On Thursday I left work a little early to attend parent teacher conferences at Kayla's school. I knew that she was having problems, possibly failing, but I didn't know the extent of the issues. Now I do. After sitting down with her teacher and reviewing her latest progress report I mortified to say the least. 50% in math, 23% in reading, and 18% in writing. I nearly cried once the conference was over. Needless to say I'm retaining her in 1st grade. . There's no point in watching her struggle in 2nd grade, when she's still lacking Kinder skills. We're going to be working with her military style this summer, but 2 months is not enough time to make up 2 years worth for missed academics. I'm the reading and writing front line and Damon will be math. I'm going to be pulling Kinder and 1st grade curriculum and we'll start with the basics- letter and number recognition, then moving on to phonemic awareness.
I'm just hoping a spot at my school opens up for her, so I don't have to enroll her down the street at the new school my company is building. But, we'll see.