Am I or the teacher right?
My daughter started the 2nd grade in September. Yes, she skipped from 1st to 2nd grade, but that isn't the issue..completely. In September, she had 2 accidents at school. We blew it off as nerves having moved up a grade. Well, in December, the week before Christmas break, she did it again. Again, we blew it off as too much excitement. Well, last week, it happened again (every 3rd month kind of weird huh?). I decided to take her into the physician. I emailed her teacher the day before to let her know my daughter would be coming in late to school. She sent me an email back the next morning right before the Dr. Appt. and informed me, she didn't think it was a physical problem, but the fact that my daughter didn't use the bathroom when she should (at recess) and also went on to inform me that when the kids get up and go during class they miss out on Recess time. To me that is a punishment. I went in and had a talk with this teacher. She told me that this was what I get for skipping my child a grade. I told her what my physician had said "2nd grade, even 3rd grade is too young to try and teach them with punishment about using the bathroom at the correct times. She tried to tell me that it wasn't a punishment. That it was a guidline otherwise she would have kids roaming the halls all day. They did have a problem with this at the beginning of the year, but my question is this...why did the whole class get this "punishment guideline" instead of just the ones who were abusing the bathroom. So my question is, do you think this rule is a punishment, or a guideline?
Should I now bring it up with the principal, or just see if it blows off. I know there is only a couple more months of school, so I am really at a loss of what to do.