It might have been, but not sure.
He probably was doing that and other stuff to get attention. Kids will do that if they think that they are being ignored or abandoned. It's probably their way of venting out their anger and frustrations.
I really wanted to see the boy and see how he is progressing, but he wasn't brought down to the library this week for reading at all. I wanted to just say hi to him and ask how things are going with him. He would have said; "Fine."
There IS however, one other child there who is just totally obnocious at times to the point where she is just so blasted annoying! She comes down when my little buddy does (they are in the same classroom). She picks on him and taunts him about his reading difficulties. She says things to him like; "I'm better than you. You can't read. You'll never be better than me. I know more than you." This is so blasted aggravating, and I've really gotten sick of it!
She doesn't have a hearing problem, but she is just annoying to me because she constantly puts MY student down! But then again, she JUST MIGHT have one, because I've asked her several times not to do that, but it seems like the next time they come down, she's right back at it again!!
She REALLY worked my nerves the other day!! My student was looking at one of those spinning globes in the library. He had it first. The girl kept on snatching it from him! This happened several times. One final time and I almost lost it to the point where I raised my voice a little.
I didn't hit her or threaten her in any way, but I'd just about had enough of her taunting and obnocious behavior and putting my little friend down all the time!! I realise that she is just a child, but I've already mapped her out. She loves to push peoples' buttons and boss them around to see how much she thinks she can get away with.
I later spoke to the coordinator about her. I asked him to have my student and I go in a separate room away from her. He agreed and said that he heard all what went on.
They came down the other day, and she went and got a game. My student went to get one as well. He did NOT want to read at first that day. He was angry and ticked off at her because he said she gets to play a game all the time and no reading, to which he's right!
But the coordinator and myself were finally able to convince him to read. So I think that she is just a bad influence on him. All I know is that I will NOT tolerate any more of her reckless ways and her putting my little friend down!!
I love him dearly, and he does not deserve to be treated like a piece of dirt by her!! I will not put up with her obnocious ways! When he's with me, I will not allow her to treat him like that. It's not right!
He might not be able to read too well, but he's MY friend and he's NOT a troublemaker at all. He's a sweet kind and caring little boy. She's the troublemaker! I know that some kids will be kids and that I shouldn't dislike them, but I just can't tolerate her.
Either she's going to get with the program, or my friend and I are NOT going to be in the same room with her!