I think I posted earlier this year that Keyana had been talked to about misbehaving a bit in her pre-k class. Nothing really major, just not really wanting to nap when its nap time and being a bit too talkative. Well its continuing. Oh and also that she was a bit slow on the uptake on her letters. Well...Linda told us this weekend that she would like it if we would have a word or three with her. Seems she has been acting up more. As we know they just went back after the long holiday so that may be some of it. She has been much more talkative. Doesnt want to hush when told to. She was standing on her head to be funny. My guess is to get out of work she didnt want to do. Linda also said she is finding it really hard to work with her on her letters. We are trying here too. I got her both the Vreader and the Mobigo which both have word games and counting games. She plays them but still has a hard time with anything to do with letters. I have a leapfrog thing with the letters on the fridge. You put the letter in the box and it says the letter and the sounds. I also have a dry erase book with all the letters both capital and lower case so she can copy the letter and we do that...she can copy them pretty well...but cant tell you what letter it is even 5 minutes after we say it to her. She also has this table and chair thing that is dry erase. She can write on that. I will write a letter A on it. She will write rows and rows of A's. I get her to say...A as she writes each one. The we wipe them all off and do say the letter B. She does a row of B's. We wipe them off and I show her the letter A again and ask her what that letter is and she cant tell me what it is! Even though it hasnt been 5 minutes since she wrote 15 of the letter A's. She does know about 3 letters down pat and I dont know why...well except for one. She knows K...for her name...she knows N...and she knows O. Nothing else. I am thinking she may have some sort of Learning Disability (LD). I think this is also why she is acting up in class. I have a puzzle where she has to sort the letters out and put them back where they go and she can do that but that is simply matching shapes. She doesnt know the letters. If I say...get me the A...she is lost. Now if I say...give me the A that looks like this...thats ok, but again, the minute we leave the puzzle, the info is gone. Once it is put together I can go...ok, what is this letter...and she just guesses. She also doesnt write in a straight line...like if I say...ok...lets write a word and I will tell you what letters to write. lets write CAT. And she can actually do the letters if I put the letters down in front of her. But she will do say the C then the t and the A in front of the C. Sometimes I can get her to actually write the letters with me just saying...A or L or K or E or squiggle squirmy snakey S. Just depends on her. I really do think there is a Learning Disability (LD) at play here...or am I reading too much into it with her only being 4.5 years old. They really push them to learn so much so fast now. She is supposed to know her whole alphabet, write them and know some easy words before she gets to K in the fall. Im afraid they will keep her back in pre-k. Gosh...I never knew you could fail to make it into Kindergarten...lmao. I sure wasnt doing all this before I got into K I will tell you this much. I learned how to share, hang my coat up and play with kids in K. I sure wasnt heading into algebra!