What would you think if the teacher...UPDATE (I talked to the teacher)
said your child needs to get used to being bored in class? I mean a child who's already at the benchmark (I guess that's what it's called) for the end of the school year months before it ends. For example, a 2nd grader who is already where they need to be in terms of the end of 2nd grade.
NOT one who just finds school boring but isn't where they need to be end of the school year.
THANKS! I just wanted to say thanks to those of you who responded & gave me some advice/suggestions on how to handle the issue. I liked as many as I could instead of quoting everyone. Just to answer the Gifted question for those who have mentioned it. The district doesn't have a program until 4th grade & that's afterschool. My son is in the highest class for his grade so there's nowhere else for him to go so switching teachers isn't an option. Unfortunately what would be considered their Advanced classes is determined by the number of kids in the grade so although it may start out that way if there are too many kids then it gets eliminated. Oh & when I asked her in November for challenging work she told me she couldn't give the next grade's work because he'd be bored in that grade as well.
UPDATE: So I talked to the teacher in an attempt to get her to kind of switch it up for the kids who are already where they need to be. She said she would think about it & see if she could come up with something. BUT school ISN'T ABOUT ENTERTAINING STUDENTS & some stuff they just need to kind of deal with it because it's not that long (the task she's asking them to do). She says she can't have the others do something else because only about 3 of them aren't where they need to be so if she has the others sit & do something else it would be a distraction. Or if she had my son do something then the others will want to know why they can't. Sigh.