A School Thread

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A School Thread
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 6:36am

how is school going for those with kids there?

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 9:34am

It came up in our family just last week.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:07am

My 2nd grader just took a math benchmark test. It is 2 months into the school year. He got a 100 :)

Edited to say, this test was taken BEFORE the report card so they could gauge the 1-4 grade they will be giving the children.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:10am

ITA with you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:15am

For what it's worth, my older son was young for grade and bright, and I thought about delaying him, but didn't, figuring he'd "catch up."

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:22am

I wonder if holding kids back makes a difference with all the "gifted kids" stories I have heard through the years.

My ds, who is an Oct. baby and the deadline is Dec. 1st is beyond his age level (in the letters they determine in school) in reading and does very well in math. Right now he is too young for any "gifted" class and who knows what the future will hold but I guess he could be the top of his class if he was held back.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:23am

Five is an arbitrary age.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:25am

Did you put him in preschool to interact and be social with children at 2,3,4 years old?

The kids your ds hang out with are a year younger than himself, correct?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:26am
That hasn't been my experience. Of the kids that I know who are *truly* gifted, they are often the younger kids in their classes, and often lack the social and emotional maturity that their peers have.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:27am
Awww, thanks for that. I have no doubts we're making the right decision. DH has a late Sept. bday and was started at 5, turning 6, and he really liked being the oldest in his class. Most everyone we've talked to have said we won't regret the decision to start him later.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:29am
He hangs out with kids who are his age and older.

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