Below is my difficult child's behavior report from school for last week. He is in accelerated math and collaborative (extra teacher) for English, science, and social studies. On aptitude tests (or learning proficiency tests) he scores advanced in math and science. He was having a problem passing english, but the collaborative teacher stepped up to the plate and seemed to start helping. The collaborative teacher in social studies and science- I've never heard one word from them. The science teacher (regular teacher) has called me twice to complain about the IEP requiring that she help with making sure homework assignments got home. He didn't have the study guide to turn it because it never made it home- and I emailed her to get it and never heard anything back. difficult child has told me a couple of times that he has trouble remembering (refer to last post) but that he's not going to school and admitting that because it's ok for him to look like "he doesn't care" in front of other kids, but he can't go and let them know he's struggling. Of course, I have to weigh in that he's still a difficult child and may be doing some manipulating here. Please be honest- are the social studies and science teachers coming across like they are blaming difficult child for doing poorly or am I being too over-protective? Does it sound like they have not accepted there are memory/homework issues with difficult child? Am I being an unreasonable, coddling parent? Am I in denial because I think they should be spending their time on helping with the learning issue instead of behavior? Hi Ms. XXXX I think we had a very productive meeting last Friday and I appreciate your input. I am glad we had YYYY attend part of the meeting and I know he will continue to progress as the year continues. The following are teacher reports concerning YYYY's progress for the week of 1/7-1/11: (Art)- Had another fabulous week! no news is good news! (Band)-Doing great! (Science)- At the beginning of the week, YYYY appeared to following along in class. We had to remind him a few times to stay on task, but there was a fair amount of group work so that lends itself to more "discussion" anyhow. YYYY did not have his study guide completed, or really even started. He had been given an answer key to help him out and he attempted to show me that as his completed HW. When we took a test after we reviewed together in class, YYYYY got a 33%. It took him 11 minutes to complete. He would not leave the classroom to take his test in a small group. I spoke with him about how I did not feel he gave the test his best effort. I asked him to take it again. He spent 13 minutes taking the test and earned a 48% on it the second time. Same test, no scrambling of questions.... (Math)- Great week! A pleasure to teach! (Phys. Ed.)- fine (English) - YYYY has behaved well this week so far. I will have him in class this afternoon and let you know if anything changes. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. (Social Studies) -YYYY has a 75% D in social studies. He has 3 homework zeroes and needs to make up WWI Vocabulary Quiz I. "Collaborative" signs his agenda and makes sure he is keeping up with assignments. A lot of times he claims that he lost his homework. He is dangerously close to failing! He needs to check on "School" link and look at the homework assignments that he has a zero for and make them up for 60%. The propaganda poster project is due next Tuesday, and the WWI test is Monday. Today was the day students could turn in their project for 5 extra credit points. Next week, homework will be slowing down in all classes, so this would also be a good time for YYYY to make up the missing assignments so that he is ready for the semester test. Study Hall- Doing okay.