My seven year old son is in first grade. He went to a montessori pre school and traditional kindergarten. He did well with learning and interacting with other children. His preschool teacher and his kindergarten teacher both told me he would complain to them about noise being too loud in the class. This happened when it really was "starting" to get loud. First grade we have new problems. His teacher told me he is not doing well in math. His papers he brings home are erased alot with corrections made (marked as corrected by his teacher). We decided to work with him at home to help him with adding and subtracting. We were a little surprised that he does not have any problems at home. He seems to be able to do the work. My husband asked him why he wasn't doing his math right at school. His reply was that "someone will ask him a question, for a pencil or eraser...., then someone gets up and walks past him...etc." We have deduced he is having trouble concentrating at school. His teacher has said he seems to be easily distracted, but he does his work which does not make her think ADD. He does get up and down a lot during class. She has moved him in front of her which has helped a little, but the problem is still there. I am curious if he could have anxiety problems in school too? He is in accelerated reading and seems to be doing well in other areas. (fine motor skills are not the best, poor handwriting still, worse than most in his class.) gross motor skills are very good, he loves to particpate in sports and has very good hand-eye coordination. His class size is very small, 12 students, which makes me think he may not ever do well in a large class. Do you have any suggestions? Sounds seem to be a distraction for him....I know classrooms have a lot of sounds for someone who is sensitive to noises. Any suggestions to help ot possible things to consider as far as a learning problem?