This is alittle long but please read, need help I feel like a failure as a parent that he isn't caught up.
My oldest son is in 1st grade he is young for his grade because he just made the cut off for kindergarden (we put him through k because he wasn't benefiting from the daycare he was at, he attended preschool before that and it was either putting him to k or put in daycare that did nothing) anyways......
We just had parent teacher conferences on Thursday, he has been struggling with reading which we have know and working with him. He has been in a title 1 program since K for reading which he gets one on one time with other teachers for reading.
We were told that he's reading at a level 4 and
he should be closer to a 10 by the end of the year (which is June) and if he isn't caught up then holding him back might be a good option.
Here is what me and my DH are disagreeing on and what we think about it all:
Me: Im fine with it for the fact it would be easier now then when he is older. I don't want him to struggle through school.
But am afraid he will be upset to get held back and his friends move on (he has been with these group of friends almost his whole life-they all go to daycare together) he's very sensitive boy.
DH: thinks holding him back is horrible, he needs to move on with his friends because that will make a bigger impact on him and he will be very insecure about that. my DH struggled with reading his whole life (through HS and everything)
Teacher: she thinks it would benefit because of his age he is younger and that next year doing it over he knows everything and it will be easier and it will build his confidence up and be ready for 2nd grade.
So I don't know what to do, I'm just asking you guys what would you do and why.
Has anyone ever been through something like this? The whole school thing is still new to us so we are learning.
Sorry this is so long but thanks for reading!
on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:53 AM