Okay, so I just graduated and I'm looking for my first teaching position. I also have two children that are in school now. My son is in first grade and my daughter is in Junior Kindergarten. My son's teacher has yet to respond to any note that I've sent home this year. Is that odd? How do you respond to a parents concern? The last note I sent stated my concern over other students telling my son that he was not good enough to play with them. I never received any response. Maybe to the teacher I'm a "needy" parent, I don't know. My son came home today and said that his friends buried him in the wood chips on the playground. This bothered me because you just don't know what could be under all of that stuff. Anyway, my question then is why didn't the teachers stop this and were they even watching? How closely do you watch your students on the playground? At the beginning of the school year his class was told that when they are on the playground they are not to bother the teachers unless a child is dying or bleeding. I don't know it just doesn't seem right to me. Then again I don't have my own classroom yet so maybe I'm jumping to conclusions.