I will admit, "Special Snack" is pretty cool. This weekly incentive for one of my students, Kelvin, involves getting to pick one friend to join him for snack down the hall from our classroom. We chat (mostly about Pokemon phrases I don't even understand). We eat snack. It's special. 3 times out of 4, the lucky friend Kelvin picks to join him is David.
Last week I found Kelvin by the cubbies, writing this note to David. Not his usual energetic self, Kelvin was almost near tears.
Sad. I mean--never? Never again? Why the harsh treatment? (And another question I have--why close such a note with, "Your Friend?") (And yes, I did copy and paste the note so that the names are changed).
When I saw his note, I asked Kelvin if he was mad at David for some reason. Indeed, he was. I don't even remember what the reason was, but we solved it in about two minutes by talking to David. Done and done, and you'll be happy to know that they're back on speaking and Pokemon-ing terms in time for this week's special snack. We'll see what happens with it comes time to choose this week!
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