Teacher picking on non focused child

Heidi - posted on 10/05/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




Yesterday i picked my 6 year old up from school and the teacher stopped me to tell me (in somewhat of a frazzled tone..) my child has been going to the bathroom too much (I think to hide or get a break) and teacher said she hums in class, zones out and doesn't listen to all instructions about packing up her backpack at the end of the day.. She also stated that my daughter is incredibly smart, which she is.. Been reading since she was 4 self taught... Counts until you finally have to stop her... Etc. Anyway, this teacher ruined my whole weekend because now I feel like my child is upsetting the teacher therefore getting herself reprimanded more often and setting off a domino affect where she is picking on my child. I am concerned about how to fix this lack of focus that now has been brought to my attention. She will not share anything about school but now says she hates school. Not sure what to do?? I am requesting a conference with her teacher but I feel this woman is giving the kids too much responsibility and is inconsistent in her instruction. She was the perfect student in kindergarten, but first grade is posing a new challenge. My child refuses to learn how to tie her shoes, refuses to dress herself (tho she knows how.) and barely eats lunch... Help!


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Jodi - posted on 10/05/2013




How is the teacher giving the kids too much responsibility? What you have stated here are fairly normal expectations of a 6 year old. A 6 year old should only be going to the bathroom when they need to go (not because they need to hide or get a break), shouldn't hum or disrupt the teacher when they are giving instruction and should be able to pack their backpacks at the end of the day. I am not seeing anything there to be inconsistent with. Maybe you need to elaborate? Is there somehow more to it than this?

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