my first grader has confident issues, always has. he always wants the reasurence that he is doing well. his teacher refuses to give him that. even on his math when he gets a 100 on the paper she wont even do a smile or star. he is falling behind and the more he falls behind the sloppyer and less confident he gets, hence making him fall even further behind. he now wont try to read. i spend monday-thursday trying to get him to be abil to READ his spelling words, if he cant read them how will he ever spell them? I have brought my conserns to the princaple twice already and thursday when i am picking him up for a vison apt i plann on talking to princaple about it. I have already stated i would prefer if he went into another class room. it wasnt even the first qurter when his teacher told us that she planned on having him held back. Last year he recived the most improved out of the entire school. i want to him to get the help he needs to sucseed, with confidence. i dont know how to get the school to help with it.
I have only found one thing were he has no fear and that is of horses. little history :from day one he wouldnt be held by anyone exept me and trust me i "pond" him off as much as i could the first 6 months. (he was conceved by rape, i coudnt give him up but i was resentfull of him at the same time) he got extreemly ill and we nearly lost him and thats when i realized how much he ment to me. anyways saddly it curred what counseling wasnt.