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Help! Any Elemetary School Teachers Out There? Topic: Homework for 1 grade children
May 22, 2019 / By Neas
Question: My daughter is being held back in second grade. 1st of all the grades are ps=a/b, id=c and nh=f. She did fairly the same throughout the school year. Meaning when I figure her gpa is between 1.0 and 2.0 if i belive ps=2, id=1 and nh=0. This last card marking she recieved 1.2. Although I know this is not a good grade (D-) Is it failing? Who should I talk to about this since school is out? Will I have to wait untill next semester? By the way my daughter switch schools because alot of them closed down, and she did much better at her previous school. I asked her current teacher, why havent she contacted me? she said she made attempts, by notes or phone calls, I never recieved any. "I gave them to your daughter, or I put them in her backpack" or " when I called no answer" I made sure my daughter had her homework done, and when she showed me her work I knew she needed help, so I would help her at home sometimes correcting in school work and returning it. She was in tutoring. What should i do?
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Keshaun Keshaun | 9 days ago
It sounds like you want to be a little angry at the teacher/school. Perhaps it will help you to know that teachers usually do NOT want a child to make low grades or have to be held back...this does not always reflect well on the teacher and is always a lot of extra paperwork and stress because it isn't easy dealing with parents about it. I dread telling parents that their children aren't ready for the next grade because I know it is hard news to hear. However, I want the child to have the best possible opportunity to get back on track and be successful, so I do go ahead and recommend that a child stay back if I believe (based on more than just the grades..but the maturity, the way the child works, the amount of help the child has had, etc.) that it will help the child. The grades on a second grader's report card usually don't tell the whole story. If your child has been in tutoring, that should tell you that she was having trouble. The extra help you gave her, the tutoring, and probably extra help from the teacher may have kept her grades as good as they were...but you may want to consider if you want her to always have to work that hard and have to have all that extra help or if you would rather she have a chance to catch up and maybe be able to succeed without all the extra help. If you believe she cannot catch up due to some disability or a low IQ, then you may want to suggest she be tested for Special Education. However, if you believe that your child really is not behind and that she is being graded or evaluated wrongly, I would suggest that you ask for the results of whatever testing the teacher may have done that compares your daughter's progress to that of other students nationally as well as locally. Try to work with the teacher to make the best decision for your daughter. Teachers are usually required to make several attempts to contact parents before making a retention decision, but sometimes we have to resort to just sending a letter. You really can't undo that part of what happened, but you can see that you are kept informed next year by asking for a conference with the teacher at the end of each reporting period. I am always glad when parents care enough to take the initiative to contact me and ask about their child's progress and how they can be helping. Unless you have some reason to believe that your daughter's teacher is not qualified or is being unfair to your daughter, I would say you should trust her professional judgement just as you would trust your doctor's opinion about your health. Teachers spend a great deal of time and effort evaluating the progress of their students and usually will not make an unpopular decision like holding a child back unless they have plenty of evidence to support their decision.
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Keshaun Originally Answered: What do public school teachers have against homeschool teachers?
As a homeschooling mother I'm going to say something that might surprise you, but just because you are doing well with your children and the co-op children, doesn't mean that everyone is doing so well. Just as the sensational "bad" teacher makes headlines, so do the "bad" homeschooling families. That colors how others view what we do. IMHO, we need to have the freedom to do what is best for the individual child. In some cases, at some points in their lives, public education may be best. For others, private/charter schools may offer the smaller classes, immersion experiences, religious/moral foundation, etc. that would fit best with the student's needs. And yet for others, homeschooling may provide the atmosphere and focused, individualized attention that your child needs. In my experience over the past 15 yrs., public school teacher's opinions toward homeschool are quite varied. Some end up quitting and homeschooling their own, when they identify the need to do so. Some don't care what we do with our own. Some tell us (secretly) that they wish they could afford to stay at home and teach their own first. Some despise everything about us and never fail to belittle us in front of our children and voice unsolicited criticism to our children (I can count these on one hand, thankfully). I was an RN years ago, and worked during the time when medicaid and medicare and insurance reimbursement for care was changing the face of professional nursing. This included the rise of home care of very sick patients. I was so adamently opposed to this idea. How could someone untrained in nursing, elderly or very young, distracted by children, living in public housing , etc., ever be expected to provide safe, adequate and high level patient care? But though I was ashamed to admit it, years later I learned that I was way off. Yes, sometimes it was a failure and the patient ended up back in the hospital or nursing home. That, however, was infrequent. Many times the care was quite adequate, many times it was far superior than anything I had ever seen in a traditional health care setting. The why to this seemed to be very simple...there was love, caring, devotion to the responsibility, and a willingness to put that loved one's needs ahead of their own. They bent over backwards learning new and complicated procedures when necessary, but for the most part the care was simple and common sense allowed them to meet the individual's needs far better than someone who did not know the patient as well. The patient was not just another patient to them------it was someone they loved. If something came up they could not handle, help was a phone call away and no one hesitated to ask for it when needed. That is what happens in most good homeschool families. No one knows these children better, no one cares more, no one is as willing to die to themselves and put the child first as a good parent. If the parent sees the child struggling in a way they cannot help, they know that help is a phone call away. I was willing to eat my words and admit that home care was a viable option. Most public school teachers feel the same way about homeschools in my experience. When my oldest was in public school, I volunteered 3 days a week . It was the same 5 or 6 parents showing up all the time. Many kids behaved in ways that showed they had poor guidance at home. They were often disrespectful, didn't do the work and got mad when they were held accountable, were ungrateful at times . How can teachers see this kind of thing day after day, year after year and expect these same parents to take on the job of effective teaching? Of course, the truth is these parents wouldn't and couldn't. Not all families can do home nursing care either. But not all parents are bad parents. I don't believe for a minute that public school teachers feel threatened by us in general. Not many of us could do what they do.......but, some of them can't do what we do either. I do think they are fed a line by many teacher's unions and if you hear something often enough it begins to sound like fact. So live and let live. Most teachers are wonderful, self-sacrificing individuals, caring, great role models and terribly unappreciated. The ones that are not should be somewhere other than a classroom. But there are some homeschooling parents who should quit that as well. So people are people. PS--It was a public school teacher who told me I could homeschool, told me it was best for my oldest, and the principal who held my hand and said if I ever needed anything....they would be there. My oldest is now a college graduate. And when my youngest was born later, with special needs....those same public school teachers and principal were a great support and my cheerleading section. His special needs assessor and I shared ideas, fears, successes, and mutual respect. We need to approach each person we meet in life as an individual and not prejudge them.

Hoyt Hoyt
keep her in tutoring and have her repeat the year. she needs to learn the things that she didnt learn or she will be behind for the rest of the time she is in school. However, if her teacher really didnt inform you of what was going on with your daughter be sure to request that she have a different teacher next year. a teacher should always keep you up to date on your childs progress. If you want to talk to someone about her grades go to the administration office and talk to the superintendant of the assistant superintendant of elemantary schools.
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Emmett Emmett
even though a "d-" is not failing, it is probably best for her to return for another year in 2nd grade. if you're already helping her with homework and she's getting tutoring, maybe she hasn't developed mentally enough to go on. i'm not an elementary teacher, but i am studying to be a teacher currently. my nephew was held back when he switched schools, but it was best for him. now he understands things more and he will have a better chance of succeeding later in his academic career. even though i know you don't want her to be held back, it may be what she needs. having her move on without a good foundation, and asking her to learn new material will not work. it's called a zone of proximal development. she is currently stuck in one zone, and it would not be very wise to have her move up the ladder to another, harder zone when she isn't ready. however, go talk to the guidance counselors perhaps. if you get her in summer school and maybe something like sylvan learning center, she can get caught up. they can usually give a type of comprehensive test to show her weaknesses and focus on them.
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Clive Clive
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Anson Anson
Talk to her school principal and ask him or her if she can go to summer school and if she sees improvements can she pass to the third. Dont sound too insisting just express ur concerns and tell him/her you dont understand when this happened.
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