you'll probably think I'm terribly inappropriate...
but my ds never fixes his mistakes! He will just scribble over stuff or x stuff out ot leave things all wrong and not care.
I recall back in kindergarten in PS, I went in and volunteered and the teacher would break all the erasers off of the pencils because she felt that kids didn't make "mistakes" and they didn't need to be concerened about perfect papers or spelling, etc. at their ages. Ok, I kinda get the idea... but ds was a kid who wanted to fix it if it was sloppy or wrong and got really frustrated and would crumple up his papers and throw them out. Of course, we then proceeded to have multiple conference with the teacher about his outbursts! Hmm, maybe some kids *want* an eraser???
Fast forward to messy letters, misspelled words, trying to teach cursive, making numbers line up in math, going back and putting in caps and periods, etc. And I've been spending tons of time making him fix stuff. I sit here with the eraser and have to erase behind him and make him fix it!
so, I remembered this old SNL skit and had him watch it. He thought it was hillarious!!