Maybe she has a learning disability? How long has this been going on? Many very bright children that have learning disabilities can compensate for the disability for years before it is discovered, which is typically when the work moves on to higher thinking skills. Given her age, she's a prime candidate to be a child with an LD. You should talk to the teacher about your DD's education needs first, then possibly request that the school district evalute your DD for a learning disability. You must make the request in writing, then the school has a specific number of days to respond to you, do the evaluations & then meet w/you to discuss the results. Write the letter to the building principle & "cc" to the class teacher & director of special education services for your district. I strongly suggest that you read up on your state's special education laws. It's late in the year, so what you do now may end up being for next year.
at 11:56 AM on Feb. 3, 2010