I need to vent sry so long! ..my son is 6 and in the 1st grade..they have colors they change when they do something wrong..starts at blue then green yellow orange and red! He has a hard time staying on blue or green..its been like this all year! I don't like his teacher at all..she thinks he needs to be put on meds because he doesn't pay attention and loses his focus a lot..but she will make hum change his color for not going to the bathroom with the entire class even when he doesn't have too..or just turning around in his desk not even talking..she had him on a no salad list!! So when he wants to eat healthy he cant! He has to eat pizza and fries instead so i called her up and said i want him off tht list now!! She did and hes been getting salads for lunch a few days a week! Which is awesome I think because how many 6 yr olds wana eat a salad when they have pizza or burgers ya kno.. But its things like tht just aggravate me with her..she says hes so sweet and well behaved but just doesn't want to listen to directions..his grades have dropped tremendously! Hes failing reading right now but he knows how to read I've seen it and she said he can read..but hes scoring in the bottom on everything now! They have a test in April tht determines if they pass or fail which I think is just stupid! She said it doesn't matter if they have straight A's! If they fail tht test they fail for the year! They took a practice test in january and he made a 38 on it! :/ she said if they fail the practice test its going to b hard for them to pass the real test! Ugh! But I have takin stuff away from him and grounded him..gave him chores nuthin is working!! I feel like I'm the only one going through this :( idk what to do if he fails 1st grade! Hes super smart..his teacher tells me all the time but hes not taking the time to read his work and ends up getting things wrong! He doesn't like reading but hes good at it! I though of just homeschooling him but don't want him to miss socializing with other kids! Its hard cuz hes my only child so I've never went through this b4..hes been written up twice this year for hitting and pushing..once he started it..idk what to do to get him to pay attention and read his work b4 he answers..hes starting not to listen at the house now! My mom said hes just being a kid and he'll grow out of all this but I want him out of it now! I told him if hes on any color other than green or blue today then hes going to b cleaning his room all weekend! He was on red yesterday and yellow the day b4 for not paying attention and talking out..is anyone having these issues..any advice?? I feel like a bad mom when I get bad notes home from the teacher like I'm not doing anything or trying to help him but I am..I talk with him everyday about his behavior and I go over his papers tht have bad grades on them and then he gets all the answers right with me!! I don't understand y he can't do it at school! :( my mom was saying if he fails maybe it will hit him and see tht he has to do all the same work all over again and be in a class where all the kids r smaller than him..hes tall..and maybe he will straighten up! But I don't want him to fail :( sorry just had to vent and get it out there!
on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM