Update

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Update
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Thu, 10-20-2005 - 9:31pm
Hi Janet,
Thank you for wanting to know how things are going. It means a lot.
If you remember my DS(6 yrs) is going to Kindergaten class in the mornings for reading and then back to Grade 1 for most of the day. It is working out very well for now. He does get upset with me and says that he is done with Kindergarten but while he is there he is doing great and he is friends with most of the kids. Some of the kids he knows from last year and some are our close neighbours so he sees them a lot anyway.
His reading is improving so much. He is reading all the Kindergarten books he gets for homework, and he is starting to have easier time with Grade 1 reading as well. His Math is fine.
I did find that feeding my kids(DD is 4) late lunch, early dinner as soon as they get home from school, which is 3:45pm, works better and DS is so much better at doing his homework if he has a full meal. We used to wait for DH to come home to have dinner, which we all really like, and we still all sit down later on, but this way I know they are not starving and acting out because of it. Before they would just fill up on cookies and chips and nothing really good.
He seems really proud of his reading getting so much better, and I think I did make a good decision to give him extra help as opposed to him feeling bad about himself. He is able to write most of the words he hears phonetically, but spelling is still a problem.
Sorry it got so long. I hope you sorted out the teacher situation and that Tre is doing great in school.
Ana
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: mom2s
Mon, 10-24-2005 - 1:54pm

I'm so glad you got some things straightened out. Time really does help but it's just so hard waiting on it! LOL! I was really happy to see your update!


It sounds like you really worked it all out! You've got your kids eating , eating WELL, and improving grades and skills all in one! WAY TO GO, MOM! =)


Tre got his new teacher two weeks ago, and she is absolutely FANTASTIC! She sees allt eh things I see, and we talk constantly! I'm am loving htat she is so on top of things. She's got them responsible for their actions, and Tre loves her! YAY!


Thanks for asking ME, too! =)

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