Tamara - posted on 03/16/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son's birthday is in September and he started Kindergarten this year. He did 2 years of preschool and we felt that he was more than ready and he has ready enjoyed going to school. We had parent/teacher conferences this week and his teacher asked if I would considered holding him back. NO! I said. He is at the reading level he should be to move to 1st grade, knows all letters counts to 100 etc. Problem is his writing. He doesn't hear or speak all the correct sounds which isn't uncommon for kids in his class. examples L's could be confussed as W's, T with P, F with TH. So when he writes a sentence I would say 30% of the time there's no words at all just letters. He did speak late, after age 3. He's being evaluated at school and will start speech next month. I feel that the speech sessions will help him and once he starts hearing the sounds correctly, his writing will take off. I'm I setting him up to fail by insisting that he go on to first grade? Please any input would help. Kindergarden is not what I remember!