Today I had a message on my answering machine from my principal. She wanted to set up a meeting with her, me... and the parent of one of my students who no longer wants her daughter in my class. There are no other openings in 2nd grade, so hence the meeting to find another alternative. Now, we very recently had conferences. I talked to Mom about what we were doing for her daughter and everything seemed to be okay. No red flags or problems from conferences. Now this. I'm floored. According to the message, my principal was saying something about Mom not being happy with the homework. My "homework" is a list of things we are studying with some notes of how to help and an optional reading log. My school does not have a homework policy either way, so no, I don't do official weekly homework. I politely called back and said the suggested meeting time worked for me and kept it calm and simple, but inside I'm freaking out. I have never had a parent request to remove their child from my class. I feel like the parent went over my head to the administration. I don't want to be belittled about how I don't give mounds of homework. Plus, I was about to call this mom concerning some interesting obsevations that came up during interventions... kind of an "aha!" moment about the girl's math struggles. Now I'm afraid to initiate that. So... help.