I have a 1st grade son, and he gets in troube EVERY day at school for talking or getting up out of his desk. His grades are near perfect.
Bible - 100 (memory verses)
Math - 99
Reading - 100
English - 97
The ONLY thing he misses in math is when he skips problems because he overlooked them.
They have Accelerated Reading and he met his A/R goal in 2 weeks. He is currently reading at about a 3.5 grade level.
We have asked the teacher to give him more work...keep him busy. He is extremely social, extremely competitve...to a fault. So he gets done, talks, and wants to know why he was wrong when he is wrong. The teacher has told us that if she gives him something different that other kids want to do what he is doing and not their work. So she expects him to sit there for 10-20 minutes and be still and quiet.
We are at our wits end. We have tried everything to back her up. We have lectured him, spanked him, grounded him, made him do extra work at home and nothing works. We don't want to be that parent thinking our child is special and it's the teachers fault. At the same time, we can't do anything else and the teacher doesn't seem to be wanting to anything not in her plan to better the situation.
The Principal said he would approve him to move up 2nd semester to 2nd grade and a 2nd grade teacher is eager to take him. Only thing is he was born in April and is a young 1st grader, we don't feel he is ready for that.