Story: My daughter loved kindergarten. She loved her teacher and was excited to go to school each day. When she'd learn something new she felt proud of herself. Now she's in the first grade and her teacher is all about rules. She's gruff. She has a no-discussions policy regarding the breaking of her rules. The other day she accused my daughter of deliberately breaking the tips off her pencils. When my daughter told her she didn't mean to do it, her teacher said, "I don't like it when children lie to me." My daughter is left handed and tends to break pencil tips more due to the angle that she holds her pencil. My daughter cried for a half hour last night because her teacher called her a liar. Recently she has started asking if she can stay home from school. She used to have such positive feelings about it. It's very sad to me.
Question: I have requested that her teacher give me a call today so I can discuss this with her. How would you phrase all of this so as not to alienate her and to get her to work with me to make my daughter enjoy school again?