Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Go Ahead and Laugh

As if a phone call on Monday wasn't enough, here is the email I received today ....

I am going to add "keeping hands to self" to your son's (school policy will not let me use your son's name in email due to privacy laws) behavior chart.

I talked to the whole class this morning about being a good friend and not poking or touching our friends. I also told them if someone is poking or touching them, that they need to use words, and ask them to stop. If that doesn't work then they need to tell me, but not to poke back. I also said we Do Not start any poking or touching others in line or at our seats.

I saw him trying to kiss another boy on the cheek today. I asked him nicely to stop and said that sometimes our parents kiss us goodnight on the cheek but that we do not do that at school. As I turned around he did it again, then still again after that. I am sorry to say he was on "red" today. Yesterday he seemed happier at school and I kept praising him every chance I had. Hopefully, tomorrow will be another good day.
Ms. Woods

Go ahead, you can laugh. I'd be laughing too, if it wasn't MY KID!! Anyone know of a good military school?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Technically he wasn't poking anyone or even touching them "with his hands"! He is a smart boy to work around those rules! I hope his teacher can find a way to keep him interested, even though he is bored. I can't say exactly what my son's teacher did, or even if he just matured a little, but things got better. Hang in there.

Hope
Raleigh, NC

Pat Killen said...

Ann,
Thanks for the laugh this morning. I needed it!
It will get better...
Pat

Anonymous said...

"I asked him nicely to stop."

Has any child ever stopped doing something when asked "nicely"?

julie w said...

He'll go far! hehe

Love Juliexxx

Anonymous said...

I feel for you because I know that is going to be my life with Christopher in a couple years.

Don't stress too much. I've never been told not to put a child's name in an email to a parent. It isn't like someone couldn't figure out it was Eric since the email is addressed to you.

Hugs, Sandra

kristy said...

Oh, my! It just keeps getting funnier. It's a good thing he's your youngest:) He does sound adorable in spite of his tendency to be in the red...

Anonymous said...

Oh Ann...........I'm sorry.....I can't stop laughing. :)

Anne

Kari said...

I LOVE HIM! He's my new most favorite kid that isn't mine!

Just so you know, I got kicked out of Kindergarten. TWICE. And it all worked out in the end...

Hang in there. Eventually, he'll learn how to break the rules...and not get caught. THEN you'll REALLY be in trouble!

--Kar

Sarah said...

You know Ann, it's just so sad that so many schools are starting these "no touching" policies. I can understand that there should be no poking, but it is a normal kindergarten behavior. I also think it's sad that kids aren't allowed to show their friends compassion by putting their arm around them or holding their hand. Though I am sure Eric was testing the teacher, I think it shows great parenting that he feels comfortable being affectionate with his friends. I agree that he probably just isn't being challenged. Hopefully the teacher can keep him busy. Tell his teacher that if he's got too much time on his hands, then maybe she should be putting him in a chess tournament vs. the computer! Hugs! It will get easier. The beginning of the year is always hard when the teachers are trying to mold the kids to their way of thinking.....
~Sarah~

Anonymous said...

hee hee :)
When Abby first started school, I got those phone calls as well about her behaviour.

Good luck.

I like spirited kids. Especially when I don't have to parent them.

Tess

Melisande said...

Yes, I would say that kissing isn't technically touching. And, yes....you do have you're hands full!!

:) (hugs)

Cindy said...

You've got some super kids there Ann, they are all unique in there own way. And that Eric, got to love him. :-)

I think at a kindergarten level, learning to behave and socialize is every bit as important as the academics, even more important, if you ask me. So I wouldn't rush to move him to a gifted program. After all, most people in this world are not gifted.