Yes, I am an elementary parent but I am also a teacher. Sometimes, I need to hear other parents advice on how to approach certain situations. Im a first grade teacher.
Well, I have a student (2nd week in my class). He was in there before back in October/November but transferred. He was then taken out of that school and homeschooled. Then he came back to my school. This seems to be an ongoing trend with him.
Problem: The student has very little self control. It's first grade so I do allow my students opportunity to move, crawl, jump, go to centers or whatever is necessary to release their energy. He however is non stop. He can not stay still for 1 minute. During carpet time or whole group time, he is crawling around the floor, under the tables, to the back of the room and back. When sitting at the table, he is banging pencils, rattling the crayon cups or cutting up stuff with scissors. I have a really good class but he is a distraction to my other children. Even the kids are starting to tell him to stop banging that, get off the floor. Ms. Bush, Jaylin is under the table.
I tried speaking to his mom about it and she just says, well thats why we homeschooled because he is busy. He was born busy. You just have to work around him.
Well I am not sure if any of you are educators but that is just not how schedule works. I can not allow him to just go crawl under tables until he feels like he is ready to sit down. He is not completing assignments and often just wonders around the room while the other students are working.
I am trying to compromise with mom without sounding like a bitch. So if anyone of you are homeschool moms or have been through this with your children/teachers. Can you please give me suggestions on how to work with this student and parent? Did I come off wrong saying he was busy? --- I have been teaching 8 years and I honestly have never had a student like this. He is not a bad child by no means but he is extremely busy and I have some busy students but he outdoes them.