Possibly repeating

By C
@ShyBear88 (44505)
United States
April 8, 2021 7:04am CST
Well I had a conference a few days back with my youngest teacher in school. His dad was able to listen to the conversation while we where driving. She had said as of right now she would suggested that the youngest stay another year in his current grade. I know this year has been terrible for school I don’t mind any of my kids repeating a grade I’d it’s truly needed. I don’t want to set up any of the kids to fall behind to the point it hurts them. A little falling behind is normal and kids tend to catch up after a little bit. I was honest with his teacher as well and said I believe she is right I don’t see him where he should be for this time of the year and if it’s not his time to move on we are okay with him staying behind and having her for a second year with a more traditional year. With the kids going in 4 days a week starting after next week his teacher could see a change and might revise her thoughts on him moving up or staying back. We told her we just want what is best for him so what ever she feels is best is probably what we will go with.
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@cherigucchi (11078)
• Philippines
8 Apr
My kids are actually struggling with the what we call here "the new normal" in educational system. Everyone goes online and being a small country not really ready for this, its a tough fight that we need to survive in a daily basis.
@ShyBear88 (44505)
• United States
8 Apr
My kids are in what we call hybrid which is a few days online then a few days in person. Right now it’s 2 days in person and 3 days online. Starting after next week they do 4 day in person abs 1 day online. There are some stupids that are doing online only.
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@cherigucchi (11078)
• Philippines
8 Apr
@ShyBear88 Its not like that here. Online only and there is no face-to-face or physical meeting
@ShyBear88 (44505)
• United States
8 Apr
@cherigucchi like I’ve said many many times every places is different right now for school. Not all over the US is it the same in every places either. We will see what happens when it happens. I go with the flow it causes less stress and we have been making the best of it as we can for our kids and school this year. I do miss traditional in school for several hours during the week where the kids get the attention they need.
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@snowy22315 (111527)
• United States
8 Apr
This has been a weird year...so it isn't surprising that not all kids are where they should be right now. The only thing I would worry about is that it might be stigmatizing. Would summer school be a possible option, or is that not being offered at this time? As long as the repetition is handled well it should be OK though..
@ShyBear88 (44505)
• United States
8 Apr
Summer school in our kids system is offered as a reformer not to teach new things or allow your child to move up. My oldest has done the year we got her first IEP and it was to allow her some Extra time in learning what she had all ready learned. Lots of kids this year will probably do another year but more for then younger kids. It’s not a bad thing if a child needs to repeat even if a kid has a full year in a normal class room they can still repeat a grade. Teachers look at several things. Do they have what is need to move up to the next year. A small part is looking at readiness, maturity. His readiness in certain skills isn’t fully there and that’s okay. He’d still be with kids his age 4-7 depend on there birthday. He also has another 12 weeks of school and they are going 4 day station on the 20th so he could have a big jump in his readiness by then for 1st grade. I told his teacher I know we didn’t see issues with his sister till first grade and she struggled so if he truly not ready we will not throw him to the wolves and what him suffer to keep up with classmates. Now I’d he does kindergarten again and he ain’t challenged enough he can be introduced to new concepts in the first grade level.
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@snowy22315 (111527)
• United States
8 Apr
@ShyBear88 I don't think it is a bad thing, but in my day at least kids who were "held back" were looked at as not as intelligent by other kids. You know kids can be cruel. Personally, I would look into other options, but you do what you do. Times have changed, and the last thing you need is to worry about it.With this crazy year nothing is normal anyway. I bet it has affected lots of kids. Good luck!
@ShyBear88 (44505)
• United States
8 Apr
@snowy22315 that’s in your day that’s how people saw it that’s how parents choice to teach there kids that difference was wrong if someone wasn’t like you or did the same things as you then they are “bright, smart, intelligent, had knowledge, or useful skills” We’re not back there. Today we celebrate difference, kids don’t ask each other or care if someone the same age as them is in the same grade or not. They are is a million things I could say. I’m his mom and I will know what is best for him. I’m 100% glad his school is so into each child personal education. 100% love they include all different rages of abilities and different.