I'm new to this forum and decided to ask other moms for advice and ideas. So any advice and oppinion would be very helpful!
Here is our story. I have a 7-year old daughter who's currently enrolled in a private Montessori school. We live in CA and the cutoff date is December 2nd here. My daughter's bday is November 8th. As of right now she's a very young 2nd grader, but in Montessori school it doesn't really matter, because every child goes at their own pace and that's the reason I liked the school in the first place.
However we will be moving over the summer and she will have to go to public school. And here is where I have a huge problem. What grade does she belong??? I am worried that she will be the youngest if I let her go in 3rd grade next year and that might create issues for her socially down the road. Academically she seems fine right now, but I really don't have many kids to compare her with. She reads well, probably well above 2nd grade level, seems to do great with spelling, does not enjoy math much at times, but seems more than capable (knows multiplication and division up to 5's, fractions, has touched on long division and angles). Socially she enjoys older kids, but plays equally well with 5 and 6yr olds (she has a younger brother).
Any advice anybody? I don't want her to have issues down the road socially or academically. I also don't want her to be bored if I put her in 2nd.
So moms of 2nd graders and 7yr olds, what do you think? And any moms here who have kids in older grades with fall birthdays that were not held back? How are things going down the road?
All oppinions are welcomed!
Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by vbruno at 9:10 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by febmom007 at 9:11 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
I have a 6-kindergarden and 8- second grade right now. I would let the public school system decide. The school my kids go to has the kids advance well beyond the rest of the state and surrounding states. When a new kid comes to our school and goes into the grade they were in at their old school the kid is way behind. The school should be able to access your child and decide. My kids are in first grade when they are 7.
Answer by dancinintherain at 9:15 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:17 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Lets think I work in the school system 5 and 6 are in kindergarten and 6 and 7 are in 1st and 7 and 8 yrs old are in 2nd grade I live in VA please keep in mind everyone school district is different in enrolling children in. My daughter started in kindergarten in the state of WA the cut off date was 5 exactly on her birthday which was Aug 31. They also had a testing period which was the 1st 2 weeks of school. If you child can make it through the testing time they can stay for the rest of the year. If not they go back home and start the next year of kindergarten. I think every state should do that Also my daughter was the youngest everywhere we went because my husband was in the Navy. My daughter is 19 and graduated with honors from high school . And she did very well.
Answer by bmwlover at 9:30 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by balagan_imma at 9:34 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by MamaMia9999 at 9:49 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
Answer by mimi497 at 9:57 PM on Apr. 16, 2011
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