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Now they tell me (vent) UPDATE

Posted by on May. 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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Update:

The teacher emailed me back. I guess ds has been zoning out a lot lately. Like when they are supposed to be doing independent work, she will look up and there he is just staring off into space. She'll remind him to keep working and he will be like Oh, and go back to working. He's not doing it on purpose, but he's just off in lala land a lot. She said she didn't know if he was just tired or what's going on. She said he shows no signs of the hyperactive part of ADHD...but she didn't come out and say it could be ADD. Next time I'm at school, we're gonna talk more. Hopefully we can figure out what to do to help him. I made an appt with his pediatrician for next week, too.

 

Ds brought home his interim report card today and I'm frustrated. He's been doing well all year. He struggled in math a little, but has been going to a tutor, and has really improved. But there were a lot of comments that suprised me...like he needs to write neater, he needs to be attentive in class, he needs to work on addition facts, needs to work on reading comprehension...his previous reports were all scored well in those categories.

They couldn't have told me ANY of this before now?! I'm at the school all the time and his teacher couldn't have mentioned anything? None of this came up during previous grading periods? Now at the end of the year, they tell me he has attention problems? There's not much I can do at this point, with 18 school days left.

 

by on May. 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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CrazedMomof2
by on May. 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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 That is frustrating! I'm sorry.

Barabell
by Barbara on May. 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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How frustrating!

Did you ask the teacher why they didn't tell you this stuff sooner?

AlwaysExpecting
by on May. 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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there is something you can do about - go speak with the teacher!!

If he truly has those problems you need to know specifics.  I would be calling a meeting.  It could just be that they are trying to find issues, or your son for some reason started to just recently have an issue with it. Either way you need to meet with them.

mckinneymom918
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM
ha! yes! I have the same feeling about parent teacher conferences...
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JonesMama
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2012 at 5:06 PM
I plan to email her tonight and see if we can meet this week.
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Barabell
by Barbara on May. 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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Quoting JonesMama:

I plan to email her tonight and see if we can meet this week.

Good luck! Keep us updated.

soymujer
by Mikki on May. 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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Quoting Barabell:

How frustrating!

Did you ask the teacher why they didn't tell you this stuff sooner?


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JonesMama
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Thanks for the replies, ladies!

I just emailed the teacher. I'll update when I hear back from her.

auroragold
by on May. 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

bleumonster
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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My DD teacher did the same thing to me in 6th. I had tried to contact them several times and none of her teachers contacted me back. I asked her what she wanted me to do about it with less than 2 weeks left
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