I looped with my students this year. One of my highest students seems to be going through something lately. She ended 3rd grade reading on practically a 6th grade reading level. She's a stellar math student. She's mature, responsible and caring. She genuinely applauds/celebrates her classmates' accomplishments. She's that one student you just want to clone. That is how I would describe her pre-parent teacher conferences. Since then she's started to slack off. It started with one or two missed assignment. They were minor assignments, a book club in addition to her regular homework. I let that slide a little bit, made her make up the missing work at lunch. I asked her if anything was going on at home, she said. Then it got worse. We contacted her mom. Mom says nothing has changed at home She comes a great family, mom got on top of it. Nothing we've done, taking away privileges such a chorus, basketball, etc., contacting home, etc. has worked. She gets upset when we speak to her about it and how disappointed we are in her, but nothing changes. She claims she didn't do work "because it was too hard" when I known darn well this is not the case. I think part of it has to do with her ego getting a little bit, being the highest student in the class (although there are other high students who push her and challenge her) she thought she could let things slide. Now it's starting to impact her grades. I'm also starting to wonder if it's just the age (4th grade) or just her looking for more attention. I felt like prior to all of this she was getting lots of positive attention (maybe she felt differently and didn't feel she was getting enough attention?) but now all the attention is negative. Is it positive she doesn't care she just wants attention? (She's a middle child at home- has an older brother who I believe is pretty high achieving and a much younger brother.) Thoughts? I'm at a loss for what to do and this child has such a promising future I want to get her back on the right track.