Many of you know that Kylee is smart. And that I'm not just the typical mom doing the typical bragging on your kid.
Kylee started Kindergarten about 6 weeks ago. Next week she is going to 1st grade. (for a week long trial period)
She is miles ahead of her current classmates. Her teacher has been giving her work that she usually does toward the end of the year. She reads, she takes AR tests and yesterday they STAR tested her at a 0.7 reading level. Which doesn't sound very high, but keep in mind...she's in kinder. She is 5. They don't normally STAR test them until 1st grade.
Anyone out there have any experience with their kids skipping a grade? I know that maturity is a big concern with many kids in this situation, but Kylee is very mature for her age. She has gravitated toward older children since she was really young.
Please give me your thoughts on this.
My thoughts? I think Kylee definitely needs to be challenged. She loves Kinder, but she will soon grow bored with the work once she masters everything. When she is bored, she loses interest in school. That happened last year in preschool.
I guess I am a little surprised because I didn't think this would happen so quickly. I'm a little taken off guard.
So....please share your thoughts.