Re: 5 year old bullieing
Is she your first child? Last child? Did she attend preschool? Has she been around other children before this for extended periods of time? Is this the first time she's been away from you for extended periods of time?
The teacher is correct in that the first few weeks (I think more like a couple months) are a huge adjustment for even the most socialized kids.
Keep in mind, some 5 year olds, are simply not ready for Kinder and there's nothing wrong with that at all.
Perhaps she honestly doesn't know the "rules" or expected behavior in Kinder. It may help to tell her and even write them down on a paper together (I know she can't read/write yet so you'll do the actual writing/reading) and post in her room and you can talk about them each morning before she leaves. Also, be extremely calm and consistent with applying the same rules at home. Example - no hitting you, or any other family member, no talking disrespectfully, hands to yourselves other than to help or hug, sitting still and in the same chair/place throughout an entire mealtime or story time, no interrupting
We also do this during our family dinner time. We have "favorite things". Each person tells us their favorite thing of the day. They are not allowed to pass and it cannot be negative and must be specific to that very day only, even if it ends up as "I thought my breakfast was fantastic". We also have a "bad favorite thing" for anyone that needs to vent about something. Maybe this will help her to open up about her feelings and all the new things going on in her life.
All of a sudden, she's not the center of her world, that's a big pill to swallow for a little girl.