Preschool Update

I recently attended my first Parent-Teacher conference at TLE’s preschool. I’ve been to other Parent-Teacher conferences at TLE’s other school so this isn’t a new experience. Neither, it seems, is the report. Gross motor and fine motor skills are either age appropriate or above though she still only scribbles and doesn’t really draw anything recognizable yet. And her self-help skills and math skills seem to be age appropriate as well.

Speech continues to be an issue. She talks a lot but her speech is hard for others to understand and she is prone to meltdowns if she thinks no one can understand her. The director of the school asked if I was okay with bringing in a school district observer, which I am. I am hoping that the school district may have some suggestions but for now, keeping her in a typical preschool seems to be helping her a lot.

She’s continuing to develop socially. She tends to play alone and still doesn’t initiate play with other children though she will join in on invitation. Her teachers mentioned that she’s shown a lot of progress from when she initially started school in the summer to when she started going again full-time in December after that partial hiatus.

Overall, the conference was what I expected, including the same issues of attention and willfulness that her other school observed over a year ago. She’s better about it now than she used to be but still won’t do things like sit still for story time and directing her to do something can take some time. Hopefully we’ll find some ways wrangle her to be more compliant in the coming months.

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Comments

  1. Lissa says

    Hey Michi,

    I’m glad that TLE is making progress. So far, Connor’s been doing well at school. However, his teacher asked to add an additional day so she can work on him one on one. His problem is his impulsive behavior and sometimes he doesn’t focus enough to listen to what the teacher is asking of him. She believes that with the extra session, he will get better. I really hope so because I want him to start kindergarten this year.

    I’m really glad that I have you to talk this with. Sometimes it’s hard to relate to other parents who aren’t dealing with the same issues. Take care!

  2. Lissa says

    Hey Michi,

    I’m glad that TLE is making progress. So far, Connor’s been doing well at school. However, his teacher asked to add an additional day so she can work on him one on one. His problem is his impulsive behavior and sometimes he doesn’t focus enough to listen to what the teacher is asking of him. She believes that with the extra session, he will get better. I really hope so because I want him to start kindergarten this year.

    I’m really glad that I have you to talk this with. Sometimes it’s hard to relate to other parents who aren’t dealing with the same issues. Take care!

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