My son is 5 years old, he will turn 6 the end of April. Let me give you a little backround of the situation. My son had delayed speech and articulation problems. Since he started kindergarten he has been working with a speech pathologist and has made great improvement. I recently had a meeting with his teachers and they recommend that he repeat Kindergarten because of his speech, being a bit behind on reading and he does not participate as much as the other kids verbally in class but that is because he feels shy/ lack of confindence because of his speech. He is doing great in math and he really is a great student.
I am torn on what to do. I can see benefits of both decisions. I think If I had him repeat K he would be older and more confident, he would have more time to work on speech etc...Then I think if I work with him alot from know thru the summer maybe we can catch up etc...
Kindergarten is far from what it used to be!! I agree that education is important but they expect theser little kids to do 1st grade work in K.
If you have been in this situation or one similar or are a teacher can you please give me some advice. I know the decision is up to me I am just looking for more points of view.
Answer by 3libras at 10:56 AM on Apr. 8, 2013
Answer by kmath at 10:57 AM on Apr. 8, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 10:59 AM on Apr. 8, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 11:00 AM on Apr. 8, 2013
Answer by kmath at 11:00 AM on Apr. 8, 2013
We Mom's know our kids better than ANYONE else, is he ready to move up, our would one more year at this time be what he needs to face the future. Having r son repeat was the best thing we ever did for him, even after doing that he just wasn't ready for the "big leagues". He did speech therapy in 1st grade, and was recommended for a reading assistance program in 2nd. But by the end of 3rd grade was being recommend for the gifted academy, sometimes boys just need a little extra time.
He is now 25, graduated from HS and College with High Honors, Finishes his Masters in Aug, travels all over the World for his job, the youngest person ever to hold his position in that company (one of Fortune 500's top 25 companies).
Answer by emptynstr at 11:08 AM on Apr. 8, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 11:14 AM on Apr. 8, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 11:18 AM on Apr. 8, 2013
I would have him repeat it. My Son turned 6 right after he started Kindergarten. I didn't think he was ready to start the previous year at 5. He did 2 years of Preschool. He is very smart but was not mature enough yet IMO. Many of the other children in his class are also 6. Actually more than 1/2 the kids are 6. I am glad I did it too. Many of the other Mom's said they should have waited also. So it will only benefit him by redoing Kindergarten again. Let him get ahead now or else he may always be struggling & behind. The Teachers have a lot of experience too in what they recommend. Maybe you can get him some tutoring over the summer as well. Then he'll be more than prepared. GL!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:19 AM on Apr. 8, 2013