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February 25th, 2012, 07:03 AM
shari626's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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That Erin hates school and is bored to tears.

They got this new software to increase standardized test scores for kids that are low. Now the whole 6th grade is required to use it. She hates it and says it's so boring!!! (The school average for the test was 750 - Erin scored 1009) She clearly doesn't need to increase her score - she is in the Advanced level.

She is still getting all A's but she never does anything. She doesn't study, she doesn't put out much effort at all. She also isn't challenging at ALL. The only class she finds challenging is Algebra but that's because it's an 8th grade class. She is still getting A's in that as well.

The other schools that could be an option wouldn't be any better. Now I don't know what to do with her. I know Chrystal, homeschool. I wish that were an option. If I were still staying home - I would seriously consider it.

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February 25th, 2012, 08:23 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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Poor girl. I have no doubt that would be Ani if she was in regular school. She'd be bored to death if we were doing 6th grade at home for that matter.

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Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
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February 25th, 2012, 07:30 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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Would they consider a grade skip for next year? Would YOU consider a grade skip for next year?
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February 26th, 2012, 06:35 AM
shari626's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Doubtful on both counts. Skip a 6th grader to 8th grade? The 8th graders look like high schoolers and my 6th grader looks like an elementary schooler. They would eat her alive! She can't hang with 8th graders emotionally.

I will talk to her guidance counselor and see what they think. (about her being bored, not moving her up)

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March 11th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Kathode's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Shari, so there with you. Mia is in grade 4. Bored to tears. Wants to come to school with me instead! I tried grade skipping, but "we don't do that anymore" since the reform. And it wouldn't even be a grade skip, she'd need to skip 2 grades at least. Sucky situation.

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