How do u get ur Kid to pay attention in class? 5 yr old in question....

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She's not listening to the teacher shes getting fair faces on her folder everyday. Talking and playing while the teacher is talking.

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Jennifer - posted on 09/07/2009

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You just described my 5 year old son! Every day my son gets in trouble and losses his recess for talking during instruction time. He also is very distracting to the other kids in his class. I've talked with his teacher several times, the other day they sent a permission slip home stating that they wanted to paddle him. I refused to sign it, tomorrow I am going to observe his class just so I can see what he is actually doing. I don't know what could be wrong, I want to say that he is just bored in her class, because he knows alot for his age. I know he can be good when he wants to be, hopefully it's just a phase that they're going through.

Michelle - posted on 09/07/2009

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Quoting Michelle:

You know I have been having the same problem with my 6 year old first grade daughter. She has been getting in trouble for talking three out of five days during the week. I suggested to her teacher that if she keeps talking to move her to a spot in the room where she will not be with all the other students. Other than that I have been taking away her favorite toys and games everytime she gets in trouble for talking at school. I hope this helps and if you have any suggestions that will help me please let me know.



I don't feel that punishing them is the best  my father is head of the learning department and has been for 28 years and this is something they learn i think we tend to forget that they are five and there attention span is not what ours is kids respond well to routine and stucture but in a positive way if we punish them it will not be constructive as the enviroment is all new to them of course they are excited nervouse and it will take them a bit to settle in to there routine its like when we teach them anything we dont punish them for that do we no so why should this be any different

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Charlie - posted on 09/07/2009

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Studies have shown if a person keeps their hands busy ( drawing on paper ect.) they have higher concentration levels and absorb more information .
It could also be who she is seated next to , you could ask the teacher if she is being distracted by another student .
Another thing you could try is a good manners chart , each day ask her teacher how she went , was she well behaved ? explain to your child that if she fills up her chart she will get a reward at the end .
We have used this with 4-5 year olds and it has worked fantastic !

Michelle - posted on 09/07/2009

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You know I have been having the same problem with my 6 year old first grade daughter. She has been getting in trouble for talking three out of five days during the week. I suggested to her teacher that if she keeps talking to move her to a spot in the room where she will not be with all the other students. Other than that I have been taking away her favorite toys and games everytime she gets in trouble for talking at school. I hope this helps and if you have any suggestions that will help me please let me know.

Michelle - posted on 09/07/2009

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This is such a typical 5 year old behavior don't forget they have just come from an environment at kindy were they play and eat my son is exactly the same if she is have serious problems then maybe she is having difficulty hearing you can take her to the doctors to have her ears checked other wise relax she is only five and being a typical kid as they say kids will be kids and develop differently

Jamie - posted on 09/02/2009

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My first question is has she ever been in school before? Preschool? Daycare? Something where she would have learned structure. If not shes prolly new to it all and a little excited. If she has then you need to talk to her about it. Explain what it means to sit and listen. And she is old enough to start losing privleges if she misbehaves at school.

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