Sunday, October 24

Classroom Rules

Last week, after Jaimie's I Can Read class, her teacher came up to us and told us that Jaimie, although she was very bright and responsive in class, had not been able to sit down on her chair for a long time. Her teacher also commented that Jaimie was disruptive in class. She was either singing to herself or disturbing her classmates with the stuff toy she brought with her. She would also feel insecure and cried for us if the teacher corrected her behaviour.

Being a teacher myself, I always need to give feedback and comments to my students' parents. This was the first time I receive "negative" feedback about Jaimie. I must confess that it didn't feel good but I was very grateful for such frank comments. I must also admit that I was very embarrassed when I received the feedback. However, I suppressed my urge to scold Jaimie. Both Clement and I talked to her about rules and regulations in a classroom. I cut down on my internet time *guilty guilty* and spent 45mins sitting her down to get her to do activity sheets with me every night last week.

After her class today, I waited for her teacher to ask her if Jaimie had improved in her behaviour in class. Her teacher gave Jaimie a thumb's up and said that she was behaving SO MUCH better than last week. She was not walking around the classroom AS MUCH, and she was not disruptive. For the first time, she did not cry in class and she did not asked for daddy and mommy. Her teacher commented that she was behaving like a "big girl".

Jaimie and I were both very pleased to hear that. I thanked the teacher and bought Jaimie her favourite lunch (McDonald's, what else!) to reward her for obeying the classroom rules. I told her again and again I was so proud of her for being a good student in class and she had shown improvement. Jaimie was beaming happily too. I messaged Clement, who is out of town for a week, about the teacher's comments and he was so proud of the little girl too.

Well done, Jaimie!

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Joyce Long said...

well that is fast. bravo!!..yah!!!..for cherrlyn will ask why must have rules lor. +_+

btw just to share reward with stickers..paste them in stickers album maybe another way for yr consideration..

Anonymous said...

do u mean sitting down to do activity books is the way to train her to focus?

i do not hv much time for such activities with my child too. but if it works, i really hope to give it a try too.

stardust said...

wow 45 mins every night is commendable. Vince only does his workbook during weekend.

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*大拇指*

BS said...

I must agree girls tend to be more disciplined than boys, at least it's the case in my household.
while I feel it's a little too early for my 3 year-old to start, could see she could be more disciplined, at least she would "remind" her brother whenever I nagged at the boy, haha...

Stardust -my boy only started to do his worksheets for at least 30mins at home in P1 :p

sw wong said...

Well done Jaimie AND Mama!! *2 thumbs up*

Angie said...

I need to train her to get used to sitting down on her chair for at least 45mins (since the ICR lsn is 90mins) and be focused and engaged. Jaimie is very active but she is also keen to learn. it was my bad for not getting her used to sitting down on her chair for a longer period of time....heh heh heh.

Anonymous said...

wow she sounds like my daughter hehe