I really don't know what to do! I am torn up about this desicion I have to make. Any advice or words of wisdom I would appreciate so much!!
My son turned 6 the end of April. It is the end of his Kindergarten school year and the teacher thinks he should repeat kindergarten. I see the pros and cons to both, but I really don't want to retain him on one hand and on the other maybe it is best.
He has delayed speech and articulation problems but has been working with the school speech pathologist and has made great progress. With the delayed speech he is a bit behind on reading but like I said he is making great progress. He is fine in math etc..
My son is shy and quiet. I think because of his lack of confidence with his speech he does not talk much because people could not understand him and he would get frustrated and feel bad about himself. He does get very upset some mornings and does not want to go to school. Luckily I have an older son in the same school and he walks him to class and calms him down.
Do I retain him because of speech or because he is shy? To me that does not seem right. I know first grade will be harder but I also think if he repeats he might be bored in some areas. The teacher said since he went thru it already he will have more confidence in himself and will do better.
Luckily I have a awesome principal and she said there is no pressure, that whatever I decide they will support my son 100%. There is no wrong desicion.
I've been researching this and reading a lot of posts, it seems pretty split to me. If you have any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
This is just my opinion but when the heck did kindergarten become so hard? The things they expect these little kids to learn is crazy. I agree education is important but goodness the kids have no recess or "play" time it is work work work!! He even had to do a book review!! Really? Next school year they are implementing a new curriculm and the teacher said it is going to be even more demanding!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and offering any advice!
Answer by fiatpax at 10:06 AM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:07 AM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:21 AM on Jun. 12, 2013
Well, it will be a whole new bunch of kids, a new Teacher, a new class room. If it was my little guy, I'd say this is what a lot of kids do & lunch & recess isn't all it's cracked up to be. They adjust quickly. Once he gets into the new swing of things, he'll be OK. He'll be a cool pro & can show all the new kids what to do. I think it will boost his confidence by already knowing the routine. I'd have a little talk with his New Teacher when you find out who she is & maybe she can make him feel like her class assistant since he already knows the ropes :)
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:23 AM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by searay310 at 10:36 AM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by missanc at 11:19 AM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 11:29 AM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 11:31 AM on Jun. 12, 2013