I am on the fence about this situation and I wanted to get the opinions of others. I teach full day Kindergarten in a private day care center. We go all summer, although the summer is a lot more laid back and it's more like a summer camp (a lot of arts and crafts and class trips). I have a child in my room who has a lot of behavior and extreme anger management problems. I only have her for three more weeks before she moves to a new school. She started in the pre-K classroom where one of the teachers is her aunt. They worked with her a lot in that class but her social worker thought she should move up to the Kindergarten class over the summer with the rest of her class (we move our classes in June after graduation). Yesterday I was in my class by myself and had to physically restrain this child for 15 minutes. She was jumping all over the other children, climbing on the window sills, hitting, kicking, etc. ! She met with her social worker today and had an awesome day. The social worker told me that the child's main issue is her family life and that we can do the best we can do with her but her issues are much deeper than any of us can help her solve. I talked to her mom today and told her that she had a little bit of a problem in circle today. Mom said that she has two sisters, 10 and 12, who teach her and they teach her things so she gets bored during circle. In pre-K they didn't have her sit in circle, they set up a special area in the room so she could read books on her own while they did circle and she joined them when they were done. I can see the mothers point, that her child may be smart but I have other children who are smart and know the things we do in circle already. They sit and I level activities so all the children are challenged. I spend a ton of time working on plans and activities for my kids. I also have my children hld hands with a partner when they line up. SHe is always telling the children they are dirty or she doesn't like them. I told her to just walk with her partner in line, that she doesn't have to hold her hand. My question is, is this doing her a disservice because when she goes to public school in 3 weeks she won't really have much of a choice when and where she can participate? And what do I tell the other children in my class when they don't want to sit through circle? Or when they want to take their shoes off when they are playing outside (something else they let her do in pre-k)? Some things are not set in stone and I am flexible with. However, do I have to change every one of my rules and procedures for this child???