2 days before the cut off date for Kindergarten?
Here in Ohio our cut off date is August 1st. My son will turn 5 July 30th. I took him for screening in march and received a letter stating that he would benefit from another year of preschool. He has been in preschool for a year. I called the school and the guidance counselor told me that he could not say or sing the ABC's, he couldn't point to certain body parts and he didn't know opposites like up and down, short and tall. First of all, he has known all of these since he was 2 and has gone over these everyday 5 days a week in preschool. Secondly, when I got off of the phone with him I asked my son all of these and he knew all of them. I asked him why he didn't say those at the screening and he said he was bored and the ABC's are boring. But when he's in preschool he goes along with everything the class is doing. He stands in line, raises his hand when his name is called, says his sight words and letter sounds, writes his first name, cut's crafts, he can count passed 10. He even knows a little addition and subtraction and understands the concept of it. They said he did above average with his motor skills but his speech could use a little work because his r sounds like a w. They also said that that is common for boys and they don't worry about it much until they are 8 years old. I feel that the cut off date is a little early but his birthday does fall before August 1st so it is my decision.
Advice anyone? Would you send him or hold him back a year?