Today I got a new student. He told me he's never been to school before (I teach 1st grade). He just moved with his dad to the area and dad told the school while he was technically enrolled in another school, he never actually went. This poor baby is SO far behind. My lowest student wasn't this low when she came to me at the beginning of the year. I did a letter/number knowledge assessment on him, and he could only correctly identify 6 letters and 3 numbers. I didn't even try a sight word assessment yet. He is so far behind the rest of the class that he can't do much of anything that we do. He struggled through centers today, but was just looking at pictures of books and guessing for the rest. I don't have time in my day to meet with him one on one as much as he needs...he honestly needs to be moved to kindergarten , but he's already 7 years old so the district likely won't allow it. Basically...this is my second year of teaching. I've never "dealt with" the level of learning this child needs. Letter knowledge hasn't been something I've had to teach (aside from things like b/d and p/q confusion). Sorry for rambling, but are there any kinder/pre-k teachers that could help me with ideas to help my new student as much as I can? He's a sweet little guy and I'd love to teach him as much as possible.