I am so frustrated right now!
I have been having problems with my son since last year. He is in 1st grade this year.
He is failing all of his spelling and reading tests he is behind in his reading and I don't know what more I can do.
Every day during the week he comes home and gets a snack and he usually has reading and math/spelling homework. So we do that...
I make his spelling list into flashcards and I hold them up and he has to sound out the word and write the word down correctly.
We also read 2-3 books together a night.. and he also has a leapfrog TAG system and a Vtech Vreader that we use for reading and spelling every night as well. I am very on the ball with extra help and I feel like I am physically doing all that I can to help him.
I suspect that he may be dyslexic but they will not test him til he is better on his reading because he has to be able to understand the questions on his test.
I don't know what more I can do. I am mentally drained from taking care of my mother in law for the last 5 weeks... and I still manage to do all of this every night during the week...but it isn't helping. Every week he brings home is spelling and reading tests and they are F's.. I don't get it!
Does anyone have any suggestions! He is 6!
I feel like I am failing him as a parent!!!!
I am meeting with his teacher today for a conference she told me on the phone last night that he is doing great in all other areas except phonics/reading and spelling.. so we're going to go over some things and make a plan as to what needs to happen to get him up to speed. I am nervous as so what she has to say. I don't like to see him struggling so much!