You know it's Monday in foster care land when your foster/adoptive son fakes a head ache in order to get the school to call you so you can pick him up.
He is NOT liking school. He hasn't enjoyed one day I don't think.
He changed schools when he moved here. After one week of our school I was called in and the 1 st grade teacher and the principal told me they thought he needed to be moved from 1 st grade back to kindergarten. He was whining a lot in class and asked to go home a lot. Often said he was tired. So we moved him back to kindergarten.
He still is acting like it is too much. He really just wants to stay home and play.
Obviously, his whole world has been flipped upside down so I am trying to be patient.
Then, this evening, now it is Wednesday btw, he had a little bit of homework. He didn't tell me about it, but I asked. My husband sat him down and hovered over him and watched him start to do the whole thing wrong just to hurry up and get it done. He stopped him, corrected him and he finished the first section just fine. In the second section he started to do the same thing again and my husband said "don't you dare" and he then went back to actually trying and did it all correctly like he is capable of.
He honestly just seems very lazy when it comes to everything having to do with school. He is even lazy in his speech. He actually has to go to speech therapy because his speech is quite bad BUT when we are at home we MAKE him speak correctly and he is able to. I just told him that if he kept speaking in partial sentences and leaving out words the answer to his questions would always be no. It is funny how quickly he started making an effort to speak correctly.
He really is a great kid. I like him a lot. He is funny. He wants people to like him. He wants to be included and have fun. He can be kind and obeys quite well most of the time.
I have never had to deal with school stuff with anyone besides my bio son who hasn't had much of an issue so this is all new to me.