1st grader + detention + trying to hide it = Upset Parents
I have 5 kids (4 school aged). Today was their first day back to school. Normally every day when the kids get home from school I tell them to empty all the papers out of their back packs and lay them on the table so I can look at them. Then normally on Fridays I will check to make sure there is nothing left in there. Well their last day of school before Christmas break was the 19th. I had them do the same thing that evening (put papers on table/checked their bags) before they left w/ my DH on a vacay. I then put their back packs up so they were out of the way for the holidays.
Will this morning after the kids were out to school I seen a yellow piece of paper crumpled up next to the trash can. So I picked it up and looked at it. It was dated 12-11-12 and it was from the principal. It said that my 1st grader had been being very disruptive in class and had been wrestling on the lunchroom floor and was going to have to do an after school detention either 12-13-12 or 1-3-13. I was shocked when I seen this because I personally went through his back pack and that wasn't in there. So the only thing I can think of is he hide it and threw it away the first chance he could when he thought about it again. I'm not even sure what to say to him besides he is grounded when he gets home from school. I haven't had to deal w/ detention yet w/ any of our other kids (Kindergartner, 2nd grader, 5th grader) so I'm not even sure what the punishment would be for that along with him trying to hide it from us. My DH is just as upset as I am and it at a loss for how to handle it too.
Any advice as to how you would handle it?
*Wife To Brian 12-08-06*
*Mommy To 5 Crazy Rambunctious Silly Kids, 3 bio: 2 additioins*
*Jasmine 09-18-02* *Brianna 06-19-05* *Angelique 10-30-06*
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