My son has some issues with participation and using time efficiently in class. He is also behind in math and literacy. His report card said he only counted to 29 for the teacher, when I know damn well he can count to 100... he has done it for me! He is also having trouble with letter sounds. I really try to work with him at home, but apparently it has no effect since he doesnt want to put in the effort at school. Im not sure what to do... he does well when I work woth him, but doesnt want to try at school. Any suggestions will be helpful!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Jan. 25, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by vampporcupine at 1:38 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 1:41 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
Answer by 4xsthetrouble at 1:48 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
Maybe he's just a little shy. Teacher should have some recommendations for you. Maybe the classroom setting is too distracting?? Ask the Teacher if it is very loud when he is trying to concentrate.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:59 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
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Answer by kujus04 at 2:56 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
KEEP him at home the rest of the year??? WTF??? That is the worst advice I've heard on here in a LONG time!!
Talk to his teacher.... she/he can help come up with strategies that are proven effective. My DD came home with a note saying she didn't know 24 out of 26 letters... which was BS... she had test anxiety. She also had trouble with letter sounds. Can't imagine if if I had kept her home the rest of the year. Foolish! Some kids progress faster then others, it's just the way it is. You don't quit a year of school b/c your child isn't as fast as other kids. He will come along. My DD was also a late reader... not until after April vacation of her 1st grade year... teachers said that's just the way some kids work.
The school should also have reading specialist that can work with your child... ask for the help!! Squeaky wheel gets the grease!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 2:58 PM on Jan. 25, 2013
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Answer by Tesserae at 3:56 PM on Jan. 25, 2013