im after some advice, from teachers especially.
My son is in year 2. He came home today upset and confused about missing out on the entire duration of lunch, because in his class, if you are a reading group leqder (i assume u get picked to be this on a weekly basis) you are allowed to put other classmates name on the board. If your name goes on the board, you miss out on play at lunch time.
A bit of background info. My son has autism, a part of his quirks are his obsessive need to follow rules. Now im not going to say that my son is perfect. But i know that he does what he is told, and doesnt bother anyone in the classroom. This has been witnessed by me, and his two teachers and aide last year and this year also agreeing.
So today, my son was confused as to why his name was on the board. He approached the teacher, and said why do i miss out on playing at lunch? She said "your name was on the board" he said but i dont understand why. She would not give any further explaination. Next my spn approached his classmate who is the one who put his name on the board. Her response was "i did't feel like beng truthful today' and stuck her tongue out at him.
Am i the only one who thinks this method of discipline is CRAZY? Kids can be flat out jerks. Obviously at this age, incredibly immature. Why are they allowed to take away another childs playtime? And why couldnt the teacher explain to my son why he was missing out? Does she not even know the reason? Why put trust in another child but not my child?
Ds is quite upset because he says he honestly didnt do anything?