SKL Posted November 4, 2012 Share Posted November 4, 2012 First official parent-teacher conference is this Wednesday. Focus will be: DD doesn't follow along in class. Any work that requires following along is a disaster. I'm thinking aloud here, and asking for the advice of anyone who has been here before. I'm a single parent and I work full-time (7 day weeks). My kids go to "late room" for 2-3 hours after school. This is their "chill time" for the most part. Evenings are filled with much-needed physical activity, therapies, reading, and and hour or so of academic review / homework. We squeeze in more at the cost of sleep. The work we do at home is not enough to make up for the listening problem in class. I'm pursuing a few prescribed therapies and prism glasses, but I don't know how soon we'll see positive results, or even if they will help at all. So I want to ask the teacher for one-on-one help outside of the classroom. It would be great if an older student (school goes to grade 8) could sit with my dd and help her re-do the in-class worksheets during late room - I would gladly pay for this. Or perhaps there is a teacher or volunteer who helps remediate students after school. I'd also like to get the teacher's buy-in for ignoring her test scores on subjects like health and social studies, which is a lot of BS anyway IMO and only takes away time we could be spending on reading and math. I really want to come to the meeting with positive but realistic suggestions. What do you think makes sense? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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