"G" joined our class when we returned from Winter Break about a month ago. He's very sweet, very bright, and I really enjoy talking with him. However, G can be a bit naughty at times. I'm sure a lot of it stems from being new and still testing the waters in his new room. Each morning, he and I have a little motivational chat to start the day. This morning was no exception. We talked on the walk from the playground to the room. I reminded him that yesterday was a good day, and he verbalized the positive behaviors he exhibited.
Me: I've seen you make strong choices, so I know you can do it.
G: I don't know about today though.
Me: Oh? Why not?
G: I might be feeling a little hyper today. That vanilla bean coffee I had from Starbucks hasn't worn off yet.
Me: I don't think Starbuck's coffee is made for 2nd graders. (I have to be honest that I was so taken back, I can't remember my exact words, but it was something like that.)
G: I know, but it's so good.
You're preaching to the choir "G"!
It also took every fiber of my being not to go wring the neck of the parent who went to Starbucks and bought her 7-year-old a FREAKING COFFEE!
6 hours ago