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My Kindergartner Reverses His Letters

My son reverses some of his letters. Should I point this out to him, or is this just part of learning to write? How can I help him to write the letters the correct way?

My Child Won't Complete His Work

Help! My child refuses to complete any class work. The teacher gives him plenty of time to complete his work in class. At the end of the day, she fills out what he is missing and sends it home with him with a note telling...

My Kindergartner Refuses to Write or Draw

My child refuses to write his name or make any attempt at drawing pictures. When given a pencil, crayons and paper he just makes small marks in the same place until there is a hole in the paper. He just says, "I can't."...

My Fourth-Grader's Writing and Spelling Are Horrible

My fourth-grader's writing is horrible and has been since she started school. Her spelling is just as bad. She still spells by sounding out the words. When will this improve? No matter what I do she gets really frustrated and just quits altogether. I don't...

My Child Doesn't Care About Her Grades

My daughter has no motivation to do well in school. She loves going to school and loves math and science. But when it comes to getting good grades or even completing homework, she couldn't care less. Whenever I try to help her with her homework...

How Can I Get My Child to Finish Her Work?

My daughter has been getting worse and worse at school. I am a stay-at-home mom and her dad is around quite a bit, too. She has been forgetting her homework. After school the teacher asks her if she has her work and her books with...

My kindergartner already reads. Will she be bored?

I am the mother of a 5-year-old girl currently attending kindergarten. We've spoken with her teacher about the curriculum planned for this year and among other great things, he stated that he will be teaching the kids to read. The problem is, our daughter...

Your kindergartner and reading

Kindergartners learn the relationship of letters to sounds and master their first sight words.

Your fifth grader and reading

In fifth grade, students learn to identify themes, make inferences, and draw conclusions.

Your third grader and reading

In third grade, students shift their focus from learning to read to reading to learn.