I talked to my DD again last night about this teacher thing. She said the jewelry was made by her teachers friend and she was selling it for her. I told her I will NOT be giving her money for anything else her teacher or her friend is selling. My brutally honest child says "that's fine with me, I thought they were kinda ugly anyway!" I asked her why on earth she bought them and she said it was b/c she thought I would like them since we like totally different things! (They were a Christmas present, BTW. They weren't that bad, really. Just not my style either, I just didn't tell her that!)
Here's what I've decided to do. I know the principal is aware she tried to charge me for tutoring she now says she doesn't need. My DD said someone came in and asked the whole class if there was anyone who would like to stay for tutoring. Four kids raised their hands.
So at least I know they are getting some help now. For now, I'm just going to watch how things go. I don't want to "stir the pot" b/c my DD is stuck in that class for 4 more months. I will, however, be dropping by on the days I volunteer since now I know when her prep period is. I'm already there, so I might as well check on things and take a look at any "filed" papers, right?
I know now to watch this teacher when my son has her (if she's still there). I know he will at some point, there are only three 4th grade teachers and each student has all of them at some point during the day for different subjects. I just hope she isn't his homeroom teacher.