Jessica - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
My son is in second grade this year. He is enrolled in the Gifted Program at his school but they only meet once a week. My son is reading at a 5th Grade Level, the only one in the class working on multiplication. Luckly this year I have a teacher that is willing to work ahead with him (only in certain areas) He still takes the basic spelling test which is not a challenge! So since my son is currently working at a 4th-5th grade level in most subjects should I just advance him to 4th Grade and skip 3rd next year?
I heard that skippig a kid can be hard because they go from feeling really smart to having a challenge. But I would rather him be challenged then bored. Therefore I am just looking for other people's personal experience would you let your child skip a grade or not?