Dear Esteemed 4th Grade Teacher at My Son's Elementary School,
Thank you for being an excellent teacher. My son is very happy in your class and, thanks to you, has tackled not only long division but also fractions! Things are going swimmingly!
We are especially proud of your encouragement this year towards helping develop his love of writing and story telling. We hope that all this positive reinforcement will sustain this obvious strength of his for the rest of his academic career, and hopefully life.
He has grown more confident as a 4th grader, and we definitely see him coming out of his shell a lot, which is a good thing.
It has come to my attention that your class has been spending a fair amount of time on social studies. Wyatt speaks highly of the things he is learning and the lively discussions you have had in class. I remember this subject being one of my favorites at his age, as I enjoyed learning about the real world all around me.
However, I feel that I must clear something up.
Last week, Wyatt came home from school and told me that he almost got into trouble in your class.
As you know, getting in trouble is something that never happens with him. You can imagine my shock.
When I asked him why, he simply said it was because he had mentioned the show Rock of Love in class and that you, his teacher, said that we do not discuss Rock of Love in class. Understandably.
Now, I want you to know this - I do not let Wyatt watch Rock of Love nor do I discuss it in front of him. My discussions on this, erm, program, are mostly done via email and Facebook with my friends who also do not want to speak aloud about the shows shenanigans in front of their children. And you probably know what kind of shenanigans I am talking about if you did not want him talking about it in school.
It was explained to me that the reason he brought this up was because you had asked the kids if any of their parents watched The Bachelor - which has, lately at least, become PG-13 itself in its, well, shenanigan content.
So, when Wyatt blurted out, "My mom watches Rock of Love," in your class, you must know that this was done on very little knowledge. And, I also do not watch this show very much at all...mostly because I can never remember when it is on.
(And I don't have DVR or Tivo.)
(But that is another subject entirely.)
Thanks again for all that you do! If you need any more hand sanitizer or Kleenex, you know who to call!
Wyatt's Rock of Love (but not really) watching mom