This little boy is my Joy Boy.
He is so special to me for multiple reasons besides the obvious ones that he is my son and I’ve spent more time in the hospital with him than any of the others… and that was outside of giving birth to him on my 30th birthday! I’ve trained him well, he tells everyone… “I’m going to be 8 in September and mommy’s 30!”
He is in grade 2 this year and it’s been another difficult one. Last year, he struggled in grade 1 but I am still convinced it had more to do with his teacher than him. This year, however… isn’t any better.
Last week his teacher called us to say that if he doesn’t improve… he will have to repeat this year.
I don’t know what to do. Some have suggested taking him out and homeschooling him and others have said I need to get him tested… tested.… that word scares me. He excels in math (gets A’s) and any social aspect of school (I wonder where he gets that from… no social butterflies here…) He is very smart quick & funny, but he is struggling terribly, especially in spelling & writing. It takes him 2 hours to write out 5 sentences. He can verbalize what he wants to write but can’t get the thoughts onto paper. He has a month to get it in gear.
Any suggestions, outside of the ones I’ve already mentioned?