So glad I had not sent in the money yet, LOL!
Anyway, I was told that on the day of the field trip, he would sit in class with another teacher and spend the entire day working on any assignments he needed to complete or extra assignments that they would give him as part of his "consequences."
I have no problem with this punishment. Zachary, at times, has problems controlling his talking and/or sitting still in class. If the teacher thinks his behavior is causing a disruption, then by all means I support her attempts to help him get his behavior in line. By the way, he is in the sixth grade.
When field trip day arrived, Zachary asked me if he could just stay home since all he would be doing would be "sitting in class" doing busy work.
No way, buddy!
He balked and complained for a few minutes, but when he figured out I wasn't going to cave and let him stay home, he resigned himself to accept his punishment. He trotted off to the bus and not another word was said.
Hopefully, Zachary learned a little lesson. We shall see how he behaves in the upcoming weeks.
For those of you with school-age kids, would you be okay with your child missing a field trip for misbehavior in the classroom?