Well not even a full week into school and Ray is already having troubles. Apparently he doesn't want to do his work. A note was sent home on Friday along with all the work he didn't do to do over the weekend. From what I read instead of working he would rather play with his scissors and glue stick, or work on his comic strips (thank you Captin Underpants). (Something also in the note about having to re-direct him 4 or 5 times as well.)
I did have a talk to him about it and he knows the consequences of not doing his work, and we made a deal that I would work on making school better for him, but he also had to promise to do what the teachers asked.
He also isn't sitting with anyone at lunch. He has a "friend" in his class who he sits with on the bus, but he says the boy won't sit with him at lunch. His only real friend from his K class has a different teacher and is often in trouble and missing recess, so he's not playing with anyone at recess either (according to him).
After all the run around last year I am at a loss where to start fresh this year.
I know I need to call special ed and get on them about rescheduling the meeting from last spring. They don't think he has dyslexia, but I really do think that is part of the problem. I also think he would benefit greatly from OT, but they don't agree either. How do I get my point across to them? And let's not leave out the fact that they are not challenging him at all. His work to this point (which I understand is review) is counting, writing letters, and coloring. DS loathes coloring and would rather suffer the consequences than do it... and come on... he can do multiple digit addition in his head as well as simple multiplication.