My child benefit from the phonics and reading. It was detailed and made her do well in public schools reading.
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My daughter is a young kindergartener (turned 5 3 days after starting kindergarten) and we started her out in public school. She is an extremely bright kid who usually picks things up very quickly. she is also a very social kid. However, her first 2 weeks at public school were a nightmare. she did not do well at all. We pulled her out thinking it had much to do with her age. She went to Lutheran MDO program 3 days a week prior to kinder and loved it. I didn't want her to sit out another year before she started school so i called around and found a half day kinder at a private Christian school. They use the a beka curriculum. They told us when we applied that the kids would be reading by Christmas. My question is this, my child is not only NOT reading but seams to have lost some ground being in this school. Not being too familiar with the curriculum, we really aren't sure what to expect but i am suspecting it is a teacher issue. Pretty much all of her reading skills have come from my husband and myself. i am paying a pretty penny to have her in this school so she isn't bored like she was in public school and while that has been solved, it seems that she is not bored due to excessive play. i am meeting with the principal this week and really wanted to have some ammo when i go in. Am i overreacting? an advice or comments on the subject is greatly appreciated. Please help!
My child is ADHD and has attended 2 different schools with the A BEKA curriculum. As far as a hard core religious view that is simply not true. It provides a Christian perspective that can be found in almost any mainstream Christian church today. As far as the course work it is very demanding. The math is extremely advanced. Pre-K learns word problems in math before they can read. As for reading and language skills their is a lot of homework but it pays off. My child went from behind his reading level to 3 grades levels above based on national standardized testing results.