Coming in to winter, MJ was having some pretty significant problems at preschool. Enough so that I thought maybe we would have to switch classes or abandon preschool all together. He wasn't meshing with his teacher, he was having troubles with authority and most school days ended in tears (for him and me!). Over Christmas break we instituted a behavior/chore chart to earn Nintendo DS time (5 Smiley Faces = 30 Minutes of time). Since then he has had nothing but 'Green' days at preschool so far in 2011! I don't know if the Christmas break is what he needed or if he just matured but I am now much more confident that he will thrive this fall in Kindergarten.