Things like good behavior and play look a little bit different at school than at home.
Sure, good behavior has a lot of similarities from home to school, but at home, there likely aren't 25 other kids sitting around, trying to get attention from one adult the way it is in school. The same thing goes for play and learning — your child has probably had playdates, or has siblings they need to share toys with, but at school there won't always be an adult directly over them reminding them to share or not fight over something. So remember:
- Good behavior and self control comes from modeling and reinforcement, so your child's teacher will do their part at school if you can do your best to encourage it at home (though your child's teacher understands that most of the time, children behave better in school because they are aware they can't get away with as much).
- Know that reinforcement for good behaviors might not look the same in school as it does at home, as teachers can't reward every child for doing anything and everything (not to say that this is what you practice at home, but again, it's easier to approach these situations with one or two children than it is with 25).