"I just got back from having to visit my sister out of state, my daughter
attended school there in Oklahoma but I am just now getting her back in
school. I need to know what to do to get her enrolled here at Wheatley
School? She's in 3rd grade and we have been studying..."
"as parents we always try to blame the teachers for what are kids don't
learn. Are you doing something to help your child read better at home. If
you don't take the time to help your child there is so much the teachers
can do. We as parents have to work with them at home. It is not only the
teachers responsibility. It works both ways. "
Please, I need your advise, my son is3 grader on CTT Class, now the school asking me to move him to 12:1:1 class because his on reading level c, and the said may be he can repeat the grade. I refuse to take him back to that class because he was in 12:1:1 on Kindergarten then he moved to CTT Class and now his on 3 grade, because I', afraid for his progress. Please help me and tell me what to do.
"I saw in first grade that my son was having trouble. The teacher right off said, 'he's not finishing his work because he doesn't want to.' I gently told her this wasn't possible. All my son wants to do is please the teacher. I was willing to accept I might be wrong. After continued comments from teacher I had my son tested at a learning center. He showed signs of having a learning disability. I took this to the school, learned he was in the tier program and at the final meeting was told by his teacher that she felt he was successful at tier 3 which meant he would come out of the tier program altogether. The support person I brought with me questioned the teacher and asked if my son produced work when he was kept in from recess that was indicative of a child that knew what he was doing and she said, 'no, not really but I can tell what he meant to write.' :0
Needless to say, he was kept at tier 3 and another meeting was scheduled. We were two weeks from the end of school. I called to say I questioned those who would be at the next meeting since they were all ready to pass him off at the first one. The woman in charge changed her tone altogether and said, 'Are you asking to have your son tested?' My reply was yes of course. That was all I'd ever wanted. Three days before school was out the test showed he had a 127 IQ. They didn't however show his severe written expression problem because the test are geared for normal children not gifted ones. We did second grade with a teacher of my choice who'd accomadate my son's problem but was told by her not to expect much better than the first grade teacher as I moved on. Well, here we are in third grade. The process has started all over again. He's on tier 3 at my insistance and in Pathways because of his IQ. He does the work he knows how to do and is rentlessly told to foucs and try hard!
er on the work he absolutely can't do because the first grade test were to easy to show his problem. I send him to school everyday telling him just do what you can do and ignore the teacher when she tells you to try harder on something I've already told her you can't do. They're trying to get you help.
His written expression problem is so bad, he runs from the room crying if I ask him to compose a sentence. Asking him to write from the board or write down sentences is like asking a blind person to read. The disadvantage to written expression disorder is that you can't see it. You can see when someone's blind.
Because of his high IQ he continually surpasses the expectations that show he should be tested. The benchmarks are not geared for someone with a high IQ. Sad. Very sad."
"Tutoring? State assessments are geared towards the performance of the school. If the overall school does well, thier funding is limited. "
"My 3rd grader reads at a 2nd grade level. She took the Iowa test and scored a composite of 25% which put her grade equivalency at 2nd grade. We saw the problem last year and requested additional testing then. But the school refused because she had good grades. We are fortunate enough to have a teacher this year who is working with us but it has been very frustrating. According to the school even after the Iowa scores she still does not qualify for assistance."
"Great suggestions! My daughter is in the 2nd grade and was struggling with reading. They have put her in a reading group with 6 other children every day for 1/2 hour and it has done wonders. She is reading 3 grade levels better in just 3 months and is now right where she needs to be. I am not pulling her out of the group though because I want to make sure she is strong with her reading. Good luck"
My son had exactly the same problem. We changed schools last year and went from private to public. My son did OK in private school A's & B's, however once he started in public school, they unearthed that he had reading difficulties. His teacher has been absolutely wonderful, very encouraging with my son and myself, he has special reading lessons at school and is coming on in leaps and bounds. We are both very happy."
"I read the above question and answer and it reeks of my daughter. Unfortunately, she has had extra help from the school for 2 years as well as tutoring this year and while she has improved she still is so far behind I think she will need held back. Passing kids when they should fail does nothing for anyone. The child struggles and the teachers can't teach the other kids as they are busy spending time with the kids who are struggling."