Ryan came home last week on "Yellow" on his behavior chart with this handwritten note from his teacher:
"He was calling another classmate 'potty' names."
I immediately run through all the possibilities of what 'potty' names could be. Ryan denies each option and conveniently can NOT remember ANY details of this event....
That is, until I sent him to his room to think about it.
After his think time was over, I asked him again what 'potty' name he called a little boy in his class.
His answer: Toilet
Secretly relieved that it wasn't something worse, but still upset with him,
my response: Really!?! Ryan, why would you ever call someone a toilet?
Fast forward to this week...
I had to email Ryan's teacher about another left behind/lost sweatshirt - we're going on 3 now and it's only October! - and I happened to mention Ryan's confession. Out of curiousity, I asked her if what he told us was true.
Lo and behold, it was not. I know, you're shocked!
She wrote "he called John a poopyhead or something to that effect."
I guess I should look on the bright side....
he understands synonyms.
Every reading teacher's dream...lucky me.