I found some e-mails from Pre-K. Just to share the reality of what we went through. Even though we had a Dr.'s diagnosis, the feelings remained the same.
Katie did her 1st paper today really well and then after recess she just wouldn't listen or cooperate on anything.
Katies' clothes are soaked. She was jumping in water puddles at lunch (I always wondered why they didn't STOP her). The teacher on duty tried to put her on the fence because she got into trouble. She threw rocks at the teacher and ran away. She climbed up the monkey bars and would not come down. She then refused to tell me what she did when the other teacher brought her to me. For this, she will have to sit out of recess for two weeks.
Thank you. (two weeks, are you kidding me?)
I wanted to let you know we are having a problem with Katie getting on and off the bus at school. She runs up and down the halls and in and out of the office. She won't stay in the bus line. I have asked her to stop this, but the problem is not being corrected. You need to speak with her about staying still and remaining where she is told to. This is a safety issue.
(Does this school know NOTHING about ADHD?)
Last one I feel comfortable sharing: there are others, but they only get worse.
I don't like to send a bad report everyday, but Katie just won't listen. She will do fine for an hour or so, and then turn oppositional. For example, we tell her to take out her pencil and trace. She will instead trace with a yellow crayon. We say go to your cubby, she will sit at the table. I believe that Katie is a bright girl and knows exactly what she is doing, but chooses to do otherwise. You need to keep trying different strategies to keep her on track.