I'm at a total loss here.
History: My son, Bo, taught himself to read at 4 years old. Before entering kindergarten he could to basic math story problems (addition/subtraction) and even some basic multiplication. That was a LOT more advanced than anything that was taught that year. As a result he would act out aggressively and even hurt a couple kids over the school year.
1st grade: we started the year with a GREAT teacher. She had been teaching 4th graders the year previously. From Sept-Nov there was not one phone call home telling me that Bo had hurt anyone. We moved in the middle of November and things have been going backwards like we're back in kindergarten again; only now he's bigger and can cause more damage.
I DON'T want to go through another year like the last one. Both my husband and I were bored through school because we weren't challenged. We DO NOT want that to happen to Bo. The school is trying to tell me that the academics have nothing to do with his acting out, but I'm not so sure. If Bo doesn't want to do something he'll do one of three things: 1) He'll flat refuse to do it, 2) He'll half*ss his way through it or 3) He'll get aggressive.
How do I nip this aggression in the bud before he gets the wrap of a bully? We're in the process of setting up and appointment between parents, teacher, principle and school councilor.
At family get-together's he's usually off playing with the older kids. He's also reading at about a 5th grade level.
Edit 1: Sat down at a meeting with his teacher, principal and a school shrink yesterday. We all agree he's a super bright kid, just not so much socially. The shrink is going to observe him in the classroom, and on the playground to rule out autism or asperger's. I guess there's a HIGH percentage of asperger's in this school. IF (more like when) my son winds up in the Principal's office again he's also going to sit in on that to catch my son's thought process. I also found out at that meeting that my son scored in the 95% for the initial testing for the Highly Capable (Challenge) program. He'll be testing this Saturday the 12th for placement.
Edit 2: He took the HiCap test a couple days ago and said it was pretty easy. We won't find out until around spring break the results.
Answer by soyousay at 9:49 PM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 9:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by LishaBee at 9:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 10:11 PM on Jan. 28, 2011
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Answer by bookmommy at 10:38 AM on Jan. 29, 2011
I agree the boredom is not the cause of the aggressive behavior. Being bored is not a license to misbehave in school.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 2:18 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by MamiJaAyla at 8:49 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by MamiJaAyla at 8:54 PM on Jan. 29, 2011