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I've messed up my first 3 weeks of school. :( Thanks for the advice, will put it into practice this week.
I have read somewhere that your words and your body language have to agree for kids and dogs to listen to you. Try neutral eye contact, slow head shaking, and saying No, firmly but calmly. I have found it works on DH's crazy drunk squash teambuddies too.
My mom is a kindergarten teacher and she says that you have to start very strict while they are still fresh, relax it only after two days, before you become friends. She says that they actually want discipline and when they act up, it is because they crave more structure.
Never yell, and never cry, it is very hard to come back from that.
Hang on to your sense of humour and sense of enjoying the little horrors..there is a lot to enjoy.
She says to be very strict with the bully, but to love him to bits, they melt when they get love.
This is not my knowledge, it is my mom's..hope it works
Lots of best wishes and blessings.
My kids went to a wonderful "farm" school and they started every morning with silent reading and a discussion on what was interesting that they read. Each child could choose their own reading literature, so even if it was comic books...you could have heard a pin drop...No yelling, no performing from kids or teacher. It was a wonderful system. I can highly recommend trying that.
I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.
Hi, my son is in grade 2 at grey college, Bloemfontein. Their teacher keeps them in line by doing the following :
1)Incentives are given to the row that is most obedient during the week every Friday.
2)Making them stay in at lunch break
3)This Is the most extreme when they really have not been listening and step 1 & 2 have been put to practice already, then she writes us a red letter in the homework diary.
Most children are afraid of being reported to their parents for bad behavior at school. I know mine is. You can try and see what happens.
Good luck Odendaal
Edited by: NANDIROSE at: 5/1/2010 (05:53)
Yelp. Is there anyone in here that could help me with teaching grade twos. I've been put in the middle of the ocean and told to swim. I have no idea how to keep the class quite and have been struggling with them for the last 3 weeks. I have no teachers guide with the 3 subjects that I have t teach so I don't know if I am doing the right thing.
Would appreciate it if someone could help. Cell no is 082 423 3198 for SMS or phone. No "please call me" Thanks. Antoinette.