Molly - posted on 04/22/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
This is my first time placing a post, and I am hoping that your experiences can help guide me in the right direction.
I have a 5 year old boy and am concerned about behavior issues when kindergarten starts. He seemed to have normal baby milestones until about 18 months. He would tell me when driving "That road goes to school", or "that's the way to the mall", etc. At 2.5 he knew all the planets in the solar system and at 3 he could point out all 20 written names of his classmates in preschool. At almost 5 he could name in order stores grouped together in our town, ie Barnes and noble is next to Bed bath and beyond, then party city, then shoe carnival...for multiple shopping complexes in our area. He is currently reading books in the 1st to 2nd grade range and most of it seems to be sight reading, however I think he may be sounding some words out, He read phone as pone the other day. He also has recently developed an affinity towards maps. He started with the disney world maps after our vacation and now loves to read the michigan road map before bedtime.
At 4 he started to have problems at circle time at preschool and it persisted untl he was moved into the school age room about 3 months ago. Just as he was moved in with the kindergarten kids he seemed to be doing well in circle, but he has recently been causing problems again. Can't sit still, etc. When the teacher asks him what she just said, the majority of the time he can repeat what she was saying. Is he gifted and bored? I am extremely concerned when he gets to kindergarten he will be labeled ADHD incorrectly. I am wondering if it would be wise to talk to his teacher before school starts, or should I just wait and see how things go?