If this is long I apologize. My son is six and in 1st grade. Last year in kindergarten we had a few problems with him controlling his impulses. He has a hard time sitting still, and waiting his turn to answer a question. I worked with his teacher on keeping things consistent at home with following directions and what he was expected to do at school. He started 1st grade in the fall and while I don't believe my son is perfect his behavior at home has improved but his 1st grade teacher just labels him a "bad" kid. We are in the process of having him evaluated for ADHD, but there is no give with her. I call and leave messages with her to check on his behavior but rarely do I hear back, but when my son comes home he tells me he was "red" I get frustrated. Last week I chaperoned a field trip and she made the comment she was glad I was there so she didn't have to deal with him. He is not a bad kid, he isn't violent. My main problem happened the next day when she called me on the way to work asking me to bring clothes up there because he had an accident. I go up there and asked why he didn't ask the teacher to go to the bathroom he said because he didn't want to get in trouble. Then yesterday I called (20 minutes after school got out)to find out what time conferences were and she told me that while he was lining up for the bus she noticed he was crying and he told her he hit his head. By this time his dad called to tell me he had just got home and was crying because a kid in his class grabbed him by the hood and threw him on the ground while they were lining up. So my main issue now is he hit his head, was crying and she just sent him on the bus and had I not called her I wouldn't have known. I called her back and she said she didn't think it was anything bad because "he was only crying a little". He sat on the bus for almost 20 minutes crying because his head hurt. This kid never cries. I have tried to give her the benefit of the doubt because I know he can be a handful, but I'm starting think no matter what he does he is just the "bad" kid. I am tired of trying to be nice to her.
on Mar. 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM