Nineteen out of my twenty-nine students are girls. At LEAST three of my boys are going to have trouble keeping up this year.
Today we were doing a math page from our math series. Our current unit is numbers 0-5. This page was showing the different number combinations for the number 4. 1 and 3, 2 and 2, 3 and 1, and finally on this side, 0 and 4. This is how they should have done it, and most of the kids did this, or pretty close to it.
But this is one of my poor babies, and he is this way on almost EVERYTHING he does. (At least he knows HOW to hold a pencil, or in this case a crayon) Definitely following a different drummer than most of the rest of us. When he messes up he really looks puzzled like he doesn’t have a clue………… which of course he doesn’t………
Can’t sit still, doesn’t listen (or can’t), wants to help EVERYBODY, but manages to do it wrong of course. He is the only person in the room that hears HIS name more than I hear mine…….
I just don’t know what I’m doing to do with him. Different kid and different problem, but the school itself wasn’t very helpful with my problem kids last year, and I can only do so much in my room.