DD all of the sudden this week at Pre-K decided she was not going to write neatly and was going to pretend she did not know how to do math. He teacher finally told me about it today. As soon as she got home I sat with her and made her write her name 5 times- neatly. We had to erase and start over a few time and I also made her do the math paper she refused to do- and write nicely on- over. Tomorrow she will be copying sentences and Monday (school is out here) she will be doing a few basic math facts to giver her teachers on Tuesday to make up for all the crap she pulled this week. What would you have done?
the one on the left if form school- on the right is the one I made so she could do it over.Answer Question
Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 5:59 PM on Feb. 4, 2013
Answer by Sebbiemama at 9:20 AM on Jan. 20, 2013
Answer by Sebbiemama at 10:39 AM on Jan. 19, 2013
I'd say that is NORMAL behavior.... they are pushing her to advance too fast... her brain isn't ready to go to these higher functions just yet & physically she is not expected to have the fine motor control to write well... or, if she can write well she will not have the stamina keep it up for long. She may have some shining moments but it's normal for her to have trouble with this stuff!! And having just met with the OT at my kids school today I can tell you the writing on the left is very NORMAL or her age!! I would not have punished her I would have told the school to back the "F" off!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:05 PM on Jan. 18, 2013
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:23 PM on Jan. 18, 2013
Answer by Sebbiemama at 10:03 PM on Jan. 18, 2013
For a 4 year old? I would have made her do her work correctly and then I would talk to her about why she is pretending not to know things. I don't know that I would punish her with additional work (that may be how she views it), especially if there is an emotional reason she is doing it. Maybe she is going through a 'I don't want to grow up' phase and just needs some reassurance.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:55 PM on Jan. 18, 2013