My 7 year old has been writing in mirror. Like if you held it up to the mirror you could read it perfectly. This is what the teacher told me at the conference today. Has anyone had experience with this? Is it the first sign of something or no big deal? I know Divinci did it on purpose, but I dont think he does that. She tells him to correct it and he does. He is very bright for his age and tests higher than average for his grade level.Answer Question
Answer by Amelora at 12:12 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
Answer by stickyfingers at 12:16 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
It is typical for students to reverse letters until 3rd grade. A seven year old who reverses things like Ss and 5s is perfectly normal. Is he struggling with reading? I wouldnâ€™t' be concerned right now. Especially because he corrects it when the teacher points it out.
Sometimes this problem pops up when kids start a new grade because they are expected to write more so they work more quickly and aren't focusing on writing each individual letter like they did when they were younger. One thing I've done for my students is tape an alphabet strip right on their desk so they can look at it when they're writing.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 1:30 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
Answer by stickyfingers at 1:34 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
My master's degree is in reading instruction. From what you say it doesn't seem like anything to be alarmed about. Sounds perfectly typical.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 1:37 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:46 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
Answer by Liansmommie at 7:41 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
Answer by midnightshadow2 at 10:30 AM on Nov. 3, 2009
Answer by stickyfingers at 10:59 AM on Nov. 3, 2009