My son is struggling in first grade. He will be 7 in April. His teacher called us in for a conference because J cant get his class work done. He rarely finishes an assignment. Teacher is concerned with his ability to focus and his daydreaming. On Friday’s he brings home half finished worksheets and grades of 48, 59, 62, etc… rarely anything north of 80. We have started a “Communication Notebook” where she tells us each day how he did. The idea is to create incentives at home for improved performance at school. He is reading at grade level, his math skills are good – though he struggles with verbalizing why he know what he knows and with word problems. His spelling is fair but handwriting is atrocious.
I was home with the kids up until a year ago when finances forced me back to work. Money is tight so costly approaches are out of reach. Does anyone have any book recommendations, idea for things we can do at home to help him follow instructions better. He is very distractible. Tell him to put his shoes away and hang up his jacket and he forgets where he is going halfway to his room – distracted by the coin he found on the floor.