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My 9 year daughter came home and started crying that her classmate got a trophy for best reading without getting distracted, i asked her what does she think she can do to get the trophy next time " she said i will QUIT" I am shocked to hear that she is a good kid and enthusiastic reader How can i help her ?
What's her new teacher like? Is this the first time she's encountered this kind of prize for reading without getting distracted?
Your daughter feels an injustice in this and I'd agree with her - a prize for 'best reading without getting distracted' doesn't make a great deal of sense to me. What if the fire alarm went off and a child continued to read through that? Should that merit a prize?
This prize seems a bit fishy to me - it's more like a 'who didn't pay any attention when Tommy started laughing while he was reading his book' prize. Your daughter might be thinking that she is a very good reader and feels the prize given out suggested otherwise.
When a good kid says she's going to quit, it means she feels a great injustice. Maybe your daughter's seat is very near a child who is very distracting and the prize was given to a child whose seat is far away from the distraction. Would that be fair?
Good readers like your daughter may come to not care about prizes in school but they usually stay good readers and keep on reading.80635
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