Monday, November 08, 2004

Learning to Read.

I know that I didn't read in the first grade---but my oldest son and Tori did....

As for why I am concerned EVERY day she brings a small 'READER' home from school and is supposed to read it with us.... and the teacher has a list of about 25 words that are 'sight words' and feels by this time Makala should have all of these words mastered because supposedly they learned the same sight words last year.... Makala can only read 2-3 of them and usually guesses and is mostly wrong.....

I have not become over concerned at this point because I know how hard it was for me to learn to read---but, I also know the school is expecting this.....and she is now in the slow reading group or whatever the PC word for that group is today...

The thing I am most concerned about with her is that she does not believe that things are consistent... She does not trust that Tuesday always comes after Monday--or that 11 is after 10 or that the word 'THE' is always 'THE'. That is the part that is bugging me the most----no matter how often I tell her the days of the week NEVER change she does not trust it---No matter how often we tell her that bedtime is 8:00 and that is after 7:59 she seems to think that something magic will change it?

We attended her first grade Sunday School event two weeks ago and all the children in her class were supposed to read a passage and she was the only child who could not?

so again I have no idea if I am expecting too much or if I am judging too hard or if she is still falling in the low normal or what? Time for another meeting I suppose!

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