My number 2 child just started school. Ahh kindergarten. The up’s and downs, highs and lows. The tempers, the hugs, the tears and the joy. I have already got one child at school so I did expect all for this plus more with my overly excited 4 year old (who turns 5 in March).
But what I didn’t expect was to be called in for a meeting in the 4th week of school to talk about learning difficulties.
I was given a letter to attend a meeting with the support teacher and my daughters two main teachers to talk about some minor (but to me MAJOR ) difficulties. So my initial concern was that she was being a bully and not listening. To set a little bit of a scene, I am talking about a very tall little girl who is already 34 kilos so when she stands next to any of her classmates she towers over them.
But this was not the case. It turns out her speech isn’t quite up to par and her ability to retain anything isn’t there either. I was not ready to hear that.We play memory games at home and let me tell you this child has absolutely no problem beating me in every game.
I do know that she pronounces ‘C’ as ‘T’, but we are slowly working that out.
So needless to say I walked out of the office after an extensive “chat”, with the biggest lump in my throat and rock in my stomach. Maybe make it a boulder.
What have I done wrong? Was I so illusive to her needs?. Did I have my children too close together? Did I go back to work too soon?.
WHAT? what was it.
My daughter in year one also needs this special attention. The one on one thing with Lexia online reading needs to be completed a lot more. She has been enrolled into online learning of a morning at the school.
So I have come to the conclusion that instead of wollowing in self pity I am going to put that emotion into something constructive for my girls. I went out and bought bikes so I can direct their attention to another field instead of to the internet. And hopefully tire them out enough for a good nights sleep.
And twice a week we will have intensive homework days.
Lets hope this is enough.
Wish me luck!,
Posted by candicebrown, 19th February 2016