Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sticky Fingers - Help!
I have a thief in the making in my classroom this year. I've had students before who like to "collect" things that don't belong to them but this little one is on a whole different level! She is CONSTANTLY stealing anything that's not bolted down. Even after being caught multiple times, referrals, loss of recess, and phone calls home, she continues to steal from me and her classmates. When she's caught she shows no sign of remorse and tries to lie her way out. Anyone have any pointers for dealing with this behavior? I can't get through to her. I know this behavior could be stemming from a lack of "things" at home, and that can't be changed much, but something must be done! All the students have figured out that she is the one stealing their things and lying to them and I don't think they will be able to forgive her much longer... AHHHH!