One of the biggest hurdles we have to behavior is accepting responsibility for ourselves. A lot of children blame others when they find they are in trouble. There are many children who are making poor choices. The behaviors range from actually touching others to actively listening to others when you should be doing your work. All these behaviors and finger pointing take the focus off teaching and learning.
Many children would probably benefit from sitting completely alone or isolated from their peers. Unfortunately there are just not enough spaces in the room to accommodate this need. I move around the room and use proximity as much as possible, but there are times when I must be with groups of students. It is at these times when children have the most difficulty.
I appreciate the support of many parents. It makes a world of difference when we deal with these problems at school. I hope I can count on your continued support as you talk with your child about their role in the problems our class experienced today. Together we can help them find success.