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Is your child acting out in class?
Act out? Not really, but he is in Kindergarten. That's the thing; based on testing at the beginning of the year, the school wanted to bump him into first. We declined, and worked with the school so that he stays with his class, but gets pulled out every day for reading, spelling and math with a second-grade class. Twice a week, he gets pulled out for inclusion in the 2nd-grade gifted class. 2nd is the earliest that gifted starts at. He is doing well, and is socially equal with the older kids. Apparently, he is pretty popular.
Last Friday, we had an assessment meeting with his teacher, admin and advisors, and now they were pushing for skipping to second, instead of first. Again, we opined that, should we advance him, he would do well until middle-school, when the hormone bombs went off on the older students, and most of them became anti-social little ****s.
Yes, we have numerous colleges and universities nearby. A family friend is dean of one school at a local SEC-U, and my sister is an adjunct at another school. That isn't an issue. Again, he's 6
. My problem is that this fight has already started, and keeps going. Also, we're unsure that we are making the right decision.