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I was answering my emails the other day and the gal that had emailed me commented on my blog post about the book my sons class was going to read. There has been some action on this so I thought I would throw out a quick update.
I talked to the other mama of the boy that is in my son's class. She was very concerned about it, and said since she missed the open house she would stop in and visit with the teacher and kinda feel the situation out and see how things sat before we decided on our actions. I decided to wait and see if she found out anything of use.
Then the other day my son came home from school and said that his teacher said they would NOT be reading that book. So I pressed him for further info... you know how kids are. :)
I finally got the whole story... this is what happend:
His class was talking about the books they would be reading for their genre reading and he raised his hand and told the teacher that he didn't want to read the book because it has bad words in it, and that his mom didn't like the book either. YAY! I am so proud of him for standing up when surrounded by his peers... that is such a hard thing to do. I guess others chimed in and so the teacher said... "Ok, we will find a different book."
That was so much easier than I expected. I will still monitor it but I am so happy to know that my son, when faced with a problem could stand up for what he believes.