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My 9 year old son is calling out in class with answers when

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My 9 year old son is calling out in class with answers when not asked and wandering from his desk and the teacher said it is disrupting to the classroom setting. This has happened several times and gets better and surfaces again. Any ideas or suggestions and alleviating this situation.

Hello...How long has this behavior been going on?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Just started this school year.
What grade is he in? Any learning disabilities?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
3rd grade. No learing issues at all. Very smart child.
Hello and Thank You for responding. Your son may be bored and need more challenging classroom assignments. He needs to be actively engaged at all times. The teacher must realize this. Staying involved in challenging activities will require him to stay in his seat. Also, he needs a type of behavior modification system that the teacher should implement. Taped on his desk, there should be a chart broken down by each hour of the school day. When your son is able to stay in his seat, answer when called upon, and complete his work, he gets a star for that hour. If he can go through an entire day with all stars, he gets a sticker for the day. Then after 5 stickers given by his teacher, you present him with a very special treat or outing. Children will often work hard to change their behavior when a reward is involved. Make sure he understands the reward system and what treat he is working toward. The key is consistency. Thus, talk to your son's teacher about this behavior modification system. You must work together to help your son improve. You also must communicate with the teacher a lot. The goal is to reward the positive behavior to eliminate the negative. Hope this helps.
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