ok, my DS has been having issues in school since he started 1st grade this fall. He got put into a remedial reading class within the first month, and his teacher says his math is suffering and he's not paying attention in class and he's gettin into trouble cuz he takes forever to get ready to come into the classroom cuz he's messing around in the hallway. I spoke to his reading teacher last week and she told me that my DS isnt applying himself and that i need to fix this at home. I talked to his teacher also and she said that he's not applying himself either. well i talked to my DS and he said that he's bored. He has no problems doing his nightly reading or his homework at home. what am i supposed to do if he is bored in school??? That isnt my job to fix what the teacher cant. I have told his teachers numerous times that he is a visual and hands on learner, not a auditory learner and all i get is that they cant do anything about that. he has to go with what the class is doing. My DH refuses to let me homeschool my son cuz he thinks that he HAS to go to school for the social interaction and all that stuff. I have done alot of research and i have found a few options. Online charter school that he can have a teacher and lesson plans and everything sent to the house and he has weekly meeting with the teacher and bi-weekly feildtrips with his "class". I have also found other charter "choice" schools that are alot smaller and appears to be more hands on but i'm afraid that the waiting list is going to be a mile long. I am thinking of putting him on the waiitng list and see if we can get him in if i put him on the waiting list now. I am going to be homeschooling him this summer. I dont want him to loose anything like he did the summer between kindergarten and first grade. Anyone have any suggestions on what i can do for him from now till june when school is out to help him out in school? since his teachers wont/ cant do anythinig else for him.. Thanks if you read this far!