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Old 01-17-2020, 11:47 AM
 
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I have a student who was getting A's and B's from 1st grade to 3rd ,now in 4th grade had D's and C's and 5th grade has had D's and F's for two grade periods. What can I do?


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in her life. This happened to me while my parents were in an UGLY divorce. I had a 6th grade teacher that dug in and refused to let me feel sorry for myself and my grades improved again.

As a teacher, I've also seen it with abuse, deaths in the family, long term sickness, loss of income and more.

I would touch base at home to confirm it is not some kind of depression or similar.
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The student moved to this school two years ago, her stepfather is not in the home and Mom only puts her on punishment and she has 1 brother and 3 sisters. She tells her Grandmother it's them.
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Do you have a counselor, or are you the counselor? Has someone asked her about this grade drop? I agree that it's alarming and is often the result of some change. It makes you wonder if there is anything else going on that previously was not. I've seen it with all the things mentioned by whatever. With what you say about the family life, I wonder if there is some abuse going on from someone in the child's life. Might not be in the home. Or are there any peer difficulties (extreme bullying or friend drama)?
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Agree with prior posting. These sorts of changes are often a reflection of some form of negative change for a student. It may be prudent to contact home to get a sense of the situation and to help the student feel comfortable while in the classroom. Trying to reach them/understand them could be helpful.


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