Having a hard time in first grade
My son just turned 6 in November and is in the first grade. Towards the end of the year, we thought it would be a good idea for him to repeat kindergarten. He wasn't grasping his site words at all. When the school tested him, he didn't test ready to go on to the next grade. A week before school was to start, we received a letter from the school that he would be entering the first grade. Because of my concern for him not being ready I made an appointment to speak with the principal about the school's decision to push him forward. The principal assured me that this was the best for my son and that he would benefit from this. Well, its almost December and the work is getting harder. Every night he has a page or two of homework to do that corresponds with what he has learned in class that day. It seems that when we sit down to do homework it has to be taught to him all over again and he still does not understand most of the time. It is very frustrating for all of us. I don't understand how he is supposed to catch up with the others in his class with his reading either when the site words sent home for him are kindergarten site words and not first grade. I'm worried that his learning process is going to suffer. What should I do?