Why Do Schools And Teachers Split Up Besties Each Year?

empty school hallwayWhen we dropped off our son for the first day of school this week, we quickly scanned the room for familiar faces from last year. There were a few, but absent was my son’s best friend.

It was going to be another year of starting all over. Meeting new people. Forging new bonds. Making new friends.

My friend’s youngest daughter had the worst day ever too.

“My 2nd daughter always gets screwed,” she tweeted. “NONE of her friends are in her grade 1 class. She was hysterical. Poor baby.”

So I asked one of the teachers at our “Meet the Teachers Night” about it.

Do the schools split up besties on purpose?

Of course they do.

The teacher admitted that parents petition the administration to get their kids to stay together through the years, but the staff is deaf to it.

They look at the skills of the new crop of teachers, the needs of the students, and they match them up accordingly.

Along with that comes some splitting up of best friends. While we sighed at the idea at first, you can’t argue with shaking your kid’s comfort zone a little and having them step out and learn how interact with different people.

Yes. At least they still have recess.

What happened in your classes this week? Did your kids get to say with their BFF?

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