Kindergartener Acting out in class

Sheri - posted on 10/27/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok, my Kindergarten daughter has been acting out in class & comes home w/bad marks for the day (Red, Yellow). I've tried to explain to her teacher that she's extremely bored in class & isn't being challenged enough & that's why she's been acting out (trust me, I know my child! Lol). She's moved her from her previous seat b/c she claims another student was contributing to her problem - but again, I know my child, but then the same day moved her back. I've asked her to move her away from this child & given her tools to help deal w/her when she acts out but she doesn't listen to my advice. Should I feel bad or nonchalant when she sends notes/emails letting me know of her behavior? She's in the process of being tested for the GT Program & I pray she gets accepted, that me aleviate some of hte problems... Any suggestions?

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Marilee - posted on 10/27/2010

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Ask to shadow your child for a day. It will help to give you an idea of what your daughter is doing through her time at school. I have been through this route with my own son. I agree with listening to the teacher,but the teacher should also listen to you. If you can not get anywhere with the teacher set up a meeting between you, your child's teacher, the principal, and the guidance counselor at the school.

Sheri - posted on 10/27/2010

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By no means am I ignoring her teacher, but if I'm giving you the tools/advice necessary to deal wither her, don't ignore it. I have told her to give her more work b/c that's what she wants, & I've even sent her Math workbook for her to do... She's going to test her b/c she's bored & she knows she can get away w/certain things. The teacher doesn't listen to my advice, so I feel as if she shouldn't give her negative marks if she's not doing the necessary things to rectify the situation. She claimed a particular student was contributing to her negative behavior, she moved her, but then moved her back the same day. That's not helping. I requested her to be permanently moved & after about a week, she was. She got in trouble again & the teacher threatened to move her by herself. My daughter is the type of child that you can't make empty threats to - you have to say it & follow through... She got in trouble again. I don't know wha else to tell this teacher - it's not my class but I know what works for MY child. She tells me how intelligent my daughter is, & I know that she is & that's why she needs to constantly be challenged. The things that she's learning in class are things that she already knows so it's moreso a review for her. I have worked with her at home from birth (I'm a Preschool teacher) so she's doing things other kids haven't started doing. She enjoys Math & I know that they don't do much of it in class. I just don't want her to get so bored with school that it creates a pattern & she gives up... Thanks for your comment.

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Angie - posted on 10/27/2010

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Don't ignore the teacher, she is there to help. I understand that you know your daughter, as we all know our children. I also know that my children do not act the same for other people as they act for me. Ask the teacher to give your daughter work that she can do at her desk when she as finished her work.

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