3rd grade/4th grade?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
3rd grade/4th grade?
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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 3:40pm
My oldest daughter was born July,1993. Here in Switzerland she is in the 3rd grade. I've been looking around and it seems they are in the 4th class by that age in America. I thought the work was tough here untill I see what your kids have infront of them!

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 1:40pm
In the US the cut-off date is usually somewhere around 9/30, so if a child is 6 y/o by 9/30 s/he will be able to start the first grade. This is not to say that everyone sends children to school if their birthdays are close to this date. Our dd has an August birthday and she was a preemie, not due until October, so we did not send her to school "on time". She's 9 now and in the third grade; granted she's one of the oldest in her class and is certainly the tallest, but maturity-wise we made a good decision. She'd have been lost had she gone to school on time.