I have a student who really doesn't care about school. I had my students write a letter to themselves for Writers workshop about what they think 5th grade will be like. Everyone was really optimistic, but this student of mine only wrote, I wish we didn't have to go to school. She turned in only 1 homework assignment. She doesn't try in class. She's clueless and can't do the work. I just got my test scores back from last year for all of my students and she is EXTREMELY LOW in math and L.A. I'm sure that's a good reason for her not trying. She just doesn't get it or understand. I have no clue on how to help her. I tried on the first day of school and she refused to talk to me. She wouldn't tell me what she didn't help with, how I could help. I told her that I struggled in math when I was growing up and that I understood how frustrating math could be. I got her to do something different at least, but I can't do that with every assignment! I'm at a loss as to how to help her. I believe she's on an IEP because she does go to a reading resource room for most of the morning. She will be going soon.