I assume you're using MFW, K? I'm using it right now with my 5 1/2 year old. We're only on unit 10. He has trouble with his fine motor skills (writing), but is picking up most other things. It's only my 2nd time using MFWK. Having used MFW 1st twice before I definitely wouldn't start it until the basics of letter sounds is MASTERED. The phonics of that program just moves WAY too fast if they are still learning them. I actually had to use another reading program after 1st for my 2nd graders (AAR, level 1) to bring her up to speed. We have many dyslexic children, however, so reading comes a bit more difficult for us.Canoearoo wrote:Hi all! For starters I was a teacher for many years before having kids. Then I became a stay at home mom and now I have home-schooled all 3 of our kids from the very beginning.
The problem is our youngest who is 6 years old. He is having a hard time with the kindergarten curriculum. The teacher in me knows he is at an early preschool level. He is starting to read but can't remember his letter sounds. He has a horrible time at writing and he only knows 1/2 the numbers from 1-10. I also know that boys can sometimes take longer than girls to learn these things.
So my question is.. should I reteach kindergarten next year using the same curriculum, slow down the 1st grade curriculum, or lastly, not move onto 1st grade and just work on the basics (letter recognition, reading, writing and numbers) till he gets that before moving on to 1st grade.
Perfect vision and we had eye-tracking checked.
Not sure if this is helping, but I would say you know your child, trust yourself that he needs to slow down and master some skills still. Don't start a fast past reading program until he is ready.