Monday, March 16, 2009

Death to Glasses

Well we have officially killed the first pair of glasses that Izaac has owned. Luckily it was at the hands of the eyeglass technician at the Optometry group we go to. Also, they do not advertise it very well, but we apparently have a 1 year warranty on those suckers!!!! Yea us!!!

The lady did not seem to please when she came out with the two pieces in her hand, and proceeded to tell me that I can only replace them once it that warranty period...AND! The kid needs glasses! Replace them...for free that is:-)

I have also made it a huge point that I would only go there to have them adjusted...I feel good right now about that decision! Again, Yea us!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Kindergarten Drama

Well, I will have my first parent/teacher conference based on the behavior of my son the Tuesday after Spring Break.

Why? Because, Izaac does not listen, follow directions, or keep his hands to himself. Izaac talks while teacher is talking, distracts the other students and "intentionally hurts his classmates".

Now here is my dilemma. He is doing very well academically. He is reading and doing math above grade level. But is not doing well with his what is the problem. We punish him at home for behavior at school...He spends time in his room, he can not play the DS , he can not play with friends or go outside...what else is there. We even reward him if he comes home with 5 smiley faces in a row...This week he was determined to earn a Bacugaun(no clue how to spell that) This week...two smiley faces, two straight faces and today he earned a frown face. By Tuesday, he had already lost his prize. I even ask him why he does what he does and I get no real answer.

Most of you know that Izaac can not walk in a straight line to save his life! He reminds me of the Family Circus cartoons where the mom would ask the son to go get the mail and you would see the "crazy" path he would take to get to the mail box...that is Izaac. Now, I am sure that is not conducive to kindergarten...but he is 5!!! Now I know he can drive people crazy with the amount of energy he has, but I would not label him as hyperactive...which I am sure his teacher is thinking. But can hyperactive kids sit in one spot and work on a lego model for hours on end? Maybe I don't know the clinical definition, maybe I am just being over protective, maybe, maybe, maybe......`

Yes, I do feel that he is young for kindergarten and I do believe that it is a mistake to have full day kindergarten, but we have to make do with the situation.

Is he acting out because he is board, responding to others or is he just misbehaving to misbehave.

Today, he got in trouble for pulling a girls arm. Well, when we asked about it, she had been stepping on the back of his shoes so he pulled her, pulling her arm was not the right thing to do and we talk about that...but at the end, he is the one in trouble.

I don't know, I am just frustrated and do not know how to make it better. I told him, I am sad because I want him to enjoy kindergarten and have fun...but he can not do that sitting in time out all of the time...

I guess we will see what the teacher says on Tuesday. Thank goodness it is Spring Break. I am sure Izaac needs it, but I am especially sure his teacher needs it.