Okay, so my friend over at Enriching Kinders has a dilemma she needs help with! How would you feel if your principal told you that your kids were to miss Science/History every day until they were reading at grade level???? I know as a second grade teacher, I would be really upset if that was my school! Those students are often struggling across several subject areas, and to have them miss "the basics" in Kindergarten....well, head on over and help her out! She's looking for solutions, maybe something you do at your school for below level readers, or just suggestions on how to approach the principal about it!
Meanwhile, she's turned it into a bit of a party by folks being able to say what makes them frustrated, and maybe having readers comment solutions on their own blog?
Whew! That felt good. Anyone else have that problem? Other than trying to explain to the parent during conference about it (and they blamed it on the grandmother who wants to pick up her grandchild early as a "treat")....nothing else has worked.