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    #48046 - 05/21/09 05:02 PM Re: Grade skip wobbles! [Re: ColinsMum]
    BWBShari Offline

    Registered: 10/24/08
    Posts: 1167
    Loc: NM

    We have the same issue with a 3 grade skip. My DS6 has had classes with the 3rd grade all year so when he gets to 4th there will be a lot of kids that he has already been in class with. That still doesn't alleviate the worry about "What next"? This year the older kids have for the most part treated him like the class mascot and like your son, my DS gravitates to the older kids.
    Maybe a couple of weeks in we can compare notes!
    Mom to DS 10, DS 11, DS 13
    Ability doesn't make us, Choices do!

    #48088 - 05/22/09 08:17 AM Re: Grade skip wobbles! [Re: BWBShari]
    Tiz Offline

    Registered: 01/15/09
    Posts: 215
    Hi Shari,

    Good to know that there are people out there in a similar situation - I know what you mean about the "What next" worries! At least we have this forum for support smile

    #48100 - 05/22/09 10:27 AM Re: Grade skip wobbles! [Re: Tiz]
    xoxosmom Offline

    Registered: 09/03/08
    Posts: 60
    Loc: California
    Originally Posted By: Tiz
    We have been asked not to tell him for the next couple of weeks while they iron out all the details amongst the staff! I think that he must suspect something and we did casually mention a one year skip which he wasn't against, not sure if a 2 year skip will seem very scary to him (well it is to me!).

    We will definitely be able to tell if it isn't working as DS changes a lot when he is unhappy at school - in the past when he has been bored at school he has been intolerable at home. I think that the higher "base level" of work is really going to suit him. smile

    Doesn't it feel good to finally have some options and make a decision even though on the inside you are biting your nails. smile I know once we made the decision dh and I felt more confident in our ability to take on future academic challenges.

    My ds is the same way about not coming right out and saying that he is bored or something is off at school but he has specific "tell's" that alert us.

    Good Luck please keep us posted.

    #48103 - 05/22/09 10:43 AM Re: Grade skip wobbles! [Re: xoxosmom]
    Tiz Offline

    Registered: 01/15/09
    Posts: 215
    xoxosmom - never mind fingernails, I'm moving onto my toenails! But yes, it does feel good to finally make a decision. Roll on September... (I'm bound to have no sleep between now and then) smile

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