A question about your past schooling

@LeaPea2417 (13410)
Toccoa, Georgia
September 24, 2017 12:53pm CST
When you were in Elementary School, did you ever have to repeat a grade? My husband repeated the first grade because his Dad died when he was in first grade the first time he was in it and he didn't do well. So, he repeated the grade. I missed a whole year of school when I was 12 going into the 7th grade due to an accident I had with my leg after being hit by a car in a parking lot. I was in the hospital nearly 4 months. When I started back to school a year later, I went into the 7th grade, but I was behind my original class that I had been in. But it didn't bother me. It just was the way things turned out. As a result of my husband and I being behind a year in school, we graduated from High School a year later than we would have. But, I am convinced, those things happened to bring us together. We may not have met, if he had not been behind a year with school. Did you graduate on schedule or were you behind a year?
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@sishy7 (25460)
• Australia
24 Sep
I was on schedule... My sons gained about half a year due to moving overseas with a different start of new school year.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Sep
That was good for your sons, right?
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@sishy7 (25460)
• Australia
25 Sep
@LeaPea2417 Yes, that was an advantage for my sons... It was during their elementary years too, so skipping half a year was not too hard for them to adjust or catch up with...
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep
@sishy7 Very good.
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@Corbin5 (73614)
• United States
24 Sep
I missed first grade due to developing kidney disease and having to endure a long hospital stay, so I was always a year older than my peers. I did well in school due to being older.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep
Yes, when I missed that year and then started 7th grade a year later, I from then on was always a year older than my peers through out High School & College.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Sep
I graduated on time and younger than most of the kids in my grade. My older sister had to repeat 1st grade because she has dyslexia and struggled so much learning to read.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Sep
I am glad I never had a struggle with reading. Sorry your sister did.
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@kobesbuddy (10822)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Sep
Actually, I started school at four years old! I was two years younger, than some of the kids I went to school with. So, had they held me back a year, it would have benefited me greatly!:)
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Sep
I understand that.
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@UncleJoe (7677)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
24 Sep
I failed so many times that I finally quit when my son caught up to me in the 6th Grade.
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@fishtiger58 (29379)
• Momence, Illinois
25 Sep
I was on schedule, and some things do happen for a reason.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep
Yes, they do.
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@NJChicaa (25923)
• United States
24 Sep
I graduated on time
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
24 Sep
I repeated a grade when I broke my arm
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep
How old were you when that happened?
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@vsai2008 (7632)
• India
25 Sep
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• Lakewood, Colorado
24 Sep
Sorry to hear about both you and your husband having to repeat a grade Anne. I was fortunate not to have to do so.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep
At the time, it kind of bummed me out, but when I look back on it, it was for the best.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
25 Sep
@LeaPea2417 Yes of course Anne.
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@DianneN (54437)
• United States
25 Sep
I'm glad it worked out so well for you both. I graduated with my class.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Sep
Thanks.
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@1creekgirl (7335)
• United States
25 Sep
Since my birthday is in December, I was almost a year older than my classmates. Since I was a good student, I skipped the 5th grade. I was caught up age wise, but I hated it. I still felt like the kids were older and cried every day I had to go to school. Our grandson was a preemie, so he didn't start Kindergarten until he was 6. He's a year older than his clasdmates, but he excells in school.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep
Sorry you felt that way about school, but that is good for your grandson.
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@YrNemo (5486)
25 Sep
Yes and no in my case. I was too young at the time for a grade one, so they kept me back. But because of that, I ended up being top of all the later classes.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep
That is good that it happened that way for you.
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@RasmaSandra (11151)
• Riga, Latvia
24 Sep
Never had to repeat a grade. I graduated on time but it always seemed to take forever and in university I had to go all year round even the summer sessions just to graduate in time.
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@LeaPea2417 (13410)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Sep
Yes, I took summer classes in College in order to graduate on time.
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@Tracy04 (10660)
• Malaysia
27 Sep
No, there's no repeating here in elementary or secondary schools. But universities, yes.
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@Jackalyn (6186)
• Oxford, England
25 Sep
I was going to say no and then remembered that I had a terrible time just after I started school. I had a lot of illness, culminating with Pneumonia and ended up in hospital. They kept me down for what might have been a term. I was bored stiff repeating all the work a second time around and hated every moment.
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@Courtlynn (41778)
• United States
24 Sep
I never skipped, or stayed back. Would've stayed on time to graduate at 17, if I didn't drop out to take care of my daughter.
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