See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
There was a post in Mom Confessions, I think, where this mom was complaining that her child's teacher does this behavior report thing where they learn the level of the misbehavior for the day, but no information is given on what the misbehavior actually was. He had gotten in trouble a couple times at school according to their behavior reporting system and when she asked what the child had done, the teacher responded "He should be able to tell you". (My guess is that she just plain couldn't remember!). The kid couldn't tell her or wouldn't tell her and she was really frustrated. The thread got kinda heated and was pretty darn entertaining! lol
Well, I find the system at my kid's school frustrating too.
See, here's the thing: if I'm going to get a report on my kid's behavior, I think some specifics should be included so we can respond to it and correct it. Honestly I don't even understand the point in getting such a detailed behavior report. We get the color system that I have to sign every. single. day. My kid is well behaved so it's always on the good colors, but Jesus, why go to so much work and then not give the parents anything they can work with? Why tell me that my kid's behavior is "orange"? What am I supposed to do with "orange"? Ground them for orange? Teach them not to do "orange" again?
I say, screw this daily system. It's a huge waste of time. If my kid has ongoing behavior issues that I need to know about, send me an email and we'll talk about a plan for fixing it. Otherwise, deal with the minor things at school and keep me out of it.
Do you have a system like this? How do you feel about it?