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Poll: Confusing our parents and teachers

Have you ever called your teacher Mom or Dad? Have you ever called your mom or dad your teacher's name? If you have, we have, too!

So we were interested in how many other students made that same mistake.

Our group did a survey based on those two questions. We asked 86 fifth-graders the same questions. Here are our results:

Out of 86 students, 61 kids have called their teacher Mom or Dad, and 38 students have called their mom or dad their teacher's name. More often, teachers get called Mom or Dad than parents getting called their child's teacher's name. It is amazing how often teachers get called Mom or Dad.

In our opinion, the reason this happens is because teachers treat their students like family. They care for them and help them the same way their parents do.

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