Amy - posted on 07/28/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
My son turned 6 in April and he was in Kindergarten last year. He seems to be at grade level with everything but his reading. He wont even sound his letters out. Should I go ahead with him going into 1st grade and hope that he has a great growth spurt and just catches up or do I keep him back and worry that when he gets his great growth spurt, he will be too advanced for his class and be missing out on things he really should be learning?
Thank you all for the advice. I will talk with his teacher and see if she will give him an evaluation. I work and work and work with him at home, but we are only getting baby steps. It is really hard to have a kid who excells at everything but one thing....you just do not know what to do in that situation. I think we do have a speech expert at our school. Now that I think of it Jonah used to stutter his words when he was just learning to talk. I wonder if that has something to do with our troubles now. He grew out of the stuttering problem like they said he would, but still could be a problem with sound recognition. I will have that checked out to.
He is in a very small charter school called Sierra Montaessori Academy and they do wonders with the kids. I think for now we will look into 1st grade and just work extra on that reading thing.