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Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by NewTeacher05, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. NewTeacher05

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    Hello,
    I am a first year K teacher. My class is very needy and attention seeking and have a sibling like relationship with each other (love to talk and be friends, but constantly tattling and pushing, kicking, etc. because "they did it to me 1st"). We do a color behavior chart, and if I ask students to clip down I get attitude tantrums (throwing themselves on the floor) or a 20 min crying session from half of them. I've given candy for positive behavior but I have like 4 or 5 that will pout and cry because they did not get candy and it still does not motivate most of them to change. I email parents and tell them exactly whats going on and I get "We are working with them at home." and nothing changes.

    I have 1 student that will be the last kid in line to line up for recess and then GO BACK to the playground and go play until I make the rest of my class start to walk inside and he sees he is about to get in trouble (he always does get in trouble for this). I have told his mom this several times and all she says is "I will look over your notes and get back to you."

    I have a couple that whine and say they do not want to do certain assignments, when they tattle on one person, the other person always chimes in with "no I didn't...." I will tell the other person to stop I am not speaking to them right now, but they disrespect me and continue "no, I didn't do anything...." until I threaten with a consequence. The same goes for if I say they are doing something behaviorally wrong they will tell me "No I didn't....."


    The only thing they respond to is me threatening their recess time, going to another class room, etc. I don't want to threaten all day long....please help!
     
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  3. mrachelle87

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    Nov 21, 2013

    I am not sure what you expect the parent to do about the recess situation. Instead of getting upset, start giving him a few minutes warning that it is almost time to go in. I had one a few years ago that I would tell him five minutes before the bell to start my line. He would run and get in place and start yelling for classmates. Being the one in front was a reward that got rid of the problem.

    As a parent, I can't do much for what happens at school. I also don't believe in bribes. I am a strict teacher, but I don't really know what makes my students mind me. It is funny parents and other parents think I am mean, but the most mischievous children hunt me out each day for a hug. They will act better for me than others. I do know that I am consistent. IF you get in trouble for it today, you will get in trouble for it tomorrow.
     
  4. sevenplus

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    Nov 22, 2013

    Rehearse and model appropriate behavior/responses through role-play.

    As for the complaining about doing assignments, I always told my students that no one is allowed to complain about learning.

    However, do make sure that your activities are fun and developmentally appropriate.
     
  5. gpsysngbrd

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    Nov 29, 2013

    The ones that give you attitude about moving their clip. Give them a choice - either you do it and move it down one spot or I do it and move it down two spots.
     

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