[TABLE] [TR="class: Header"] [TD="class: ReadMsgHeaderCol1"][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: Header"] [TD="class: ReadMsgHeaderCol1"][/TD] [TD]Fri 11/11/11 5:23 PM[/TD] [/TR] [TR="class: Header"] [TD="class: ReadMsgHeaderCol1"][/TD] [TD]Martie,[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Good Afternoon! Behavior wise, Carson is continuing to do well in math. Today he even wanted to "challenge" himself while they were practicing their multiplication facts. He wrote down 1,000 time 1,000. I quickly taught him how to count the zeros and multiply the ones. He liked that so he kept making "challenging" multiplication problems. He picked up on the pattern very quickly. Was he studying the multiplication facts he was suppose to? No, but he was studying his multiplication and LIKING it... We played a game later where he could study his 3 facts. Later he did 4 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems in his journal, no problem. He just needed a lot of encouraging... but he "used his brain." Thank you for working with him on his math homework last night! I could tell a big difference in yesterday, than today! I am atill concerned with his limited knowledge of knowing his multiplication facts. He knows how to figure out what the answer is, but as far a recalling them, he can't. He really struggles with them and just can't remember them. He is so bright in many, many areas, but this is one he can't seem to grasp. Any ideas? I know we already ask so much of you, but in your spare time, could work with him on knowing his multiplication facts, please? In the past, students who have not known their multiplication facts automatically have fallen behind, because so much of the rest of 4th grade math relies heavily on those multiplication facts. Lately, Carson has been very touchy-feely...not necessarily in a bad way, but we have had to remind him to keep his hands to himself. Especially with a certain someone. He just wants to hug her and be with her. He got in trouble today in the bathroom during my class. He called other 2nd grade kids in the bathroom "morons." Both Mrs. M*** and I talked to him about it and how it would make him feel. He apologized to the boys. I also talked to him about breaking my trust. I told him I was disappointed in that decision today, and I might have to send someone to the bathroom with him each time he went. He assured me he didn't want that, and he "swore" he wouldn't do anything like that again. Overall, we have seen huge progress in Carson. He still doesn't want/like to write in any subject, and he struggles with how to treat others... but other than that he is making huge steps. I am proud of him! FYI: Just in case you didn't know, Carson is funny. I laughed at him hard 2 or 3 times today. One time, he had just received his multiplication fact test. As soon as he got it, he says, "I'm freaking out, freaking out, freaking out." The way he said it was priceless. He also is a pretty good dancer. We had a warm-up song today, and he got up and danced his heart out!