Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wow - positive reinforcement

The kiddo came out of class yesterday busting with smiles. Usually he waits until we get home before he shows me his school work, but yesterday before he even reached where I was standing he had his backpack off his shoulders. He said he HAD to show me what was in it right then, no waiting.

I figured he had gotten a treat in class, or toy or something similar (sometimes when one of the kids has a birthday their parent puts together a little treat bag for everybody).

Nope, it was this:
Not only had he come up with a word that starts with B (the day before was "a" day and he drew a dog and cat because he didn't want to draw a boring apple; 5 year old logic, what can you do)... But he also spelled the words correctly (on his own) and drew a pretty amazing dancing banana. Now if we could just get him to figure out b's and d's we'd be golden!

BTW occasionally he'll come home with a "good" written on his paper, but this is his very first wow. He is really proud of it, he says the whole class laughed at his banana and thought it was great. I told him how amazing he was for following directions and coming up with such a fun idea, writing it down, and drawing it...

1 comment:

Lynsey, Nate, and Brynn said...

Nathen still has a problem with the lower case b and d... he gets them mixed up a lot. My sister (who teaches Pre-k) told me to try telling him that the little be looks like the big B with its top part off.. or its head chopped of (if you want to be morbid) lol...

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