Thursday, June 04, 2009

Another year?

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!!!


Jenney said...

I just wanted to pass on our testimony to you. When Noah finished Kindergarten last year he couldn't read at all. He was still struggling evening knowing which letters were which. He had a terrible time hearing the sounds the letters made. His first quarter in first grade he had a C- in reading. Each quarter after that he got better and better. Its like it finally just clicked in his brain and he got it. He finished this quarter with an A+ in reading. He loves reading to us and his brothers. He doesn't struggle at all. He was actually a top reader in his class by the end of the year. Anyway that doesn't mean you should put Brooklyn in First Grade I just wanted to share our testimony and hope it encourages you. :)

Amy Dubois said...

Freaking phonics! Haha You crack me up. I will pray for wisdom and guidance for you guys, and of course for Brooklyn. :)

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill