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As I posted a few days ago I've been working through a "funk" been really missing Scott and just wishing my life was the way I had envisioned it. Basically I was in that, " No Fair!" mood. I've been working through it and talking to my therapist helped.
Well my son C has decided to add to my mood by not doing any school work that involves writing his numbers or writing his letters. This week they worked on the letter "C". A letter he is quite familiar with and has been writing since he was 3...there is not even a pencil mark on the C worksheet he was suppose to do in class. So we meet with his teacher Monday to talk about what is going on and how we can motivate him to do all his classwork.
I asked him so what are you doing when your suppose to be writing? His reply, "Just sittin' there" the frustrating part is he knows it and I know he knows it. when I had him complete his number worksheet at home he was done in record time and the numbers were written beautifully. ( he did not know how to write his numbers before starting school). He is so smart and soaks up knowledge like a sponge yet he chooses not to share it by completing his work...it was so much easier dealing with this as a teacher than as a mom!!
Any suggestions on how to motivate a 5 yr old little boy to do his school work, I"m all ears! We have been having him do the work at home but that doesn't seem to be making an impact so now he is going to do it in them mornings instead of watching his beloved Curious George....maybe just maybe that will do the trick.
It's going to be a looooong 12 years of school if this is already starting....
Have you though about the fact that since he know it, he may be bored with it? I had the same problem with Jadon. I hope you are able to guide through your "funk" and that you are able to get little man more interested in school and writing his numbers! Many hugs to you dear friend!
I agree with Samantha. Perhaps he is not being challenged enough. Does his school have a gifted and talented program? You could ask that he be tested. Also, perhaps he is just plain stubborn. My preemie is FOREVER stubborn! If that is the case, try a rewards system using food treats, tech (time playing a video game) or whatever else he enjoys. My girl likes stickers as a reward. Good luck!
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