During table work he follows me around or when another
teacher comes in he clings to her. You could call him
I talked with his mom ( she wasnt surprised) and she said her
husband is like that
and she ignores her son and when "J" is like that she goes
into the bathroom and slams the door. I told her we need to
establish boundaries as he is allowed to do this and it is
interfering with his and the others' learning.
I have had many kids ask to be moved away from him. Parents
have complained. Today we had a field trip and the chaperone
came to me in tears and said, "OMG J never shuts up. I can't
take it. He interrupts and keeps going on and on. I want to
shoot myself he is so annoying."
I have given him sticks and each time he wants to talk to me,
he needs to give me on. Oh they are gone within 2 minutes.
Ive also tried stickers when he IS quiet, but that doesn't
I have moved him to sit by himself and he just shouts " when I
can come back?" over and over.
I tried a point system that if he can be quiet for 2 min in my
story, he earns a point. 5 points can earn some lego time with
me. ( he is craving adult attention) Yeah not working.
He is consuming all my time and I am going batty. I have
taught over 20 years of K and this kid is doing me in.
Yesterday he wanted to tell me all about pumpkins and started
rambling. I said, " hang on let me finish this and I will let you
share. He kept talking on and on. I try the finger over the lip
and he ignores it. It is like he is so focused no matter what I
say he just rambles on.
A girl stood up and said, "J!! enough!! Let the teacher talk" yes
they are sick of it.
I do think he is ADHD as he is so impulsive. He grabs things
from my hand, he crawls under the table etc... mom suspects
that too but isnt interested in pursuing that.
She is very young like 24 or so and english is her second
It is sad when the mom says, " He drives me nuts. I want to just
lock myself in a room to get away from him. Or drug him up
with benadryl just so I can get a break."
Our social worker is not available to help me. no other school
support. I am on my own. Academically he is a strong student.
No worries there so that is why I can't get support from him.
Please offer some suggestions. I am dreading going to work
because of him. 1-1 is sweet since he's so outgoing, but after
that, forget it. He takes egocentrism to a new level.
I wish I could recommend Mom pursue some outside help but I
am not allowed to do that. She told me everyday she tells him
" it is not all about you. Let others talk."
She does recognize this as a problem as he is the same way
in all environments but I don't think she is equipped to
After school today a fifth grade girl walked by and J ran to her
and hugged her. She pulled away and ran away fast. J's mom
saw this and said, " oh she is our neighbor. He is all over her
all the time and it scares her." YES!!!
Needless to say he has no friends.