It's even better to hear that since February, he's made so much improvement in many areas of his school work and that he passed his comprehension test with flying colors.
He is still struggling so much with basic phonics and he may have a learning disability. It's still too early to diagnose that....but the other things, need much more work.
We went over all of the test scores for an hour yesterday. Yes, he's made improvement! He's working so hard and he loves school and his friends.
We decided that he could really benefit from a do over. A mulligan!
It's been a tough year....for all of us. This is not how I wanted our first year of school to go....fights with other parents that didn't support the teacher and a teacher that became ill which resulted in a revolving door of substitutes.
Alex....is actually taking it so well. I was really worried about it because he has worked very hard because he wanted to go to first grade with his classmates. Here is how the conversation went....we were driving to Home Depot.
Keith: (paraphrasing) You worked really hard and you did great but there are still some things you need more work on so we're going to put you in a full day Kindergarten class called K-1.
Alex: Look! A Motel 6!
Keith: Okay then.
I'm the one that fled the school crying and lost it in my car.
After explaining to Alex that he and Mallory would be in the same grade and graduate at the same time, that they could enter the science fair together as a team and that for his hard work we're buying him a bike......
He's was totally fine with it and can't wait to go to K-1 next year!
Thank you for your support this school year. I've vented many times and you always know the right things to say! I love my internet friends!