The third week of school just ended and Cameron has done pretty good... Well, compared to the first week-lol (keep reading)!!! In Cameron's class they have a green, yellow, red system for behavior. The goal is to stay on green and if you get to red then you have to go on time out. Cameron is a talker (go figure) and was having a hard time staying on green for a few days. We made a deal that if he gets 5 green days then he could buy lunch twice in a week. I thought this was a GREAT idea...unfortunately, he has not liked any of the school lunches so far--not even chicken and fry day. Some motivator??? New game plan, 10 green days...chocolate ice cream at 31 Flavors, mmmmm!
Everyday after school we talk about his day; what he liked best, what he learned, who he played with and of course the dreaded color of the day. Here is one of our conversations:
Mom: "Cameron how was school today?"
M: "Did you stay on green?"
C: "NO, I moved to red" (sad look on face)
M: "What happened?"
C: "I don't know"
M: "Cameron, come on you know what happened"
C: "I don't remember"
M: "I need you to remember...its important"
C: "I don't know...I'm not talking anymore" (he begins to get a little frustrated)
right in the middle of our conversation the phone rings and the caller ID reads FW school district. As I'm talking to the teacher you can tell Cameron figures out (you should of seen his face) who is on the phone and what they are telling me.
M: "Cameron did you punch someone today?"
C: "Yes, he kept touching me...I told him to stop but he would not listen!!!"
I love teachable moments...Cameron came home the next day and let me know they are now friends.
5 months ago