It wasn't long before his behavior chart went from green, to yellow, to orange, to blue, to the dreaded RED.
My mild-mannered co-teacher got out her red pen and wrote his father a note with exclamation points! Serious trouble indeed.
On Friday, we got a note back from dad that simply said: "He's just being a kid." [Hold on a minute while I catch my breath in the face of such overwhelming parent support....]
In addition, he sent a strip of paper to school with Doug. It had two words written in green marker:
He told Doug to put the paper inside his desk, that way it would help remind him to have good behavior.
OOOOOOOOOHHHH!!!! YOU MEAN THAT'S ALL WE HAD TO DO? A SLIP OF PAPER IS ALL HE NEEDS TO CURE HIS BEHAVIOR?!?! WHY DIDN'T WE THINK OF THAT?
My co-teacher and I looked at each other and wondered whether we should laugh or cry.....