Jill - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Okay, you would think I would have an answer for this one, but I am truly running out of solutions. My first grader Blake completes his homework with me at the table every night, yet I often find it in his folder the next day when it should have been turned in. Blake is so forgetful, and it seems it is impossible for him not to leave at least one of his belongings at school each day too. I remind him EVERY morning what he is to be responsible for, yet his jacket, his reading or math folder or his library book goes missing, or I find that assignment from the night before right where we put it! I am so frustrated and tired of asking his teacher to help him locate things! I know he is only in first grade, and academically he has all Es (excellent) and one G (good) and receives high marks on all his learning behaviors, EXCEPT responsibility. I teach 7th grade, so I really need help directing Blake since I don't work with little ones. Am I being too hard on him? I do not want to see him turn into some of the terribly disorganized students I work with. PLEASE advise!