Today is one of those days you dread as a parent. After having received only stickers and smiley faces on his behavior folder for over 6 weeks, N came home with not one, but two "reminders" on his folder. I know most kids are going to have behavior issues from time to time. But, the two that were in his folder were depressing for me...
#1 - N was choking a student at the lunchtable
#2 - N grabbed a child by the shirt and threw him down at recess
UGH - if it was simply, N was talking while the teacher was talking or N wasn't paying attention, I wouldn't have been happy, but I wouldn't have worried about him harming someone else. Lance told me not to worry about these, that kids all have bad days and I agree, but.... I just want N to be a nice kid; not a bully....I want him to love his friends and treat them well...So, last night, N wrote a letter of apology to his teacher and to the two students who he mistreated. I hope today will be a better day for him and he can remember to love others.
L also had a rough day at school. She was bitten by a little boy who bites her about once a week - it's almost always over a book. L is very strong-willed and especially when it comes to her books - she is a book-lover and usually has 10-15 in bed with her everynight. L also decided to scream at the top of her lungs several times yesterday to her teacher. The note on L's paper said, "Please talk to L about her screaming. It hurt her teacher's ears." Now, you have to understand, L's teacher is the sweetest little lady, Ms. Afsana, who is not from the United States - she has learned English as an adult. She loves L, but I'm sure she had quite a headache yesterday.
So, after the kids were in bed last night, I had a little cry about my kids. I so want the best for them. Today will be better!