Before I begin, though, let me first do something:
Page 35: "And you think I'm wetting myself because your daddy's a partner in a law firm. Bite me, baby."Page 26: "Dear Cassie: Eat shit and die, private school slag."Page 24: "F*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*k me."Page 19: "You should send me some dope and I should sell it. Or use it." "...It would be a bit like drug trafficking. I've heard that Brookfield has a marijuana plantation instead of a sport oval."
At that point, a secondary conversation goes on between Mrs. A and the other teacher. We were still on the phone, so of course, I can hear it.
Me: Hi Mrs. A, this is Zoe and Talia's mom.
Mrs. A: Oh hi. How are you? (There might have been silent eyerolling when I
Me: I am sorry to bother you, but I have a question regarding the guided
reading book that Zoe brought home. I can call you later or email you about it,
if you are busy.
Mrs. A: Well, is your question short?
Me: Yes. I wanted to let you know that I don't think the reading is
appropriate for this age. Let me read this passage to you. (I read the sentence
from p. 41 to her.)
Mrs. A: OH MY GOODNESS! IT SAYS THAT?!?
Me: Yes, it does.
Mrs. A: [To the other 2 teachers in the room] It talks about sex! I had no
idea. I have not read that book yet.
Mr. S: Well aren't you supposed to have read the book?!
Mrs. A: Well I can't read all of them! It was in the book
room! They should be safe if they are from the book room!
To be fair, I agree with both of them.
In any case, the kids will be changing books! Mrs. A actually called the principal herself to tell him what happened. I appreciate that she kept him in the loop. I never thought to call him, but another parent might have in the same situation.