Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fail...times two.

I have a 5 year old student who is a major behavior problem.
Not just disruptive, but violent as well.
Like...jabbing-other-students-in-the-ear-with-scissors violent.
We use a school-wide card chart system, in which students change their colored card based on their behavior.
It was decided that the card chart wasn't working for this student.
It was suggested to me that I try using a sticker chart to reward him for positive behavior, instead of scolding him for negative behavior.
I was skeptical, but said ok.

The moment I knew the sticker chart failed?
When he ripped it up and threw it in the trash.

Ok. Deep breaths. So I went back to my administrators with the evidence that I'd dug out of the trash. It was then suggested that instead of a sticker chart, I use Silly Bandz.
He would get a set amount of Silly Bandz at the beginning of the day. I would take one away when he misbehaved, and I would give him one when he did something good.
I was 99.9% sure this would not work out well.
Something (instinct maybe?) told me that a 5 year old boy and Silly Bandz might not be a good match.
But again...since it was suggested, I said ok.

The moment I knew the Silly Bandz failed?
This morning when I caught him shooting them at other students across the room.
Fail. Again. recap.
I have a violence/behavior problem in my room.
I've tried 2 different behavior plans in the last 5 days.
I'm out $10.00 for the supplies I've have to purchase.
I'm also about out of patience.
And its only Wednesday :)