So my boys started Prep this year and it has become apparent that in their class there are quite a few ‘silly’ and ‘rough’ boys. The teacher has her hands full to the point that I worry her attention is taking up too much by disciplining and therefore the ‘good’ kids get overlooked. At the risk of sounding completely petty, a boy who has been trouble a lot (including an incident where he punched my son in the gut) had one good day by not getting involved with other kids in his class getting in trouble and then received a Certificate for ‘getting along’. Meanwhile my son who has been good all year and always gets along with everyone is still sitting patiently every Monday at assembly waiting for his certificate! I just feel really bad for him, (especially as his twin brother has already received one). It must be confusing to see the boy who gets in trouble all the time get a certificate, he must be thinking ‘what do I have to do!’. Instead he just says in a sad voice, ‘I didn’t get a certificate mum’, or ‘I wish assembly was everyday’ or ‘I can’t wait to get a certificate’. I just encourage him to keep being fantastic and try his best and not to worry. It still breaks my heart seeing his disappointment and confusion.
Posted by fiveinthehive, 28th May 2013