Kindergarten troubles

Zulma - posted on 09/18/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello. My name is Zulma. I have a grandson who started kindergarten this year. He has been in trouble for not following directions just about everyday. We are supporting the teacher by following up with consequences at home for undesired behavior. So far taking away toys on a daily basis. ( he is down to not one toy) going to bed right after dinner.
My daughter and I miss interacting with him other than talking about his behavior at school. He doesn't seem to be having a good time at school. He went to pre-school last year and just had a few off days. Nothing like this year. We want him to have a successful year without hurting our loving relationship at home. We have yet to receive a positive note from the teacher. Isn't kindergarten supposed to be a fun filled year with education and positive experiences? My grandson is not perfect by any means. However, he is curious about the world. He asks a lot of questions. He might need to be reminded more than once to finish a task. But not one positive note through all these three long weeks? I would appreciated if you have any ideas. I want to support the teacher, having been a teacher of 25 years myself. BTW his mom is also a teacher. Any ideas are welcome if they will benefit my "kindergarten in trouble child "

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/19/2014

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Good luck getting steps in place, Zulma. The teacher should be happy to work with your daughter to formulate a plan to help him stay 'in green' more often. The punishment happening at home really has no connection to school, which is part of the reason that its not working well.

Zulma - posted on 09/18/2014

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Thanks Shawn for your questions. My daughter has met with teacher a few times. However, the meetings have been more the teacher telling what the child is doing wrong and the mom stating she will handle it at home. No set plans have been talked about to work together. Its almost the case of "this is what he is doing wrong "... and there it stays for us to decide what the consequence will be at home. We follow through every time. I just missed having my grandson to share the evenings with the family. Last night when we said our evening prayers he said" I want to pray for me...please God come into my heart an make me be in Green tomorrow" Breaks your heart... I agree with you. A meeting is needed to discuss plan of action.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/18/2014

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What are you doing in conjunction with the teacher to get the behaviour to improve? Have you met with her to discuss options?

That should be the first step.

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