I have a son who is in the 3rd grade. He does not enjoy doing the classwork & just sits there & does minimal work. it frustrates me & the teacher & we're trying to work together & my son to get him moving. We did switch him from the class he was in to a different teacher due to some circumstances with the afternoon teacher (whole other post!:) ) Anyways, the old school admins (have new ones this year) & the past teachers he's had kept pushing us to get him tested for ADHD...so we finally did & he is barely ADHD. We've been trying to tell them it's all his attitude & he's bored. So today, I get a call from the school counselor (whom I do NOT like!) & she's telling me that she had his class in to do an activity with ink pads & finger prints. He doesn't do it & acts silly instead (her words). I'm thinking he obviously isn't interested in a mundane activity! She tells me that she thinks that it's his attitude & behavior choices that is making him be the way he is. Ummmmm...isn't that what we (my husband & I) have been trying to tell them for the past THREE years??? Dumb lady....So she pulls up his report card & reads off his grades to me....he is failing all core subjucts, all because he doesn't want to do the classwork! How do we as a team (parents & teacher) get him interested & understand the importance of doing his classwork?? We talk to him alot about it (spanking obviously isn't an option just because what will spanking him prove??) He knows he needs to get the work done but just refuses to do it. We as parents are getting frustrated!
If anyone has been through this, what did you do? Any help is appreciated!