Jennifer - posted on 09/04/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 6 year old son Dylan just started kindergarten this year on August 12, our school has full day kindergarten. At the school they use bears as discipline....they get a warning, then flip over a sign, if they still don't do what they are told they must mark off a bear. Each child gets 5 bears for 1 week and if you get 5 marked off you go to the office to talk to the vice-principal or principal. Well last week I got a paper to sign b/c he had 3 bears marked....we had a talk and we kept going over what behavior was acceptable and what wasn't.....he did great all this week...only one bear marked off Monday, but even his teacher told me how good he was doing all week until today.....I talked to her first b/c when the child gets 4 bears the teacher calls the parent, then the parent talks to the child. It was only about an hour later and here I get the call from the vice-principal....now he is getting lunch/recess detention starting next week, which I agree with. My husband and I will be taking away a lot of privelages including TV and his bike and ride-ons that he loves playing with. I guess what I am asking is if anyone else has went through this. Dylan is our only child and is a very smart boy, does anyone have any advice on how to get the rules through to him.....PLEASE HELP.....thank you so much!!!