Braeden's school project update:
I did contact this teacher. I asked a friend at work who is very good at "verbage" to help me so that it didn't come across completely accusatory, although that's how I was feeling. She emailed back and said that it was a project that her assistant did with the kids and that she will try to be more mindful next time. She did apologize for any hurtful feelings that Braeden had. I hope she does take time to think about this. As someone else said, I am sure he is not the only one to be in a similar position. Being a single mom through adoption, there isn't even a dad in the picture anywhere for my kids. But with the way the world is in so many cases, especially in our school district, things like this need and deserve to be thought of and accounted for. The worst part of it was that he had a family tree project in this class earlier in the year and I had questioned her at that time over how the assignment would be presented/discussed. She at that time, told me she would try to be more careful. They did that project by simply asking for who lived in their house and made the "tree" that way.
2 months ago