Post # 61
While I agree that taking away the student’s snack was a bit drastic, so is reporting the incident to the principal. As a teacher myself, communication between parents and teachers is crucial. If there is a question/concern/complaint about something that occurred in the classroom, it should be discussed with the classroom teacher FIRST. If that doesn’t work, then the principal should be involved. Any respectable principal would first ask if the issue was discussed with the teacher first.
Post # 62
I taught grade one last year, and the kindergarten to grade three classes had a policy of healthy foods. We sent home a note at the beginning of the year, and often sent reminders home as part of their homework.
Luckily my students were all lunch students and their parents ALWAYS sent them more food than they could possibly eat, so I discouraged their eating that and as a class we reviewed healthy choices. At the end of the day I spoke with the parents to remind them of our rules. Sometimes it was an older brother or sister packing their lunch!
The reason I wouldn’t allow even a one time cookie (other than oatmeal raisin, which I know is still a bad choice), is that it set a precedent. “Oh, well she let them last time, maybe she’s not a stickler for healthy food rules as the notes say”.
I gave high fives for right choices.