I am having the hardest time with one of my first graders. He is the only student who does not get his seatwork done on time, or ever. I have done things like, give him less work, set up a timer in front of him, bribed him with stickers and prizes, taken away his recess and/or specials... all things work at first but then he's right back to playing with his pencil, eraser, lead, fingers... whatever. It seems anything is more interesting. The only way to get him to work is to sit in front of him and point at each problem. His mom and I have been talking about this throughout the year. She even set up an incentive chart for him so that if he completes his 2-3 worksheets each day I give him a sticker for his chart and he will get an early bday present. This worked good for a couple weeks, now he just gets mad and hides his work or asks me to throw some of it away. His mom called me yesterday, really upset saying she doesn't know what to do with him and that she feels like it should be handled at school. I told her it is NOT possible for me, or anyone else to sit with him and coddle him through every worksheet every day... I have 25 other students. Yesterday I put 3 days of his seatwork in his take-home folder for homework and when his mom told me he didn't have any in there, I found it in his work folder which he leaves at school... now he's being deceitful, and that upsets ME more than anything. What else can I do??? Thank you.