My son who is in Kindergarten will not do his work in class but does his homework with no problem.

April - posted on 03/14/2013 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I cannot figure out for the life of me why when he goes to school he will not do his work. She has kept him in a recess to finish but he won't do it. Then she sends it home and he does all of it for homework with no problem! I don't know that she is doing everything she can to motivate him.

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April - posted on 03/14/2013

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I am not sure if it's a good one but I do know of a couple people that in the past have pulled their kids out. Too late in the school year to do that right now. He should be getting all the attention he needs to get comfortable with doing his classwork but he clearly is not. I do not plan on having him in the same school next school year. Thanks for all your advise!! I appreciate it so much and if you think of anything else, please share! :-)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/14/2013

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Ok....my son was in a charter school. They are very family oriented, and their goal (if a good one) is to have every child succeed. Sit down with his teacher, the principal, and any special education teachers to all hash out a plan. With such small classes, he should be getting the individual attention he needs.

April - posted on 03/14/2013

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That is what I am starting to think is the problem. I so wish I could move him to another class but the school he attends right now is a charter school and they only have one kindergarten class and there are only 11 students total in that class. That's another reason that this all makes no sense.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/14/2013

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Maybe it is as simple as being a bad match between student and teacher. Is there any way you can have him transferred to a new class?

April - posted on 03/14/2013

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Thanks! We have actually talked to her briefly about that but she feels that it won't help him, that came from her. She said he sat with the first grade class a few times but that he still did the same thing. Idon't know because I wasn't there. Something just is not adding up to me. I know my child can be very stubborn but I am stumped as to why he will do homework but not classwork.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/14/2013

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Well, maybe he needs a bit more of a challenge. I would have a sit down with the teacher and discuss all the matters with her.

April - posted on 03/14/2013

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We have asked him over and over again. He says that it's boring or it's too easy, something to that effect. There have been times where he said he was too busy playing and that's why his classwork didn't get done. His reading is a little more advanced than the rest of his class, he can count higher, he can recognize all of his lowercase letter where most of his classmates only recognize some of them and he knows every sight word that the teacher sends home. So i am so confused as to why he won't just do his work in class everyday. As I said we have no problems with him doing his homework every night.

April - posted on 03/14/2013

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I went and made a visit last Friday in which they were at recess when I got there and he didn't know that I was coming. When they all came in she told them to put their heads down for a minute in which he did that with no problem. Then she had them all sit down for a story in which he sat down just like everybody else and didn't get up or talk or any of that stuff that she says he does. They didn't do any other work while I was there. With where I work I am not able to go and sit in during the week though I so wish I could. Not putting all the blame on the teacher but something is going wrong somewhere. This is wearing me down. We talk to him daily about this stuff.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/14/2013

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Hmmmm....that is weird. It is usually the opposite way around. Can you go an observe class? Maybe volunteer as a parent aid 1-2 times per week to see what is going on? If you are around, maybe he will be more prone to doing it.

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