Sometimes I think that maybe I just interfere with their education too much. When Hawwa entered school, she had to be placed in a reading group that went 3 times a week for remedial help. She could hardly read and now she is bring home short chapter books and attempting them. She actually got off the bus a couple of days ago reading!
I did notice that they don’t pound them with phonics but do send them home with a short reader weekly. Their spelling words include a lot of sight words and aren’t totally phonics based either.
I just feel like she is more open to learning to read and try new things without me hovering over her.
Jennah, on the other hand, is still here with me and is still struggling. I am wondering if I am doing the right thing by keeping her at home now. She has also attempted the short chapter books but stumbles over every other word. She continues to guess and doesn’t seem to retain any of the phonics rules we have gone over. We are both very frustrated. I feel bad for her as she is aware of her younger sister’s academic progress. I am not sure how to help her anymore. She does not attempt much on her own and just sits and waits for me all the time. So, I am unsure of what direction to take with her…