HE WILL BE 6 THIS MONTH AND HE TRIES THEM ON WHEN HE GOES TO THE BATHROOM AND DOES IT SECRETLY IN THE MORNING WHEN I AM SLEEPING. WHEN I CATCH HIM HE IS EMBARASSED AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I SHOULD START. BECAUSE I DONT WANT HIM TO GROW UP AND BE GAY.
my son is in first grade and i got a letter today from his teacher saying they are going to start a classroom library in addtion to regular library time. we are required to send 2 of my sons paperback books at the start of each month so other children can take them home. at the end of the year we will get all of our books returned. well i have problems with this...lots of problems with it. one is not all of his books are paperback and/or to the requirements (so many words pages ect)...so i would have to buy more books just to send. most of the books we have are big letters easy words ect but there is also a good deal of them that are longer books that i read to him at night (not up to requirements) another problem i have with this is...im picky about my/our stuff. i dont want to send OUR stuff to someone else for them to not take care of it as we would (maybe...i know not always but still). there is chances of lost or stolen books ect. i can see maybe the teacher asking for book donations for the classroom or even offering to send in a few to add to their library but come on...2 each month for the rest of the year? shouldnt this be a request not a requirement? isnt there plenty of books in the library? am i being rude here or do i have a point? i am all for my son learning to read but think we can manage without having to do this....what does sharing books have to do with learning to read? i mean he is exposed to so many books already from home, ones they make in class, library, ones they already have in the class...and of course i do flash cards and read to him about every night. please...advice here is appreciated. be honest with me too if im over reacting.
also would you do it or say something? if so then what should i say or how to say i dont want to partake w/out looking like a bad parent?
OK 2 weeks ago my son brought home his progress report and he is in the fifth grade but he got five F's and one D-. For some reason he can't remember to turn in his work. He can't even complete his work. He is ADHD and the doc redid his meds has been on this new dose for three weeks still no change. Can anyone tell me or give me tips on how to get him to remember to turn in his work and complete it. No matter what we try in rewards he never reaches them. I have had the whole family talk with him about the importance of a education and the value you will get from it. I have tried rewards with money and little toys by the week still nothing. I can't figure it out. No one can. His teachers don't know what to do because being in the fith grade means to them that the kids need to learn resposibility which I agree with but to him that word does not exisit. Please any advice would be grealty appreciated and taken into heart. Thanks.
my sister is not being taught spansh or frensh she is 8 i started spanish whan i was 4!!! its better for them to start learning new langueses when there younger because of somthuing in there brain??? well what do you think? there 2 teachers now that have 3 hours to just do nothing now in my sisters school they should teach her and her class!!!!!!!!!!!
we live in maine so the laws and stuff and schools might be different from where you live
My son is in the 4th grade and he is great at Math. This is a subject that he hardly has to study he just knows numbers. I print 6th grade math worksheets for him to do in his spare time and he knows this stuff after I show him once. Will he always be good at math?Should I keep giving him harder Math to do? He gets mad when I do this he says "I know this stuff mom why are you makin me do this".
My son is in 3rd grade this year. He hardly gets any homework - usually only 1 math worksheet and is supposed to read a book (his choice) for 15 minutes. I am tearing my hair out trying to get him to do his work. Ideally, he would do it as soon as he gets home from school and just get it over with, but it's not happening. I've tried giving him about 1/2 hour to have a snack & relax a little, but then I can't get him out of relaxation mode.
I'm tempted to stay out of it altogether & just let him face the consequences at school. Unfortunately, his teacher is "nice" and I don't think he really penalizes the kids. I'd like my son to develop good study habits now, so he isn't overwhelmed when he's bringing home hours of work in the upper grades - but at the same time I'm tired of being the only one who cares about it!!