Merry Posted July 19, 2012 Share Posted July 19, 2012 My 11 year old ds has been going to SS at our church for the past nine years since he was two and had always enjoyed it a lot. However, this past year, his fifth grade class has had a high turnover of teachers which is unusual. His present teacher is quite strict and almost harsh, so I think. He talks fast, has his kids writing a lot in workbooks while he is talking, and he rewards those who finish early with candy and free time. My son can't write quickly and he's hard of hearing so he can't lipread while he is writing so he's not finishing on time and getting the rewards. But I was willing to try to work w/ the teacher and hope that my ds will get a new teacher next fall for sixth grade. But then he announced that for memorizing so many verses per week and for attendance for the rest of the summer, he will reward the kids with a trip to the museum in the big city. We will be on vacation at that time. So now, I'm feeling like he will be demoralized if you know what I mean. I'm tempted to pull him out of class for the rest of the summer but would that set a bad precedent for the future? Will he as a teenager look back and think that if SS or church in general gets too difficult, he can just leave and become one of those church hoppers? Am I blowing this out of proportion?:) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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