My nephew is a first grader going into second next year. My brother left msg this morning wanting my advice on a situation. Before calling back a thought I would get opinions from others.
My nephew is the class clown, hyper but fun kid. He struggles in school but after the first semester of really struggling it seemed the schoolwork was finally clicking with him. His grades went from c, d, f to all b's and c!!! There was less contact with the teacher second semester because grades had improved. His worst area, reading, reflected a B the last two report cards.
So... They received the final report card. All B and C. Again a B in reading. At the bottom it said: being retained in first grade??? So brother called and all the teacher would say is that my nephew was so behind in reading that she didn't have time to wait on him so she just read the stuff for him and passed him along??? Wth With a B and not telling his parents there was a problem.
We knew there was a problem so at Christmas everyone got him learning games, books etc and he seemed to be doing better.
So my brother has a mtg with the teacher and administration this week. My nephew is already signed up for summer school.
What would you do? Say? Obviously we don't want nephew to move on if not ready but then there is the issue with not having a failing grade all semester??? It just doesn't make any scence.
2nd EDD 02/01/13 - MC 5 1/2 weeks 6/5/12.