Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sometimes You Just Have To Laugh

Kian's teacher started filling out a chart for behavior during the day. The teacher colors in a square for the day which represents how the day went.

Green: Good behavior
Yellow: One warning
Orange: Second Warning
Red: Third Warning and note sent home

Each color is assigned a disciplinary action like time taken away from recess or having to choose a free time activity last.

Yesterday Kian received a green. I praised him and gave him a high five for doing such a good job.

Today, when we were talking about his day as we headed out to the car Kian randomly said. "I got a yellow today." I asked him what he did. He said, "I have no idea." (That is his response to most things these days.) I talked to him a little bit more about it asking more specific questions. His teacher wrote that he was not following directions.

The most I got out of him was that he got in trouble with another boy he told me he's friends with then he said that he had to sit out of recess for 5 minutes. That sounded very fair to me.

Tonight, when Jamie got home the first thing Kian says to him was, "I got a yellow today." So we went through the whole song and dance of what happened and received an answer of I don't know. I jumped in and said the name of the boy that Kian said he got in trouble with at the same time. And finally Kian came clean. With a grin on his face he said, "for burping"

I was glad i was not the one crouched in front of him talking with him because I started to laugh. I had to actually look away and pretend I was coughing! Poor Jamie had to stick it out.

Kian has this "fake" burping thing he does. We are trying to get him to stop and I am guessing he did this at school after he was asked stop. Kian did seem genuinely sorry that he got a yellow today. We told him that tomorrow is a new day and he starts over again. And hopefully it's done without any fake burps.

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