Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Tattle Tale

Eli sees two colors, black and white.  If you aren't right you are most definitely wrong. So at school this has become a bit of an issue.  He has a strong tendency to tattle on other kids who aren't doing the right thing, because it is "impossible for even a good teacher to see everything everyone is doing." So he has offered his assistance to his teachers in watching out for bad behavior.  Super.
His teacher has kept me in the loop and we have tried to be on the same page in reminding Eli that unless someone is hurt, bleeding, or crying it is not his job to tell the teacher about other kids.  His one, sole responsibility right now is to learn.  Last week his teacher told me that he came marching across the gym to her and she could just tell he was going to tattle on someone.  Before he could even make it over to her she said told him to stop right there, that she didn't want to hear anything unless it was about him.  She said his jaw just dropped and he froze for about 10 seconds and then gave a big ole smile and said, "I love you Ms. Ward" gave her a hug, and ran away.  Quick thinker.

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