My DD (July birthday) is 5 and in a half day (AM) public K. She enjoys it and has made some friends. Her teacher called last week and said she scored slightly below the benchmark for knowing the uppercase and lowercase letters. She is now being referred to a half day intervention program 2 days a week with 7 other in-need K students.
So, I've been going over alphabet flashcards with her among other things and she only seems to have a problem with lowercase b,p and d. I didn't lead her or show her pictures to prompt, just showed her the card and asked what letter it was. I asked the teacher what additional things we can do to help her and she said to just keep at what we're doing. She brings no papers home from school except a homework handout once a week so I have no way to gauge her progress other than to talk to the teacher. Would a few class papers sent home each week be too much to ask? (Apparently, yes!) Her teacher is new to teaching K in our school, and was previously a K Intervention teacher. I dislike her lack of conveying information.
The teacher said she is saving "in class" work for the progress report conferences, but I feel as if I am being left out of the loop.
Also, I was given no information regarding the schedule/goal of the Intervention class other than that concepts in her regular class would be reinforced.
This just makes me uneasy.
My DH and I are considering declining her from this program and instead give her one on one time at home (I am a SAHM, she is my youngest so time is not an issue). DD is very reticent, and this was pointed out in PreK, but it didn't seem to be an issue there. I am certain her timidness is contributing to her class performance (she's afraid to be wrong and afraid to speak up)
We are reinforcing phonics at home. She gets all the letter sounds.
Is is possible to effectively give my DD the same level of supplemental instruction as she would get in this intervention class?
We have to let the school know by tomorrow. TIA!