At the beginning of the school year my daughter didn't take to learning very enthusiastically. Her teacher brought it to my attention that she wasn't on track and we worked together to get her on track. The teacher told me she was seeing good improvements and that if she continued to improve at the rate she was that she would have no problem moving on to 1st grade. Unfortunately we had to move about halfway through the school year and my daughter had to switch schools. I did not like her new school but didn't have a choice in the matter. Right away the new teacher was talking about how she was behind and wasn't learning enough and had talks about not moving on to 1st grade. I think my daughter is doing great considering she's not even 6 yet. She can add pretty well and if she makes a mistake and you point it out to her she usually gets it right the next time. She's learning subtraction right now and does good with most numbers except anything -0. She can identify all letters and numbers 0-30 (other than 13 I don't think she likes it because she skips it when counting too). She knows the letter sound pretty well and tries to sound out words when she doesn't know them but she usually can't take the separate sounds and turn them into a word. A list of words she can identify are me, his, we, see, it, go, to, can, for, are, at, make, big, little, my, the, look, like, from, be, is, up, did, he, will, she, it, and. There are more but I just can think of anymore right now. On top of all this the teacher is trying to make me feel like it's my fault she's not "on track" because they and doing this and that to intervene and get her on track. Meanwhile I read with her every night, do flash cards, bought her a math workbook and have supplied her more than enough books to read. What really makes me mad is that this teacher only assigns one measly worksheet a week for homework so all her home learning is coming from me.
Anyways, do you think they'll really fail my daughter?