Little Fayoumis's behaviour at school is measured with a simple catchphrase: "Did you make your day?"
This involves good behaviour, following the rules, not shoving in line, not saying bad words, not hitting, sharing, doing as told, following instructions, and the like.
- Perfect behaviour: his day is totally made, and it had damn well better stay made.
- Pretty good behaviour: his day has been made.
- Okay behaviour: his day has been made.
- Questionable behaviour: his day has not been made, but he still has a chance to earn back certain things.
- Bad/unacceptable/abysmal behaviour: his day has not been made.
I've introduced a new criterion. Not only does his general behaviour have to be up to par, but he must also do all of his school work at school. Today, he brought home one homework sheet, and three sheets of undone schoolwork. Half a sheet of undone schoolwork, I could see. Even three sheets of half-done schoolwork. But three sheets, only one of them half-finished? No. Abso-fucking-lutely not.
So. He must now do all of his schoolwork at school in order to make his day. I've told him so, and in such a way that schoolwork is distinct from homework. Homework, you're supposed to do at home. Schoolwork, you were supposed to have finished at school.
I'll write a note to his teacher and stick it in his folder.