So my son Tyr (5/grade 1) is very stubborn. This is something wealready know. Unfortunately it is showing through with his teacher. His teacher recognises his reading ability and has allowed him to bring his own books into class for reading (He is reading Geronimo and Thea Stilton- the class has Mercer Mayer and I Can Read books). I think she saw the beginning of his stubborness then. When I picked him up from school she mentioned how he didn't like the books in the classroom and that she didn't want to get into a battle with him.
He just finished his second week.
The teacher pulled me aside and explained how he didn't finish his journal and didn't want to write his practice words. I know that writing is a weaker subject for him. It isn't that he can't do it, but he can't do it perfectly. The same with drawing. The teacher had told the class to draw a picture of their favourite toy and then write it. She does a lot of one on one with the kids. She told him that he could draw a favourite game and that she would help with the words. Nope...he didn't want to do that. I talked to her about the fact that he has always been one who if he can't do something perfectly the first time then he just can't be bothered. She understood and said she could see that with him. She suggested that he will have to take his journal home on nights he didn't finish it in class.
I was thinking that maybe doing some practice words at home to help him "perfect" his writing. He never really liked drawing (well, since itty-bitty) and I think it is because the drawings don't look like what he wants them to look like.
Any suggestions from those who have gone through this??
Edited by lonegirl - 9/16/12 at 4:59am