Wow! So much sarcasm... I thought I was bad. I suppose what I should have stressed was to talk it over with the teacher before, as in a week or two or three before leaving. Enough time for the teacher to get the work together. I'm not saying let the teachers alone deal with the missing time and lessons- it's the parents responsibility to work on it too. Most teachers would not mind taking the time to help out a student, especially if that student's parents are taking an interest and are planning to help.Quote:
Originally Posted by Triviateer
Of course you shouldn't do this if your child will have a problem catching up. And perhaps you should stress appropriate vs inappropriate times to chat to other students. Most children who will do this will do this regardless of where they went- Disney World or just out to dinner. That is a separate issue.
Sure it is asking the teacher to do a little more work, but all in all it isn't much if your child can control themselves and learn that they have to earn the vacation. Besides, most teachers I know love their work, love the children, and don't mind so much doing a little extra work for their happiness. I know that teachers deserve higher pay, but again, that's a separate issue and don't make the children suffer because of it.
If you're afraid that taking your child out of school for a week or two will leave them with a jobless future, I'm afraid for both you and your children. Things happen, or will happen, that will disrupt the education process at some point.