An S means “super day”. It is asking a lot for a 2nd grader to have a “super day” everyday. Please remember that a U means “oops, I made a mistake.” A U is meant to act as a“gate check” so children can make a change in their behavior and get back on track. It is a warning. If poor behavior continues after that warning, then there is more reason to be concerned. Moreover, you may even see some P and E as they “test” the boundary of the expectations.
So during these first weeks of school spend time talking with your child about their behavior.
~Look at their folder each night and sign it at the end of the week.
~Talk with them about their behavior.
~Make your expectations clear. “They are in school to learn and you expect them to be responsible for
their own behavior and to do their best.”
~Let them know that they will be held accountable for their behavior. Other students may make
bad choices, but ultimately they choose to participate in it. Other children don’t make them mess around or talk/listen to them.
~Reinforce good behavior with rewards and establish reasonable consequences for poor behavior.
In the end, a clear and consistent message from you and me will make the best impact on your child’s behavior and attitude about school. Thank you for your continued support and partnership!