Category Archives: My Journey

New research making me think deeper about next year

I am crossing my fingers tightly that Mike’s teacher promotes Mike to first grade in May. If not, I have a tough decision about what I should do as a parent. New research is saying repeating grades is not a good … Continue reading

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Getting nervous about next year

In November, Mike’s teacher said she would decide who would be promoted to first grade in May. I cannot believe that this is next month. Where did the time go? Honestly, I am scared whether Mike will be promoted to first … Continue reading

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Meeting declared a success

I walked out of my conference meeting at Mike’s elementary school with more confidence that hope exists for him to graduate from kindergarten this year. I only wished that the teacher would have provided the same information to me by … Continue reading

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Nerves shot over lack of communication

My meeting with Mike’s kindergarten teacher has yet to happen. The teacher had a family emergency and needed me to reschedule last Monday. Thankfully, the principal understands I want the school’s staff to do whatever it takes to help my … Continue reading

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Nervous about another teacher meeting

Back in November, Mike’s teacher told me that if Mike continued to have problems we would meet again in January. Well, that meeting is on Monday and I am nervous. I wrote a note in Mike’s folder asking Mrs. Warner … Continue reading

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Mike gives his teacher a surprise

I pick up Mike from school every day and last week I had a surprising interaction with his teacher. She wanted to talk to me and Mrs. Warner seemed so happy. Mike read a level one reader book to her … Continue reading

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Letter sounds click together to reach a major milestone

Mike has known all his letter sounds since the beginning of summer. The struggle has been to get him to understand how to combine those sounds to read words. He has been covering that concept for several weeks in kindergarten … Continue reading

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