Star was the first to receive a special award in assembly. She had a certificate for Engagement
My Little Boo had been having problems with another little girl in her class who was calling her names and constantly upsetting her. Boo rarely complains and has always loved school. She tries really hard at everything and has always charmed her teachers with her kindly manner and dedicated approach to her work. Then suddenly she doesn't want to go to school any more and becomes moody and snappy. She started refusing to eat her meals which may be because the other girl was calling her fat...she really isn't.
I talked with Boo and managed to get her to tell me the full story, then I asked her what she wanted me to do about it. She said she would like me to talk to the school, which of course I wanted to do, but I didn't want to upset her further if it wasn't what she wanted.
I talked to her teacher first and thought that if that didn't work then I would go to the head teacher. The nastiness continued for a while longer. Some don't like to call it bullying at that age, but if it's upsetting the child then something has to be done whether you call it bullying or peer grievance, it's practically the same thing anyway. I'd planned to call the school to arrange a meeting with the head teacher but it didn't come to that because all of a sudden things were sorted. The teacher had talked to both girls separately and together and they had managed to sort out their differences. The other girl has been much nicer since and has tried to explain to Boo why she behaved so badly. Now Boo is happy to go to school again and equilibrium is restored.
To top it off nicely, Boo also received a special award in assembly for Confidence.
Now, I just need to get the Little Man sorted, he's forever getting into trouble. He loses his temper really quickly and although he has never lashed out at another child he does lash out in other ways. He will get a certificate next week though, he's not had a single day off this term so he'll have his 100 per cent attendance award.
I guess two out of three aint bad!
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