Posted by J.L. BOSTICK at 12:42 PM
Monday, August 30, 2010
Heaven help me this day is going so HORRIBLE. Georgia is being downright crazy with defiance with a parade of "No's" and "I can't do it's". She is trying to do anything, all she wants to do is color the worksheets instead of actually do what they say. Her behavior is just absolute insanity and I am at a loss. Such a loss I had to send her out of the classroom and down for an early nap. All I can figure is that she is tired. Does this ever happen to you and if so how do you deal with it? When we walked into the classroom this morning she was happy and ready to go but the second I started trying to get her to actually "work" our day just fell to pieces.
I am thinking I am going to stop asking her to "write". I know 3 years old is a little young for some children to write letters but she wanted to try the first few days but once she saw the effort required and started hearing her A's were not A's (I am thinking I am not supposed to LIE to her..lol) she started giving up. I don't want her to have a dislike for learning so I am thinking about just writing the A's for her on those worksheets until she is ready to take the reigns on her own because this is frustrating for all of us. She loves drawing and working on shapes. She even likes writing numbers , it is the letter that are bothering her, she will trace but do nothing but moan and hold the pencil over the lines when it comes to writing one outright. I end up spending half a lesson arguing her "I can't do it's" with "You can do it, do not say can't". It is taking away from Miriam learning time and is hurting her learning time.
I think I am going to make her a dry erase book out of photo album sheets. That way when she wants to practice she can have something readily available to do so while saving on printer ink and school supplies. Looks like it is CRAFT TIME!