I will put on my flame suit and say
I am fine with it ................
I, peronally, would do a sticker, or a coupon for an extra book / choice of book at story time (but that would be tough in a class where, assumabley most are getting the treat) or something like that .... not a candy ......
But I am ok with the reward thing.
I agree good habits state young and I also accept that internal motivation for things (getting chorse or homework done, cleaning up toys) is a long time in coming and has to be taught SOME WAY.
I also understand that what a teacher can do with a room full of kids is a lot differnt that what a mom can do with one or two or even 6 or 7 at home in an AP enviorments.
I know my DN's teacher was useing candy that way and Sis bought here a bunch of little toys from Orential Express .... the kids were earning a treat at the end of the week, one a week, and sis got her tons of bouncy balls and little things like that, and the teacher awarded them on Friday afternoon ....... so that she would not use food / candy ........
One one level i agree with sis -- food is a nuteral in our family, it is there, and it is not based on good or bad ..... though treats can be earned by the family as a whole
......................so sis helped the teacher find an alternative ......
the idea of a small treat once a week for remembering their homeowork folder ................ i am ok with that (I would rather the treat not be candy).
I am wearing my flame suit as i know few, if any, will agree with me