Anyone else's kids have a million field trips in May?!? I think Elise has a field trip a week until the end of school! Needless to say, I can't volunteer for every one. My mom agreed to go with Elise's class to the zoo yesterday. They had great weather and Elise was THRILLED to have her Grandma along.
Elise's teacher called me at home earlier this week to talk about some concerns. This is actually the 2nd time in a month that she's taken time out of her evening to call us at home. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this teacher?
Elise is doing so well in school this year, socially and academically. She was overwhelmed last year and did OK but has really come out of her shell much more so this year. I love seeing pictures like the one above with her friends.
One of the things her teacher wanted to talk about was a situation with a fellow classmate where Elise has been "picked" on. A little boy has been making negative comments about China around Elise and her friend V (who is half Chinese). The teacher wanted to let me know how the school was handling it.
It makes me sad that she's having to deal with these types of comments in school. She had a situation where she was picked on for being Chinese 2 years ago on her soccer team. The little boys involved go to her school, but it's another little boy who has made the most recent comments. You know when kids make these types of comments that they have heard it from adults.
While it makes me sad that my daughter has to put up with these types of ignorant comments, I'm glad she's becoming more self confident. Her friend V is VERY self confident and I'm glad that Elise has a buddy in these situations. I'm so proud of how Elise is handling the situation. She's standing up for herself (with V's help) and just staying away from this little boy.
But, when are we going to see a world when people are judged by their character and not their skin color or cultural background?