Sapphire - posted on 08/20/2011 ( 28 moms have responded )
My 1st grade son will be switching to a 1st/2nd combo class in a week. Due to high enrollment in both grade levels, but not high enough to create separate 1st and 3nd grade classrooms, the school is creating a 1st/2nd combo. It's a principal's worst nightmare to create combo classes.
He is among the top 25% of 1st grade, and will be in a class with the bottom 25% of the 2nd grade. He reads at a 3rd grade level, yet his math is still at grade level. I'm looking for all of your personal experience in how successful combo classes can be, or horror stories.
Also know that I have my own reservations because I am also a teacher- high school. I have my Master's in Curriculum & Instruction w/Administrative credentials. I'm posing this question purely from the elementary parent point of view.