Quick question...who follows grade levels? We started our new school year last month, and all of my son's curriculum was 6th grade level. We learned really quickly that it was just a review of 5th! He was bored out of his mind, so I pulled out the 7th grade curriculum my daughter used a couple of years ago (for about two months. She skipped to 8th after that). He loves it, and he's doing great, so I guess he's now technically a 7th grader. Has anybody else noticed that middle school seems to be just a review of elementary? Do you think that grade levels have been so engrained in our society that we think we have to school our children for 14 years (including PK and K)? I guess I'm just nervous because my daughter will finish high school at 15.
Mom of Laura-my 13 going on 30 angel, and 11 year old Nathan, the happiest kid in the world who happens to have Asperger's.
on Apr. 10, 2012 at 8:18 PM