We are all more tired.
He feels he is missing out on ‘special’ things that we do at home.
He has made friends but he still doesn’t have anyone to play with in the morning when I drop him off.
He hardly ever draws anything any more.
He does far more writing at school than we have been doing at home.
He hardly does any science at school.
There are several things that other children have told him he can’t do. (For example, going into the vegetable garden on particular days, or borrowing certain ‘advanced’ books from the library.) He may actually be allowed to do these things, but he lacks the confidence to try.
The school uses a reward system where children move up or down different coloured levels. It has been interesting to note the change in his response to this system as the weeks go by.
There is loads of testing.