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Stars for pre-schoolers

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Novembergirl Wed 17-Sep-08 13:31:23

My DS was upset that a number of children in his pre-school class received stars but he did not. DS would love to earn a star but does not know what he has to do.

Do you feel it would be appropriate for me to ask the teachers why stars are given out, so I can explain to DS, or would I just sound like a pushy parent (which I am not)? Does your pre-school explain why merit awards are given and, if so, how?

LynetteScavo Wed 17-Sep-08 13:34:52

Definately mention this to the staff.

I think in pre-school stars/stickers are usually given out for helping to tidy up, and sitting still during carpet time.

compo Wed 17-Sep-08 13:35:45

poor thing
hopefully he'll get one tomorrow

Romy7 Wed 17-Sep-08 13:36:11

ours got stickers on their wall chart, and they got to take it home at the end of the week. no child ever finished a week without at least 2 stickers - often with a little comment like 'helped in the garden' or 'tidied away after painting nicely'...

Mutt Wed 17-Sep-08 13:40:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Novembergirl Wed 17-Sep-08 14:08:40

Thank you so much for the quick responses. I think I will have a quiet word with a teacher, especially given that our stars seem rather formal (awarded once a week in front of the whole school). I will also follow Mutt's advice and start our own chart at home.

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