I met with Brooklyn's teacher yesterday morning to talk about whether we should keep her in Kindergarten for another year. As a mother you don't want to hear that your child isn't perfect, so it really sucked. I knew it was coming though, so that made it a little easier to handle.
Brooklyn is incredibly artistic, excels in math and graphing, is great in social interaction with her classmates and follows directions. Where she needs the help is reading......freaking phonics. Reading is quite important in first grade and is somewhat of a concern to the teachers. The subject that I excelled in as a child; I mean I was a ridiculous reader....still am.
The teacher suggested some things I can do with Brooklyn over the summer to improve her reading and we are going to reevaluate her in the fall.
I want to do what is best for my daughter and am trying not to allow my pride to get in the way of that. Jon and I both believe that holding her back will stunt her in other ways, so I will do whatever I can to help her move up in the fall.
Pray for patience folks!!!