Not really mean, but she's very firm w/ the kids sometimes and it rubs me the wrong way.
The other morning somebody had a breakdown b/c he wanted to read a book to the class, but it wasn't his turn, so he started crying, laid down on the floor, etc. And, she was just like "well, its not your turn today, stop crying, it will be your turn ___" no one else is crying, etc. And, today, the same boy (or maybe another one) was having a fit b/c he threw his lunch box and coat on the floor and he wanted the teacher to help him clean it up/do it for him, but she wouldn't since he did it on purpose - and of course, then he had another fit. And, when I walked in, the other teacher came in at the same time and the first teacher very loudly explained to teacher #2 what the issue was and not to help him, etc.
I get where's she's coming from, and I know she needs to set limits w/ the kids to prepare them for school, but I wish she was a little more "soft" with the kids.
DD's main teacher is #2 teacher (who comes in a little later) so I'm glad for that.