She has discussed the issue with the teacher. And because the child knows the candy was there, she went and got it, even though the teacher did know of the situation, not once but twice.
When you send your child off to school, you are not right there to ensure that your 5-6 year old acts 100% appropriately every moment. What can you do? After you get feedback from the teacher, you can put the fear of God into them, by whatever means, but for some kids even that isn't going to work. And moreso if that feedback was not timely.
I just think that candy is a poor choice for a motivator, for the reasons I listed before. It is funny, but getting a red star, drawn on our paper for a job well done, was very effective when we were in school.
With all the hype about childhood obesity, why would teachers want to give out food-rewards anyway?
If you train up kids to require high-value (sugar) rewards for mediocre behavior or learning, then that is what they will expect all the time.
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