Each school day, Brooks’ teacher tracks behavior points for her class. There is an app/webpage you can log into to see how your kid is doing throughout the day:
It’s great because I can ask Brooks specifics about his day and have a general idea of how he’s doing.
Lately, he’s been doing great at earning those green, positive points for listening, following directions, being a Bucket Filler (caught doing something good), etc. Brooks is our “more spirited” and social child, so there have been weeks where there were a bunch of “calling out” or “not listening” -1 points.
95% of the time, the points are allocated in 1-point increments, but sometimes she’ll give a 5-point bonus. I asked Brooks what these were for and he said it can be super good behavior or solving a challenging math problem.
One day, he came home with a +5 bonus point. I asked what great thing he did to earn those bonus points.
“At snack time, someone threw their strawberry stems on the floor near the trash, but not in the trash. Mrs. S asked for whoever ate strawberries to pick it up, but none of the kids went and picked it up, so I did.”
“Wow, Brooks, that was awesome you did something so nice.”
Then as I was tucking him in to bed an hour later I asked, “What points are you going to work on for tomorrow? Good listening? Walking quietly in the hallway?”
“No, I think I’m just going to wait until someone throws their garbage outside of the trashcan and I’ll go pick it up for an easy 5 points!” 😉 🙂
This boy. I love him.