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February 26th, 2010, 12:35 AM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2009
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We've decided to have Miguel repeat third grade or move up mid-year next year. His work is so-so but on third grade level or higher. His issue is mainly maturity, we've run into several issues with him being in a grade higher than his age. The main problem honestly is that he looks and talks older but he's immature for his age. So most think he's 12 or older (14/16 clothing) but he acts maybe 5 most 4 year olds seem mountains ahead of him but most expect him to act like a 12 year old.

I feel like putting a sticker on him that says I'm loud, and excitable because I'm 7! Things are starting to run smoother when it comes to school work but we aren't able to accomplish the most basic things. We just feel that he's not accomplishing enough to move on.
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February 26th, 2010, 06:07 PM
dalynnrmc's Avatar pronounced (day-lynn)
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Location: near Waco, TX
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:shrug: YOu do what you feel you need to do! That's part of the beauty of homeschooling.

We just call the kids' "grade" as whatever they'd be if they were in ps, and have them go at their own pace in each individual subject they do. So my oldest son tells people he's in 5th grade, is doing mastery math that doesn't really have a grade level, is a half year ahead in English, does high school spelling, is a year behind in math, is right on target but has to work hard in reading comprehension, and is totally all over the map in history. He usually says he's in the grade with his English book, so sometimes that puts him a little ahead of the ps even in talking about it.

The younger kids also vary - my 6yo is doing multiplication and can read but I'm not sure what level because he'll hardly ever do it for me. What grade is he in? We just go by 1st grade because that's what all the other Tiger scouts are.

Grade level is arbitrary. Do what you need to do.

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February 26th, 2010, 08:46 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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I totally agree. I love being able to promote by subject, delay promotion, or do whatever seems right at the time, anytime during the year! I hate calendars. Seems silly to me.
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