Yesterday I spoke with the boys’ new teacher. She filled me in on academics and her discipline system. She informed me that B “reached blue” on the behavior ladder today and will miss part of recess tomorrow as a consequence.
Mom — B, your teacher told me you had a blue card in class today.
B — Yup.
Mom — Do you know why?
B — I can’t remember.
Mom — Miss Teacher said it was because you kept talking out of turn.
B — Oh, that’s right!
Mom — Miss Teacher said you won’t go to recess tomorrow.
B — “I don’t matter.” I don’t like recess anyway. It’s okay.