On the second day of school I could tell a student was getting frustrated. A student shouldn't be frustrated at the workload on the second day of first grade. So, I did what we always do in a situation like this. I contacted the RTI coordinator and asked if the student was on any RTI plans last year. Later that day I was pulled into the principals office and told that it was "unnecessary." It turns out that the student was supposed to be retained in kindergarten, but the school failed to inform the parents so they just placed him in my first grade class. By contacting the RTI coordinator, I brought the situation to light and the school was forced to admit their mistake. I firmly believe that what I did was necessary and I can't believe the admins and K teacher were just OK with letting this child struggle through first grade because they wouldn't admit they made a mistake. Side note: Before I left the principal's office I told her I was having concerns about another student as well. Turns out that student has an IEP we were unaware of. I caught two mistakes that could have caused huge problems for these kiddos later in the year. I think I should be praised for being an astute teacher instead of being shamed for doing what was best for my students.