My son is 5...his birthday is June 25th. The school keeps harping on his age as one of the main reasons they wish to retain him in Kindergarten. While his DIBELS (reading) test scores have improved through the course of the year, they do not seem to think it's good enough to let him go on to first grade. He's a bright kid and seems to understand, etc. He hasn't had many discipline issues, so I know that's not the problem here. So, my question is, would you let your child's school retain him/her because they're on the young side/their scores weren't quite up there, or do you go with your gut. Honestly, between lack of teacher communication and not actually being told his scores (they just say he didn't pass--the teacher didn't actually send scores/results/whatever as we had discussed at parent-teacher conferences)...yeah. What do you think?
Answer by chavela_carlita at 11:47 PM on May. 18, 2009
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I'm a homeschool mom and what I would recommend is finding out exactly what he needs and work with him over the summer time to get him caught up. It would likely take less then an hour a day a 3-4 days a week to get time caught up.
If I wasn't able to homeschool, I would have him repeat because it doesn't take long to ruin a kids whole education by them struggling and learning that they're "dumb". Self esteem is huge, which is probably why you don't want him to repeat Kindergarten, right?
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