He also had asked to be homeschool since he is so unhappy at school, bored with math and not challenged enough, they are teaching him 3rd grade math with no multiplication and division and he knows it already.
My nephew had a similar situation. He was in a really good school in 3rd grade, but at the end of the year my sister moved to a new area and he had to change schools. His new school was a year behind his old school, he was literally doing the exact same worksheets from his previous school year at his new school! She had him stick it out and finish up the school year there, but she withdrew him and began homeschooling him the next year. Needless to say, we're all very happy about that.
Also the bullying, the kids in his class call him wierd, I don't like you Vincent, Don't play with Vincent, I don't want to sit next to you...all different negative statements that hurt him and us. He is never in trouble and 92% of his class gets in trouble and he is the oddball in the class because he doesn't fit in.
I'm so sorry that your son was treated that way.
My son was seen as a bit of an oddball as well. He spent his free time at school drawing or reading, his teacher complained to me that he didn't spend his free time wisely. She thought he should have been playing Legos with the other boys in the class everyday (which he did do from time to time, but there weren't very many and kids fought over them). I don't think she understood the concept of free time. I can't believe I went along with it for a while and told my son to stop reading and drawing during free time so that his teacher and the other students would leave him alone. Ayden's a vegetarian and the kids in his class knew this because his teacher would make it a point to bring it up during snack time, so there were a couple of times when a boy or two from his class would mock him for this
and shove meat in his face at lunch time. Boy did he ever hate that! There were a number of other incidents at school and on the bus, some serious, some not too bad. It's all in the past now and we've moved on from it. We're all having way too much fun learning together to really even think back on those days.
I am so looking forward to homeschooling, I am counting the days left of public school, hopefully we will make it to the end of the
school year unless something happens where I can not take it anymore. Thanks again for all your wonderful advice and ideas.
I wish you and your family the best of luck on your homeschooling journey.
PS. Sorry I didn't write back sooner. My youngest son was sick (sinus problems and a fever), he's doing much better now thank goodness.