Ds6 is in kindergarten. He has been in trouble every single day. He clowns in class, especially at circle time. He intentionally does things to bother the teachers and/or the other kids (repeating silly or offensive words, touching people or leaning into their space). He frequently tells the teacher he doesn't want to do things that are "stupid" or "boring." Sounds like a charmer, doesn't he?
He's doing very well academically, though. He loves "reading group," and is usually totally focused there. Comprehension is excellent. He gets the math very quickly. Teacher reports that even when he spends half the lesson fooling around, he picks up the material, and is often able to "make connections" that the other kids haven't.
The school wanted him evaluated. I think he is the poster child for Dabrowski's Overexcitablities; his teacher thinks ASD, ADHD, or both. The assessment results are not in yet, but the psychologist said he doesn't think ds has ASD or ADHD. He thinks ds is behaving negatively because he gets so much attention for it.
Well, I'm sure this is a large part of the problem. I love the school, but it's a button-down kind of place, and ds is a "let your freak flag fly" kind of kid! Taking him out doesn't seem like an option. Our local ps isn't good. I can only afford this "budget" school because I work there, so other privates are out. I would LOVE to homeschool him, but there are varied reasons why I can't.
He is not a candidate for acceleration because he is not 2 grade levels ahead (or even one level), and because of his obvious immaturity.
I think this year's problems have been exacerbated by a mismatch between him and the kindy teacher. He needs a calm, firm, consistent hand, and she's not it! The first grade teacher is a much better match. I hope that with that teacher, and some advice from the psychologist, next year will be smoother.
Anyone got suggestions to change his behavior, or deal with the fallout? There are still 2.5 months of kindy left, and they may get more challenging as I have just complained to the principal about ds' teacher (She spoke ill of him--not just his behavior-- in front of dozens of people. For the second time).