HELP big problems at school!
Okay this may get long... My daughter is 5 years old and in preschool. This is her second year although she did attend only half a year last year starting in January. She missed the cut off date for kindergarten by only 12 days. Last year she had a different teacher and I was told that she may be bored in Kindergarten because she is (and has always been) very smart and already understood the stuff that was being covered. This year her teacher has complained all year about her not participating and saying that she isn't listening in class and that she won't be ready for kindergarten next year. I have noticed that she has been pretending not toknow things such as her birthday and how old she is, stuff she has known for along time and I have broght this to the teachers attention. Yesterday I asked how her day went and the teacher said she had a good day but went on to imply that my daughter has a learning disablitiy!!!!! I could have fallen over dead, I have studied early childhood education since my daughter was 13 months old and I know she doesn't. I refuse to have her labeled that way even just by her teacher in her head. I will not have her being treated that way. Even if she did have trouble learning I would not want that label placed on her due the the harmful effects of labeling children. I'm begining to wonder if she may not be bored.... because I know she's having problems listening and she seems to be more matured than most of the kids in her class.