I finished charting all of the data that Monkey’s teacher tracks for us on our daily sheets (See HERE if you want a visual) and I’m seeing an interesting pattern.
His “regulation” and “participation” generally rise and fall together throughout the day, as you would expect. When he’s not self-regulated he can’t fully participate in the learning activities, totally makes sense.
What isn’t making sense to me is the bigger pattern. When you look at the data between September 2009 through March 2010 you see 4 or 5 days where he’s on an upswing and then 4 of 5 days when he tanks. It’s up and down, up and down…and it doesn’t line up with school breaks or anything that I can identify.
So, out of curiosity, do you see this with your children? It’s remarkably consistent, there must be something behind it.