Wednesday, November 30, 2005
kindergarten conflict resolution
So when you were young, how did you deal with conflict or stress?
Most kids usually fall into certain categories: you got your kids who cry (like the kid i mentioned before); you got your kids who hit/fight; you got your kids who talk back/insult (which is what I'd always do being the young smart-ass I was); etc. Yesterday though, I witnessed a new method of kindergarten conflict resolution:
Yep, the kid was in an argument with another kid and he just straight up turned around, bent over, and dropped his pants. What made the situation even more bizarre was that it happened in the middle of recess, outside in the cold (it is winter time after all here in Seattle). I can laugh about it now, but at the time, I think I was more shocked than anything. After another teacher ran over and made him pull up his pants, he was taken to the principal's office. Apparently, this isn't the first time that he's busted out the twin cheeks to show defiance.
Oh man, what are people teaching their kids nowadays anyway?
I guess as a student teacher, I really have seen just about everything... literally.
The weather forecast keeps prophesizing doom and gloom, saying it's going to snow. Well, the spirits of snowfall may be hovering over the waters, but I'm not so convinced. One thing's for certain, though... my commute is still going to suck.
The only thing that gets me through the about 50 minute morning drive is a few minutes of NPR and a lot of music from the GarPOD. Recently a song I've been humming alot: a cover by Frankie J. of the classic song, "More Than Words" that G-Sak gave me the heads up on...
saying I love you
is not the words I want to hear from you
it's not that I want you
not to say, but if you only knew
how easy it would be to show me how you feel
more than words
is all you have to do to make it real
Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me
'casue I'd already know...
How true it is. You can download a taste right here (right click + save as).
nix what i said the other day. i was shopping this afternoon, and there was this screaming toddler there. screaming out of anger and defiance types of screams. the mother sternly talked to him in a very soft voice. after a good 10 mins screaming on and off, she wound up leaving for the restroom with screaming kid still audible from the toilet.
i'm glad she did do something other than ignore him (seen that in my local supermarket).
heh- you're such an old fogey, haha.
angela- mmm, bratty kids suck in any country. i avoid those wagamama types like the plague!
crazy kids these days...back in the day we would use slaps/pushes instead of psychological warfare on the playground.Post a Comment
what has america succumb to?!!