I have two issues going on with my daughter. The first is not wanting to go to school. The second is reading progress.
I knew that my daughter would need time to transition to her new 6-9 year old classroom. However, it is now November and she increasingly doesn't want to go to school. She complains of stomach aches. Two weeks ago she told the teacher she threw up in her mouth so that she could go home sick. Later she admitted to me that she lied.
She started this school when she was 4. She is now a first grader. She has been working on word boxes for atleast a year and a half. She still seems to struggle with very simple words. She has read the book Hop on Pop to me, but she still doesn't seem to be making the reading strides that SHE would like to be making. She has friends reading chapter books, etc.
I feel like she has been in a sensitive period for language for a long time, but I worry that perhaps the type of instruction isn't a good match for her. Could she need more explicit reading instruction than she is getting? Should she be evaluated for a learning difficulty? Her teacher has been teaching at this school for 10 years and tends to more "go with the flow." The other junior elementary teacher is a bit more verbal and also trained in Orton-Gillingham reading instruction.
What are your thoughts? Do I give it more time?