The big problem in my Kindergarten class was the one kid who kept peeing in the trash can. I remember we had a class meeting and the teacher was like, “Whoever is peeing in the trash can, um, yeah, pee in the toilet.”
No one ever confessed to the transgression, but we all knew it was the kid who picked his nose and ate it. To this day I remember going in the bathroom each time and checking the bottom of the trash for puddles of pee. I was also really good at spelling “banana”.
The mother of a Lower Nazareth Elementary School first-grader wants the school district to enforce its anti-bullying policy after a classmate allegedly pulled a pocketknife on her son and threatened him last year in kindergarten.
Dawn Bittner, of Lower Nazareth Township, removed her son from the school after the first week this year when school district officials allowed the offending child back to Lower Nazareth Elementary.
Both were in the same kindergarten class last year and are in first grade this year, although in different classrooms.
Bittner said she found out just a few days before this school year that the other boy would be allowed to return.
She removed her 6-year-old son from school last week following continued taunts by the offending child, she claimed. Her son is scheduled to attend the school district’s new cyber academy next week.
“I’m trying to bring awareness to the (anti-bullying) policy and for parents to be aware that this can happen in kindergarten,” Bittner said. “It should be followed through so children can be held accountable for decisions that they make.”
The district’s policy describes bullying as substantial interference with a pupil’s education, creating a threatening environment or substantial disruption of the orderly operation of school. Continued violations could lead to expulsion, the policy says.
School Principal Michael Santos did not return a phone call seeking comment. Nazareth Area Superintendent Dennis Riker said he is aware of the incident, confirming a knife was brought into school last year by a kindergarten pupil. SOURCE: The Express-Times
Some moms can be super duper ridiculously over protective, but, in this case you have to side with her at least a little bit. I mean, what parent is allowing their post toddler to pack a pocketknife on their Osh Kosh Bagoshes?
However, I’m pretty sure that Kindergarten is a good time to correct any knifing tendencies before they turn into full blown playground stabbings.