My 10 year old was honor roll from all the way Kindergarten up til now, what can I do???

Charlie - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

7

4

1

My baby girl has always been on honor-roll. Then when she hit 4th grade we moved to a different school. She has passing grades in all her classes except Math. They change classes like in high school and the school only has 1 Math teacher that only teaches Math for grades 4, 5, and 6th grades. My oldest daughter is in 5th grade and both of them complain about her. She has never said anything possitive about my girls. This is her last year before she retires, but my baby girl comes home crying because of her Math grades. This is the only class that she is failing and she's never made anything lower than a B in any class. What can I do to help my girls face this situation? Any ideas what I can do to bring her grades up?

5 Comments

View replies by

Angie - posted on 11/02/2009

2,621

0

407

I'm confused. First you say, "She has never said anything possitive about my girls. " Then you say, "I have met with the teacher. She says she is alert and pays attention, just that she don't ask questions in class..." As Michelle said, we should be careful not to blame teachers with our children's problems. Bad teachers are tough on little ones but it was bound to happen sometime. Be patient with your daughter and help her as much as you can. I hope the year passes quickly for her.

Michelle - posted on 11/02/2009

953

0

109

Quoting Charlie :

I know the teacher don't like my girls. She has even said so herself. She is very studious. She does her homework quite effeciantely...now if it was just my older daughter, I would be a little more understanding. My youngest daughter don't complain about anything, unless it's important. I have met with the teacher. She says she is alert and pays attention, just that she don't ask questions in class, she never has. She thinks that because my oldest daughter has ADD/ADHD, that my youngest daughter does as well...she's wrong. I am so glad that this is her last year as teacher.


for some reason i dont see a teacher outright saying they dislike a child... as that could get them canned

Kristal - posted on 11/02/2009

31

5

2

While it sucks to have a bad teacher, most kids will end up with at least one during their schooling. If math is a struggle for her, maybe she should seek out someone in the class who is doing well to be a study partner. Obviously parental help is great, but the way that they teach kids now is far different than how I learned to do math and I'm a college graduate. If someone her age can help, maybe that would help. Additionally, you can reassure her that next year this person will be gone and she can have a different teacher. The new one could be wonderful. Other suggestions would include talking to the school about possible tutoring in math or other school based programs that might be in place to assist children with difficulties. Sometimes there are resources out there that all parents are not made aware of until they seek it out on their own. With you being newer to the school, they may have forgotten to mention these with your kids having such good grades upon arrival.

Charlie - posted on 11/02/2009

7

4

1

I know the teacher don't like my girls. She has even said so herself. She is very studious. She does her homework quite effeciantely...now if it was just my older daughter, I would be a little more understanding. My youngest daughter don't complain about anything, unless it's important. I have met with the teacher. She says she is alert and pays attention, just that she don't ask questions in class, she never has. She thinks that because my oldest daughter has ADD/ADHD, that my youngest daughter does as well...she's wrong. I am so glad that this is her last year as teacher.

Michelle - posted on 11/02/2009

953

0

109

have you had a meeting to discuss with the teacher how they can improve? how come when kids mess up it's automatically the teacher doesn't like my child? that may be the case but it could be something else like your daughter may not be giving her full attention in class *may be at a time of the day she's tired hungry etc* and it's not like your daughter is going to come clean with you if she's not paying attention... she also just may be behind from the school change and needs a tutor

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms