Grades

    Re: Disrespectful Behaviors
    Steve

    I don't want to be disrespectful, or make it sound easy, but
    teach them how to behave. "Oh-oh, I just saw someone
    rolling their eyes at me. That is being disrespectful, and we
    are not going to roll our eyes in our classroom. The next
    time I see someone rolling their eyes at me, we are missing 3
    minutes of recess.
    Wow! I just heard someone say 'no.' Yes we are going to our
    seats to practice our printing. And the person who said 'no'
    (and I know who it was) is going to miss the first 5 minutes
    of center time. I am the teacher and i plan lots of fun things
    for our class, but there is some hard work that's not quite as
    much fun, but we still have to do it. It is not OK to say 'no',
    you go it?

    On 9/27/14, Becky wrote:
    > Just wondering if any of you have noticed a change in
    > your students overall this year (or even the past couple
    > years) in regards to disrespect. I have a class full of
    > 5 year-olds who think they are 15. They groan and roll
    > their eyes at me, they tell me no, they are demanding. I
    > am wondering if it is a fluke or if it is a sign of the
    > times? I'm afraid it is a sign of the times, and it is
    > really sad when you have a class full of young children
    > who should enjoy singing, being silly, reading picture
    > books, and learning! It is making for a not very fun
    > year! Any tips or ideas would be great!