AM

I can understand that feeling. As parents we want to protect our children. I told Keith that if anything else happened I might be homeschooling him as well.

inertia4 wrote on September 3, 2015, 7:18 PM

I know my sone is iffy about being homeschooled. But I think it is the best thing. He wants to settle this thing with this kids once and for all. I told him that he needs to be careful. You see, the kid that has been bothering him, live in his community. Now, this kid is 18 my son is 14. I told my son that if that kid laid a hand on him, he will go to jail because my sone is a minor. And besides I don't know if this kid carry a gun or knife or anything. Sadly he lives with his mother. And I do believe she would get the cops involved if anything happens. If she hadn't already made a complaint. I just worry about my kids.

cheri wrote on October 14, 2015, 9:23 PM

My week is always such a very busy one because I am a working mom with three kids and without any household helper staying or coming