Grades

    Re: Should I worry yet?
    Amy K

    How long have you been in school? I have only been in school for 7
    days, but I already have some kids I am concerned about. I won't
    take action, however, for at least a month. Why? Because I will be
    told I need more data. I also don't like to call parents with negative
    news about academics the first two weeks. They need know, but I
    just feel that the first two weeks need to be positive and at least give
    the child the benefit of the doubt that it is just a transition issue.

    If you haven't been in school very long, you may want to wait a bit and
    document what you are seeing. If things don't improve, I would
    definitely refer this child. At that point you will hopefully have enough
    data to get your point across.

    On 9/03/16, DonnaR/CA wrote:
    > I have a little guy in my classroom who seems to have no
    > sense of direction. When doing a Jack Hartmann video that
    > was about Up, Down, side-to-side, even after the video had
    > been presented several times, he would go Down when Jack
    > was doing Up (and pointing up).
    >
    > Then there's the written work. I will place a paper on his
    > desk in the right direction, he will turn it upside down. I
    > am continually coming by his desk and turning his book in
    > the correct direction -- it's often upside down. (These are
    > picture books.)
    >
    > This is the first time I have encountered this type of
    > thing in my 3 years of teaching K. Should I refer him to an
    > SIT (Student Intervention Team) for possible referral to
    > SST (Student Study Team), or wait to see if it works itself
    > out?
    >
    >
    > Donna