First Bad Review.LOL

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First Bad Review.LOL
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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 12:08pm

DD texted me yesterday regarding my grandson Bob (the 5 year old) bringing home a "bad" note from his teacher. Apparently he wouldn't stay in his seat. It's kindergarten! School is new and will be a learning experience for many kids.

I told my DD if this continues, perhaps she should speak to his teacher about the possiblity that he's bored. He might need more to do in the classroom...work, help the teacher...anything to occupy his time.LOL

Sharon

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 12:48pm

It sure sounds like he is bored to me too!  There is a lot of adjustments for kiddos in Kindergarten and staying in your seat is just one of them.  I think that she needs to speak with the teacher now and address this,  Does your grandson's school have a gifted and talented program?  Riley was place in there during the early part of her kindergarten last year.  It sounds like his teacher is a fairly new teacher and they don't have the experience to draw from as to what is NORMAL for early kindergarten kiddos! 

Judy

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 10:18pm
Poor little guy, they expect so much of them when they are so young. I would have your DD check out the sitatuion to see if he is bored. I remember getting a poor report on my DD when she started kindergarden. It was a learn through play progam & she was totally bored. They had them doing reading, math & crafts at her daycare. She didn't want to play all day. lol

Dee
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 1:27pm

Dee...Judy...I agree with both of you. I told my daughter to speak to the teacher. She is young! We'll see how he does with a simple "talking to" about it and if that doesn't help...on to the next step. :smileyhappy:

 

Sharon

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 1:04pm
It's hard for them to stay in their seat for any amount of time at that age, but I'm sure he'll adjust once he gets used to it. One thing your daughter could look into is a wiggle seat cushion. They have little bumps on the bottom so that the kids can wiggle around and get out some of their energy while remain seated. Our school has several in each classroom and they've really helped the kids who have a bit more energy. My boys have used them from time to time and have liked them.

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 2:46pm

I've never heard of these so I looked them up. I'm not sure if that would work, but if he doesn't improve I'll suggest it. Thanks!

Sharon