Hi, I'm a kindergarten teacher as most of you know :) and I really am known for going the extra mile for any student/child/parnets but sometimes things get in the way of the child's learning. For example being out a month because of sickness, not having a helpfull parent at home, or behavior problems. At this time of the year a teacher needs to assess their students and see if they need to be retained (left back) I find this very hard because I feel all children have it in them to sucessed it wether or not they have the tools to get them there ( such as support of parents). So my question is ... I have a student who has very bad tempertanturms and refuses to do any work i give her.So i called in back up (mom) so together we could get the the root of the problem. I thought may be she doesnt like me (not every child i have is going to like me) because mom said she knows all her letters , how to write and her numbers when shes home but when shes at school she shows me nothing. Mom told me that the child doesnt stop talking about me at home and how much she loves school.I have to tell mom that i need to retain her ! But in a parents opionion how should i tell her? P.S. i told mom that during the last assessment maybe if mom came in and sat in the room the child would answer me so i could get a true assessment and mom refused. Do i retain or do i take moms word for it and let her go to 1st knowing that she is not educationally or maturelly ready to go on?
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