12/3/10

Cramming (Part 1)

This is a story of one of our Gracepoint children, who is in 1st grade.  Her father goes to a Parent-Teacher conference.  Knowing that his daughter has had problems with being too loud and not listening in the classroom, the father asks her teacher about this behavioral problem.  The teacher tells the father, "Actually, she has had problems before, but for the past 2 weeks, I have seen so much improvement in that area that I've changed my mind about that.  She listens to instructions, she's sweet, that she's become such a model student!"  The father is touched by this turnaround, so when he picks up his daughter, he has the following conversation.

Father: I just had the conference with your teacher.

Daughter: What did she say?

Father: She said that you're a good student, and that your behavior in class got much much better.  She said that you listen and that you now have an indoor voice.  So keep it up.

Daughter: Oh, okay.

Father: So... what caused you to change?

Daughter: Well, about 2 weeks ago, I remembered that there's going to be a parent-teacher conference..  And so I wanted the teacher to think that I... (pause) you know.

Father: [pause]  So you crammed behavioral change???

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think we know which 1st grade girl this is :)