We moved cities/schools (private to public school) mid-year and our previously model student 6yr old has got his first report card from the new school. His teacher refers to 'minor but consistent poor behaviour choices' and goes on to write a very damning assessment of his behaviour. Her descriptions of his academic progress sound as though they were written for a 3rd grader, criticising his lack of imaginative vocabulary and structure in his writing. She admitted to perhaps 'expecting too much of him' but we're not sure what to do, particularly as he may have the same teacher next year.
He is in a public school while we wait for a spot in a private school... clearly he's not thriving, but bad reports will kill any chances we have of getting him out of this environment where he says he is bored and finds class 'not interesting'. We feel stuck and unsure what to do. In terms of his school, and fixing his behaviour while at school.
Do we approach the principal to discuss it, or pull him out and homeschool, or hope for the best and pray he improves his report card even with the the boredom? He has 3 enrichment activities/week but even in those he isn't learning anything new, just practising his writing, etc, and he is says he finds it equally unchallenging. And as for the teacher, do we request a different one next year and if so, how, without sounding like we're shifting the blame and excusing his behaviour?
Thanks for any advice!