Should you ignore lying?

Wise parents aren’t surprised by lying. They understand that children will lie in certain situations.

But that realization doesn’t make lying acceptable. Here’s a way to address the problem:

Very few humans, including adults, are like young George Washington in the cherry tree story. Most people, including children, tend to lie to protect themselves. If the youngster didn’t brush his teeth, and the parent asks, “Did you brush your teeth?” the answer will probably be a lie. So, why ask in the first place?

A better approach might be to say, “I hope you’re protecting your teeth by brushing. I’ve been a little worried for you since I pay for the good dentist reports and you pay for the bad ones. I hope you get a good report from the dentist.”

And yes, a Love and Logic parent would have the child pay for the bad report.

Read more about how to address lying.

Originally posted 2012-05-12 12:54:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Class activities for Friday, June 8

Spelling: We practiced spelling compound words today.

Cursive: There will be no new cursive assignments this year.

Reading: Today was an AR and reading skills practice day.

Writing: We worked on publishing our novels again today. Students also brought their writing portfolios home today.

Math: Students worked on unfinished math skills today. Homework is to finish any unfinished skills tonight. Final grades will be updated tomorrow.

Science: We finished a district test about life and fossils.

Social Studies: We finished a district test about geography.

Character Strength: There are no new character strengths this year.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Class activities for Thursday, June 7

Spelling: Today was a spelling and skill test.

Cursive: There will be no new cursive assignments this year.

Reading: None today.

Writing: We worked on publishing our novels again today.

Math: None today.

Science: We worked on a district test about life and fossils.

Social Studies: We worked on a district test about geography.

Character Strength: There are no new character strengths this year.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Class activities for Wednesday, June 6

Spelling: We reviewed rules for adding suffixes onto words. This will be the skill tested on tomorrow’s spelling test.

Cursive: There will be no new cursive assignments this year.

Reading: None today.

Writing: We worked on publishing our novels again today.

Math: We worked on area and perimeter skills today. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy. This is the final week to finish unfinished skills for this report card.

Science: We wrote notes about the needs of plants and animals.

Social Studies: We learned about how the US can be divided into four regions:

  • Western mountains
  • Great Plains
  • Great Lakes farms and factories
  • Southern Plantations

Character Strength: There are no new character strengths this year.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Class activities for Monday, June 4

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: There will be no new cursive assignments this year.

Reading: None today.

Writing: We worked on publishing our novels today.

Math: We worked on symmetry skills today. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We checked in on our plant experiments:

  • water–we are still testing this
  • light–we are still testing this
  • heat (not too much and not too little): we have learned that plants need the right out of heat, not too much, not too little
  • air–we are still testing this

We also learned that organisms need energy for growing/reproducing, moving, eliminating waste, and maintenance/repair.

Social Studies: None today.

Character Strength: There are no new character strengths this year.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.