my son is 6 and in kinder. they do a LOT of worksheets most days and somehow over the last 2-3 months he's gotten into the habit of at the top where his name goes writing "Blake I love my Mom" and occasionally little variations like "Blake I love my Mommy" and so on. I actually mentioned to his teacher how adorable I found it about 10 days or so ago and now today all his work sheets are fixed w/ bright red pen NO NO NO stop that. I understand she's trying to get him to obey, conform, etc..... but it worries me that it'll break his spirit. He and I spoke about it just now and he's agreed to conform and do as he's told but my conscience wants me to say something to her. Advise?Answer Question
Answer by Candi1024 at 3:50 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
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Answer by MaryMW at 3:58 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
When my daughter was 7 and in second grade she took it upon herself to invent a code, and she started writing her name in code on all of her papers. In our case I was able to explain to her that since Mrs. Smith didn't know the code she couldn't read her name.
In your case I think it would be a good idea to talk to your son again and ask him to write his name the normal way to keep his teacher happy. Maybe give him a cool notebook or maybe post-it notes where he can express himself in a non-school way. He sounds a bit like my daughter, and if that is the case his teacher isn't likely to break his spirit. He just needs some guidelines about when it's ok to be creative and when he really just needs to follow the rules. If he's sensitive he might appreciate that it really upsets his teacher when he does it, and maybe he could stop as a special gift to her. GL!
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