I have a strange problem with my DS which I hope that you may be able to help me with. Basically, he keeps getting into trouble for reading in class. How is this a problem you may ask...well read on!
The problem is he is reading when he shouldn't be reading i.e. when the teacher is teaching. Understandably his teacher tells him off, puts his name on the board etc. He did it last year but his teacher let him get away with it as he was such an able student. This year (Year 5) his teacher is a lot stricter and (I quite agree) will not stand it.
The first time he was reading a magazine so it was easy to stop him taking it to school, this latest has seen him reading a school library book. How do I stop him taking that in? I know he is probably getting bored in some lessons as he was straight 4A's at the end of Year 4. Besides the 11+ tutoring we do, he does extra maths and is taking part in special maths projects.
I have talked to him about it and I have threatened to remove several stars from his star chart the next time he does it (he builds up stars for a present or extra pocket money). Maybe I should leave his reading books with the office so they get taken in separately?
I am so proud of him for working so hard but this shows a disrespect to the teacher which I can't tolerate
. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance,