He has struggled to learn letter names despite our efforts at teaching them to him. He can remember the sounds that some letters make (the ones we've worked on), but not the letter name. If I show him a letter and ask him what it is, he makes the sound for the letter. I will ask him again for its name, and he can't remember.
He is having the same difficulty with numbers. We had a movie night here at home with lots of snack food to munch on during the movie. He counted to see how many m&m's were left. He county twelve. He said, "that means you get 4, daddy gets 4, and I get 4." Yet, he can't recognize the number 4 in print.
What could be going on here? I would love the input from teachers who have more experience with early literacy skills than I do.
We've now been in school for 3 months. He's made a good bit of progress.
He knows most of his letter names, and all letter sounds. He has also started blending to read CVC words. He's ahead of his mid-year goal on the assessment they use for phonological processes. After Christmas, they will begin progress monitoring on phonics.
Not surprised, but he is excelling in math.
He absolutely loves school this year. His ADHD hasn't been a problem. I think we finally found the right medication. He hasn't been in trouble even once so far (knock on wood). His teachers are amazing and have been the perfect fit for him. Last year, he was the kid who was always in trouble and had no friends. This year is the complete opposite.