This afternoon I picked my son up from daycare after I got out of work. He is 6 & in Kindergarten, but goes to an after school program until I get off work. A little back ground: he has ADHD & anxiety. He has an IEP. One of the ways we help keep him motivated & on task is if he does so many things (ex: get on/off the bus, walks to/from classroom, sits at desk, ect) he gets a game of checkers with the therapist/social worker at his school at the end of the day.
So when I pick him up the first thing he says is "I got my game today!" Well, yay! That means it was a good day. Then he proceeds to tell me that his teacher didn't give him any work. I said "Oh was it a lazy day today?" & he says, "No, every one else got work. Mrs ---- just didn't give me any."
?? Ok. I know that sometimes he doesn't want to do his work. I get that. Thats when (per our agreement) she is supposed to have him try until the end of the day & then have him put it in his backpack. But, no. Today he just didn't get work. Period.
I emailed her about it & reminded her that in the future could she please send his work home should he not do it/finish it. She replied & said she would make sure it gets sent home but didn't explain at all why she didn't give him any work to do today.
She also hasn't been checking his backpack like she is supposed to. There are papers that were supposed to be signed & returned weeks ago that are STILL in there.
Am I wrong for feeling a little irritated? I feel like she is just starting to give up on him. While I know better than anyone that he can be difficult, its her JOB to be his teacher. She should still be giving him his work. She should still be checking his backpack...