The school isn't providing what my son's need to suit his ability and his skill . This is almost the end of the first quarter , and my son always gets home with note from his teacher that he's talking during carpet time , and that he would blurt out answers out of turn . Those are the most troubles he get from school . His grades are A's and A+'s , the teacher recognizes his ability , that he is advanced compared to other kids in his classrooms , he reads chapter books ( he's reading harry potter , and he's only 1st grade , what does that tell you ? ) , then he does math stories , he knows multiplications , started learning fractions , he knows to do 3 digits addition and subtraction with carrying / regrouping , knows to tell time , etc etc ..
All these time i sent him to this private school , and when i picked him up from school , he gets a note for me , later on also i get an email from his teacher , my son did this my son did that , he's disruptive . When i pick him up from school , i asked him " did you learn anything today ? "
His answer " no "
I said " nooo ? why not ? "
He said " well i already knew it .. i am learning the same thing it's nothing new at school .. "
Isn't the teacher supposed to do something ? If she sees this child is more advanced than other children in the class , he gets good grades , gets his job done , except that he gets in trouble , doesn't that show her that this child might bored ? learning the same old thing ?
I've requested a conference , they said that they would give him a different curriculum , that hasn't happened , she said that she would brainstorm and will give my son different or more challenging home works , that hasn't happened either .. then the school said after our 2nd conference , said that he will be sent to 2nd grader reading class starts november 1st ! The reason they said november 1st , because the 2nd grader class will be moved right next to his class starting nov 1st . Am i wasting time or what here ?
I am paying them a lot of money , and i need them to provide him with his education needs !! Now i am starting to feel like i am wasting time , ( from august til october ) and wasting money , , for my son NOT to learn anything . Why should i spend so much money for him not to learn anything at school ? While i am still working with him on more challenging / advanced stuff with him at home after school ??
We basically homeschool him informally then since he doesn't learn anything new at school , but at home he learns a whole bunch new stuff !!! Reason i am doing this because i need to keep his mind challenged , so that when he gets harder stuff later on he would not complaining saying this is too hard and give up easily . Urgh i am so mad at the school .. we're going for another conference tomorrow in the afternoon !!
Oh and another thing , we asked for the copy for the score of his tests ( from reading and math that was given to him by a differentiate learning teacher back in early september ) , they said they would send it home with our son today , but nothing in his book bag either !! Isn't it our right to ask for the test score ?? it's like they're trying to holding for something !!