My son (just turned 7) in first grade has had trouble with reading. His issue is sounding out words he does not know. His fluency is way up but down in comprehension. That being said he still gets a B average on his reading tests each week which I am ok with. Math he is starting to have trouble ( after getting past ten on math facts. He had gotten a B, C and A on unit tests but the most current unit was math facts and he bombed the unit assessment and county assessment. I can't figure it out I worked with him on it. He was out a couple days last week not sure how much bearing it had. Don't know if he was really just off. But today he brought home a worksheet that he said teacher pointed out to class that he got a 100% on. So I know he can do it. Anyway the teacher emailed that she is more concerned now and we have to talk about next year. I am really worried that she wants him to repeat. He does not want this. He doesn't indicate the work is hard and is willing to do the work I think it just requires more effort on his part. Once he is faced with a challenge and does it he is so happy about it. I don't think repeating will challenge him. Don't know what to do.
on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:33 AM