This blog, is a place to record the good and the bad.
So here we go, some not so good news, starting here with the email received from Tuck’s teacher:
Just so you have a heads up. Tucker wrote his name on a chair in crayon this week. So, as a consequence we had a talk, and then I made him clean all the chairs in my classroom during his recesses. He has been a trooper, however, he has told me that he saw other kids in the class do it as well. I don’t have any other evidence on the chairs like I did have evidence for Tucker, so Tucker is the one cleaning the chairs. I don’t think any consequences need to happen at home I just wanted to let you know what was going on.
First, let me state, we are grateful for his Teacher, with out proper structure and classroom setting, Tucker knows what he can get away with! She is great at communication with us and great at providing a perfect consequence she provided for him.
Later as we discussed with her, this ‘situation’, she joked with us, that Tucker was one of the smartest kids in the class, but apparently not smart enough to think about the consequences of ‘graffitting’ his own name on the chairs. Ha! It gave us a bit of a laugh.
Also, it must be noted that Tucker is doing great in third grade. He is a voracious reader still, and is going to be a on the ‘all star team’ for the schools ‘battle of the books’. He is still as speedy as ever at getting his work done, and is working on slowing down to really read what he is doing, and not be in such a rush to move to the next thing (which for his free activity, he can usually be found doing ‘free reading’ of his favorite series the boxcar children). He is a stellar author, and we love to see the ‘works’ he brings home, although he claims to hate social studies, but loves to learn the facts and vocabulary that go along with it.
It is going to be fun to continue to watch him grow in his educational experiences!
And on another note, this boy saved all his birthday money and worked hard to earn extra money to buy this new game:
Skylanders. When he sets him mind to something, he works hard to get to it!
Love you Tuck!