My daughter lost her money at school!

Australia
May 28, 2007 5:53pm CST
On Friday my daughter came home and said her wallet that had her money in it went missing at school. So Monday morning I went in to the school office to see if anyone had handed it in. They said they hadn't seen it. When her teacher got to the classroom, I asked her about it, she said yes she found it on the floor and she has put it in her desk drawer. I thanked the teacher for this, as I was very glad that it wasn't gone for good. The teacher then repeated what she said. I almost got a feeling she wanted a reward for it. I thanked her again and explained that when my daughter must have got her lunch out of her bag it must have fallen out. Then the teacher walked off looking very unhappy. Even my friends were a bit shocked by this reaction. I am starting to wonder if I should have got on all fours and kissed her feet for finding it, lol!
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
28 May 07
That's kind of strange to expect a reward for something like that. Teachers find stuff and put it away in a safe place all the time. I don't know why she would think that just because it was a wallet, she was entitled to some kind of reward.
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• Australia
29 May 07
She didn't actually ask for a reward, but it was definitely the feeling she gave my friends and I though. I might be wrong though, but I didn't know what else I could have done except thank her, which I did. Thanks!
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
28 May 07
what a strange reaction as I think you would never have given your daughter a large amount of money anyway to take to school, seems strange to me that she should react in such a way or maybe she was thinking about something else at the time and you have mistakenly thought it she was actually still thinking about your daughters purse....I am glad she found it again...
• Australia
29 May 07
You might be right, she may have been distracted. The only reason my daughter had money at school was because the school had the monks visiting and they were selling things like rings etc. She wanted to go buy something from them. She had about $10 in change. I am glad that she got it all back. Thanks!
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
28 May 07
That is a bit of a strange reaction. A teacher would know that they cannot accept any type of reward, that is totally against the rules. I am not sure what this individual would have been after. I am glad your daughter got her wallet back. cheers,
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• Australia
29 May 07
I am so glad that she got it back too, my friends and I thought the reaction was strange too. If it was just me that felt the teacher wanted something, I would have just thought that I took it wrong, but when my friends said they got the same feeling, I don't think I made a mistake. Thanks!
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
3 Jun 07
The teacher sounds a bit strange to me. I wonder if you didnt go there weather she would of given it back or asked the class about it. Luckily she got it back though. My kids have had money stolen out of their backs before at school and it makes me really cranky, and upsets them. Best wishes chook
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• Australia
4 Jun 07
I hope she would have done the right thing still, you can never be too sure though. I thought someone might have gone through her bag and taken it at first, I am glad that wasn't the case. Thanks!