Amy - posted on 10/10/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I'm just curious to find out what other moms would do in this situation. I was talking to my 6 1/2 year old son tonight, he's in first grade, we were talking about his math book. He was the first one to finish math book 1 which he was very proud of so tonight I asked him if he had finished the second math book at school because he's had it a couple of weeks now. He told me that he hadn't finished it yet and I asked him why, he told me that he didn't like doing it because there was so much coloring involved, he really really hates coloring. So I asked him what he's been doing when he's supposed to be working on it, he says he's just pretending to do it.
Obviously I spoke to him how it's not acceptable to pretend to be doing work at school, and how he has to do the stuff he doesn't like to do with the stuff that he does like to do but I'm debating on whether or not I should let his teacher know what I found out so that he can keep a better eye on him at school, he really loves math he just hates the coloring work because he says his teacher is tough he doesn't allow any white spaces. I would like to hear other moms opinions on this, would you reach out to the teacher?