LaToya - posted on 02/02/2011 ( 47 moms have responded )
My husband and I had our first parent/teacher conference yesterday. Our son excelled in math and vocabulary. He was average in other areas and other areas we were told he could use some work. Overall, he's doing great academically and socially. Although his teacher said nothing but good things about our son and even told us "...he's very smart" she recommends that he repeats pre-k. When I told my sister this she became angry. "Why hold him back if he's doing so well academically?" Well, my son's teacher says he has trouble with paying attention for a long period of time. He's not disrupting the class or anything like that. My son tells us he's ready to go to kindergarten though. He's excited about going. If he's held back, he'll be learning the same things from last year. The teacher said she'll give him harder puzzles and problems, but my sister said he might as well go to the next grade. It's up to my husband and I in the end. Has anyone here experienced this themselves? Was your child doing fine academically, but was recommended that they should repeat another year of pre-k?