Daniel (8) is in a split 2nd and 3rd grade class this year and so far so good! Anyone else done this? what do you think are the pros and cons?Answer Question
Answer by missanc at 9:46 AM on Nov. 22, 2010
My kids never have been but I was in school. Not for any academic reason, though. I just went to small schools and there weren't enough kids to justify 2 classrooms so they mixed us up. In 2nd I was in a split 1st/2nd grade class. I was so far ahead of the kids in reading that I had to walk down the hall to the 3rd grade classroom and take their advanced reading course (for the 3rd graders reading above their grade level). Then the next year I ended up in a split 3rd/4th grade class which made reading easier for me, I just had to walk to the other side of the room, lol. Our teachers always taught us seperately for most stuff. The only things we did together were art and stuff, otherwise we did grade specific courses.
Answer by justanotherjen at 9:47 AM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by ballewal at 10:03 AM on Nov. 22, 2010
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Answer by Peajewel at 11:48 AM on Nov. 22, 2010
As a teacher it was my worst nightmare come true. I had twice as much planning to do and twice as much documentation. But... for the kids it worked out well. Kids don't fall into certain levels just because they are in a certain grade. Sometimes they can work closer to their own level when they are with kids of different ages.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 11:59 AM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by momtomatthew02 at 10:36 AM on Nov. 23, 2010