Six year old troubles with Kindergarten transition
My six year old son is having difficulty in his kindergarten class. After over a month in school he has had only one "good" day. He is daily being put in a "safe seat". Two or three times a week he is being sent from the class into a buddy room or to spend time with the focus facilitator. His mother and I have noticed that he is starting to resist going to school and is play talking with himself. He will say to himself, "Will you play with me?" "No!", he answers "You don't have a green card, I won't play with you!" His class has a behavior card system. Green is good. He has only gotten the one green card. My son has been attending pre-school since he was two, and while he has had problems with transitioning to new classes, it has never been like this. The most common behavior problem is "not letting adults lead" We have sent the teacher and principal several emails, and had a parent teacher conference. My main objection is that we are not getting any details of how much time he is spending out of class or in the "safe seat" My wife and I also have a distinct negative reactions to the teacher. Hopefully, it is based on more than "you are making my son unhappy" I am afraid that a negative experience will cause social problems, chronic authority problems, and a disaffection with school in general.