Sunday, October 7, 2012
Fifer Fall Fest
In other news, Bill and I are trying to make some decisions on Jack's school progress. It has been suggested to hold him back a year. Right now, he is in the "4's" class, and his teacher feels like he should go back to the 3's class, next year go to the 4's, then the year after start Kindergarten. He is struggling with his colors and his letters, but just in the last few weeks he has learned so much. I am leaning towards having him finish the 4's, and asking for special accommodation's because it is very tough on him to have any type of disruption in his schedule. Bill and I will have to continue to do nightly homework and step it up at home more so than usual if we go this route. He has testing next week where he has to rhyme, recognize 17 of the upper case letters, recognize his name, write his name, etc, etc. We will see where he is on the testing, and make a decision after that. He has a late birthday (July), he is small for his age, and given the delayed start we knew that he would probably have a repeat somewhere...but still breaks our hearts. Given his start in life, his maturity seems that of his peers, and he is very smart. He remembers everything...and I mean everything. I have every confidence that he will catch up! Now, how do you make learning look like a hockey stick and puck? THAT is how he will learn!!