Jessica - posted on 02/15/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )
My 7 yr old has a habit of taking empty kleenex boxes and filling them with scraps of paper, making little nests and placing them in her desk. She does one at time and then brings it home and I tell her to put it in the burn bin (we burn paper recyclables).
I found out today that she has been getting these empty Kleenex boxes at school out of the classroom recycle bin and other kids are calling her a dumpster diver. She also sits during class and puts her hands in her desk, cutting up bits of paper for these nests.
Her teacher was told to not allow her to retrieve these boxes anymore. And to check on her to make sure she wasn't cutting paper at inappropriate times.
She has friends and does well socially and academically, with the occassional "you're not my friend anymore drama".
What are you thoughts? Should I be concerned?