This is the side of school I hate!
We are 5 days into school and already I'm fed up with the new rewards system they seem to be using across the school this year.
First we have "stamps", if the children are spotted being good they get a tick (written as far as I can tell on the board for all to see). If they get three ticks in a day they get a stamp. 10 Stamps and you go and see the head.
OK it's nice to involve the head in a good way as well as kids being sent there when they are not behaving. However the three ticks must be earned in a day, the board is wiped clean at the end and of course the kids sitting quietly and getting on with things don't get noticed/get ticks while other children are getting a tick for sitting up straight.
DD (7) is already pretty fed up that sitting quietly and getting with her work is not being noticed
Then we have the marble jar. If the whole class is good they get a marble in the jar, 20 marbles and they get a treat. I have no idea at this stage what the treats are.
However DD has come home from school quite upset about an incident in the playground where she got pushed over and banged her head on a wall but did not want to tell the teacher as then the class wouldn't get their marble. She felt if she told people would not like her. Argghhh.
I will be having a word about the playground thing on Monday, the incident itself was nothing much but I really want her to be able to tell her teacher when there is an issue. We worked so hard on that last year and I thought we were making progress.