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john casey (mtka) 3 kids; Bradley, Illinois 21994 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Supafly★:" I don't think they will bump a kid up higher than one grade level but I might be wrong. You could refuse ... [snip!] ... which may be your best option. If you decide to bump him up do it ASAP so it will have the least effect on both of them. "


thats what i was thinking about i didnt know what they actually started bumping them up a grade. his teacher was pretty general about it. said they would test him next year and then just keep testing but how long can that go on for? ya know. i hate being in the wait and see stage. lol.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14181 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting john casey (mtka):" thats what i was thinking about i didnt know what they actually started bumping them up a grade. his ... [snip!] ... him next year and then just keep testing but how long can that go on for? ya know. i hate being in the wait and see stage. lol."


They might test him every year. But the test is only his IQ - how he reacts in the classroom, handles the work, and his behavior are the things you need to look out for. If he handles everything fine in the grade he's in, keep him there. If not, try bumping him up and see how he does.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8559 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting john casey (mtka):" yeah we dont put much emphasis on his smarts. he is a regular kid. i had no idea how fast he actually ... [snip!] ... He is such a social butterfly. i think it is because he is a twin though. all he has ever known was people chatting him up. "


He sounds awesome.
My dd is a little like that. She is definitely advanced, and very social. I'm interested to see what happens with her. She's in preschool this year and she'll have another year of pre-k next year. I was in all sorts of gifted programs as a kid and loved some of the work but hated the fact that I felt different. I had to go to a different school one day a week, or go to a higher grade class to join them for reading, stuff like that. I never skipped a grade, but I have a summer birthday so I was one of the youngest kids in my class anyway. In hindsight, I wish I had been held back a year because my social/emotional maturity was way behind by the time I finished high school, even though it seemed way ahead a few years earlier.



Kids are weird.

john casey (mtka) 3 kids; Bradley, Illinois 21994 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting I AM TRON:" Children can be the best educators to other children!! (this is also the same reason why they are sometimes ... [snip!] ... they are sometimes really bad examples :P) It sounds like you have a good role model on your hands, I would soak that up!! :)"


oh i do. i always tell them they need to be on their best behavior to be good examples. Gavin is really good with younger kids. he helped teach Will (the youngest) to walk. He showed my nephew how to hold a pencil. we go crazy for good behavior... and we are really strict about bad behavior. if we have a bad day out i tell them coming out is a privelige and we can just stay home all the time... but if they are really good i tell them i might see what other fun stuff we can do (right now they earn horseback riding for being exteamly good)

john casey (mtka) 3 kids; Bradley, Illinois 21994 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Supafly★:" They might test him every year. But the test is only his IQ - how he reacts in the classroom, handles ... [snip!] ... out for. If he handles everything fine in the grade he's in, keep him there. If not, try bumping him up and see how he does. "


thanks! right now he enjoys his class room. but it is just half day pre k so they dont have time to get bored.

john casey (mtka) 3 kids; Bradley, Illinois 21994 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" He sounds awesome. My dd is a little like that. She is definitely advanced, and very social. I'm interested ... [snip!] ... was way behind by the time I finished high school, even though it seemed way ahead a few years earlier. Kids are weird."


yeah they are. lol

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14181 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting john casey (mtka):" thanks! right now he enjoys his class room. but it is just half day pre k so they dont have time to get bored."


No problem. :)