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Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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Did he have problems staying organized? He's a talker and gets distracted easily. His teacher is concerned because 5th grade starts to go fast and she doesn't want him falling behind. He gets good grades. My 9 and 12 girls never have had this problem, well the talking yes but not the rest. His teacher wants to know what to do to help him?
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PISCIS29
by Bronze Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM

My Chuy was like this since he began school. I was really worried 'cause 5th grade is a bit faster. So last month i had his 1st teacher/parent/student conference of the year and already I was expecting to hear about how unorganized he was . Well what was my surprise to hear his teacher tell me he is doing really good at being organize. his folders, desk and cubby are very neat. I was in shock. The only thing I kept telling him during summer break was that if he didn't get organized this year he COULD fall behind and stay back this year while all his friends went off to 6th grade. Well i guess this did it for him cause he's doing great. At school at least 'cause I still can't get him to keep his room clean for more than 1-2 days.

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ashandryzmom
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM
Nice. I'm glad that worked out for you. I'm going to try the same thing.


Quoting PISCIS29:

My Chuy was like this since he began school. I was really worried 'cause 5th grade is a bit faster. So last month i had his 1st teacher/parent/student conference of the year and already I was expecting to hear about how unorganized he was . Well what was my surprise to hear his teacher tell me he is doing really good at being organize. his folders, desk and cubby are very neat. I was in shock. The only thing I kept telling him during summer break was that if he didn't get organized this year he COULD fall behind and stay back this year while all his friends went off to 6th grade. Well i guess this did it for him cause he's doing great. At school at least 'cause I still can't get him to keep his room clean for more than 1-2 days.

PISCIS29


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stefvan
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM

 Boys are very different than girls.  My son is in 5th grade. My son also has adhd but he's pretty much like other boys when it comes to lack of organization and just how he learns. 

We also have two older daughters. Dd is 15. Dsd is 23.  Ds and dsd are very much alike in both being slower learners but dsd and dd are both very organized people.

Does he have a planner to write all of his assignments down?  Does the teacher keep a website with the same info on it?  There are some teachers who have great tips on focusing.  My son's teacher does a lot of work with that as she is a behavioral specialist.

 

 

ashandryzmom
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Yes he has a planner. Some days he writes in it and some days he doesn't. I'll ask his teacher if she has a website. Thanks!
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ashandryzmom
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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stefvan
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:37 AM

 Also, I'd ask her if she checks the planner.  I know my son's teacher walks around at the end of the day and double checks to make sure everyone wrote down their assignments.  Then, she initials on that day. 

Quoting ashandryzmom:

Yes he has a planner. Some days he writes in it and some days he doesn't. I'll ask his teacher if she has a website. Thanks!

 

ashandryzmom
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:40 AM
His teacher last year did that. I already asked. This years teacher says the kids have to start becoming responsible for their own planner in order to get ready for junior high.


Quoting stefvan:

 Also, I'd ask her if she checks the planner.  I know my son's teacher walks around at the end of the day and double checks to make sure everyone wrote down their assignments.  Then, she initials on that day. 


Quoting ashandryzmom:

Yes he has a planner. Some days he writes in it and some days he doesn't. I'll ask his teacher if she has a website. Thanks!

 


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