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Wednesday, July 26, 2006
From Bad To...

Oh My God Are You Kidding Me?

Yeah, that's how I feel lately. Things at the house are going CRAZY. LittleBit has gone from bad to worse. I would say it could get worse, but I don't think so...so it's gotta go up from here, right? Please tell me I'm right. Please.

School starts in about 2 weeks. She is going into kindergarten and my mom (the teacher) said that by the time she starts she should know the alphabet, count to 50, colors and basic shapes. Here is where it goes ALL wrong. She can count to 9. She doesn't know the alphabet..not the letters, not writing them, she cant even sing the song. Colors? Forget about it. I haven't even tested the shape thing.

The way her mom has raised her is pathetic. My daughter knows how to make scrambled eggs but doesn't know what color the egg is. I feel so sorry for her because school is going to be tough in the beginning. Tougher than I wanted it to be for her.

We bought some flash cards, books, and stuff to help...but she hates trying to do it. We bought a writing pad for her to pratice her name (BTW, what was the mom thinking when she gave her this name?!?!) she refuses to try.

So far today:
she broke 2 blinds in her bedroom
she threw the CD player in the floor
she kicked me
she kicked the dog
screamed
slammed the door

And she's only been up for 2 hours.


link | posted by Mrs. TSB at 10:46 AM






6 Comments:
Blogger Laura had this to say:

OMG!

3:23 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

Does she like the cartoon characters on Nicklodeon? I had a har time with my oldest one not wanting to sit with me and pay attention to her flash cards, there were some show on Nick that she absolutely loved and I found some VHS that had those characters teaching the kids. It worked. That might be something to help. Good Luck!!
Corina (grayeyed wolf)

5:08 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

Does she like the cartoon characters on Nicklodeon? I had a har time with my oldest one not wanting to sit with me and pay attention to her flash cards, there were some show on Nick that she absolutely loved and I found some VHS that had those characters teaching the kids. It worked. That might be something to help. Good Luck!!
Corina (grayeyed wolf)

5:08 PM 

Blogger feydargonet had this to say:

I'm not one to say put a kid infront of the tv or computer, but try some computer games with her. Also try making games out of her learning, some children just can't sit and learn like others. Maybe get a bag of gummy bears and if she can tell you the color of 5 of them she can have them. Or if she can count 2 numbers higher each time she counts she can stay up an extra 5 minutes at bed time. If she can tell you a letter she can go pick out a stuffed animal that begins with that. Also with the alphabet, try her slow, like the first 3 letters a is for...an animal or someone she knows (a is for aggresive aligators) then add a letter to it each day and have her remember it. Make it fun, like when your driving in the car, or during bath time. Also get magnets for the fridge, write something and ask her if she can read it, or giant letters for the bath tub. Get a bucket of chalk and write the color in that color and she will learn the color and the letters, and in a way, spelling. Also they have them 20 piece puzzles that have letters, numbers, and colors. Hope this helps hun and keeps us up to date!

5:27 PM 

Blogger Moon had this to say:

Contact the school beforehand. They will be able to do assessments, probably before school even starts. She may have a learning disability.
You could also try not putting her in kindergarten, but waiting a year and putting her in preschool or headstart first. (Headstart does regular developmental tests.) That will give her some foundational learning. There is no reason to push her into school if she is not ready.
Call the school (or if they have educational service units). See what they think is best.
A local psychiatrist, psychologist or doctor may also be able to do these tests, but your school district has to provide it by federal law so why not go that route first?

8:58 PM 

Blogger Moon had this to say:

http://ed.sc.gov/agency/offices/ec/resources/page244.html

http://www.scparentwise.org/links.asp

http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/sc.htm

9:08 PM 

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