His teacher said that she'd like me to read to him, because she doesn't think he gets that kind of attention at home.
The trainers for the Oasis program said that what the kids need most is an adult friend. It is sad that every child doesn't receive all the individual attention he/she needs and wants.
Since Kindergarten is the new the second grade (at least according to Jenners), I'm wondering how much my half an hour a week with him is going to help.
I've been to the library and picked out some picture books (some without any words), so we can share a story together.
I am eager to learn what this child likes to do, so I can pick out books that he'll enjoy. We'll read the story, then I'll ask him some questions about it, and record what he thinks - so he'll be writing his own story about the illustrations. Eventually, we'll get to letter recognition and phonics, and hopefully, to having him start to read and write.
And I can't help feeling this sense of irony - here I am helping a child I don't know to have a positive experience in school, while my own son continues to struggle.