Sorry in advance if this is long.
Basically I have a 5 year old daughter in Kindergarten. At the begining of the year they did an assement and said that she was way behind. The school pressured us to put her in school full time. Morning class being an 'extra booster class' and then regular afternoon class. We finally agreed.
Well she was really struggling at first. After school I would ask her teacher how she was doing and kept getting negative response. Well in Nov begining of Dec she finally started to get it. She seemed to take off.
Well here lately she is having trouble again. They are expecting what I think is a lot out of her. She is only 5! Here are a few examples of what they expect:
ABC's capialt and lowercase, in order and mixed up (she can do this)
Count and write numbers to 100 (she can count to thirty and write to about 15)
Spelling words weekly 5-7 words. They test on Friday and she is getting 3 or 4 correct.
Sight words (35 different ones) read, recognize, spell, and write (she can do maybe 10 of them)
Every two days she gets a new 'journal' book. She is supposed to be able to read the story by herself, about 10 pages. Then on the second day with the book she is supposed to journal about it, or what ever else she wants to write about. She likes to journal, but is really just copying sentences out of the book.
These are just some examples. To make matters worse she isn't really doing assignments in class now. As an example on Friday they had their spelling test, and she didn't even write any of the words. When I asked her why, she said she was tired and that her friends were bugging her. So I tested her on them at home and she got 4/7 of the words correct.
I'm sorry this is so long, but I don't want her to fall behind in school. I just don't know what to do. We do home work every night. Spelling words she writes 5x each. We could things all the time, and practice her sight words as well. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.