We spoke with my daughter’s teacher about an hour ago. I suppose she was a bit intimidated, because she had another teacher there with her. The uninvited guest was actually a blessing, however. She imparted much insight as well as wisdom which was much appreciated. The teacher that needs to retire spoke up at the end, when my husband pointed out that our daughter would be better served if the assumption wasn’t that we were trying to attack them. She actually raised her voice at my husband and ignored the fact that I had apologized for writing something she felt was disrespectful. (Back story: We had an incident in which I felt my daughter was treated unfairly. I sent the teacher a note asking for her side of the story. If her story was the same as my daughter’s, then I asked for something to be returned to her. Somehow, this was offensive). My husband waited for me to say my peace in regard to the situation as I felt it was unfair of her to assume I was disrespecting her. I promise, she has not seen disrespect from me…yet. He then pointed out, again, that we need to work as a team. I don’t think any of this got through to the teacher. Thus, we will wait to see if things improve, but I am not holding my breath. At least we know that another of my daughter’s teachers is worthwhile. Maybe the one who needs to retire….will. I still feel that the teacher was wrong, especially on the words on her report card, but it turns out that she is simply an idiot, (one that teachers language-yikes), and that what she meant was quite poorly worded. She meant that my child focuses on herself and has difficulty stepping away from conflict and getting back on task. Wow. That was hard to word, wasn’t it? Yes, my child has issues, as does the teacher. Only 5 more months of school and counting….