Is it normal at your school for parents to drop in and observe their child. I'm learning at my school, this is a fairly normal practice which I love and I hate. Last week, I had a parent pop in around noon to observe her son. We had been talking on the phone, and she told me that she was thinking of dropping by on Friday. The observation went well, and she noticed many of the concerns that I had been sharing with her. However, on Thursday I had another parent pop in at 3:25 without me knowing about it until 30 seconds before when the secretary informed me over the phone. Keep in mind that this was a VERY rough afternoon (as most afternoons are), and dismissal is at 3:40. She was there to observe her son, but stared at me the whole time. I had three of my kids crying which caused all of my kids to get crazy and wild. It was terrible and I was mortified. He wasn't at school yesterday, and I don't know if he was sick or if she just thinks I'm some awful teacher. I HATE that she had to see my classroom like that, and I HATE that I struggle with behavior the last hour or so of the day. My instructional specialist said that he would have politely told her that he was preparing for dismissal so she would need to wait outside. I want to have a true open door policy with parents, but now I just hate that I now look like a fool to one of my moms.