I believe the teacher either has a sense of humor and thinks that is a pertinent quality under the syllabus, or a good 'life skill', and shows good reasoning ability, thus giving the kid an, "A- Good job".
Somehow I lean towards the teacher not reading the report, and being hamstrung realising the kid will never write cursive properly.sammy2fish:
I actually had the teacher's yard-stick rapped on my head more than once for using my left hand to write (like.. if you aren't right-handed, we have no use for you).
Yes, my father (R.I.P.) was born in 1930, being left handed meant he was 'spawned from the devil' and was hit with a cane till he could write right handed. Thank God that things have changed.
Nowadays without any physical punishment in (Australian) schools, when you've played up kids do get away with anything and everything, with little punishment.
I agree it is good to teach kids to not tolerate bullying; I kind of figured whenever I told my son off he thought he was a victim of bullying in the way he reacted. I had to educate him that I wasn't being a bully, but was frustrated with him, and trying to change his attitude to one thing or another. He's now 19 and has problems being told, but is a lot better than when he was in school.
It is an Art educating children, teachers are our most precious commodity.