We have clear lines of communication with the teachers and have gotten involved wherever necessary to further her educational experience:
Extra Parent-Teacher conferences. Check.
Meetings with the Principal. Check.
Gift and Talented Coordinator meeting in our home. Check.
But the second kid? Ha. Pretty much dropped him off the first day of school in the hands of his incredibly wonderful and capable Kindergarten teacher and said, "Here he is. Do whatever you think will work with him."
So, it was a bit of a surprise yesterday, when I was having a casual conversation with his teacher and she mentioned, "They asked if you were willing to have him skip a grade next year."
We are still working out the details on who exactly "they" are and I had to sign some paperwork to allow all the necessary prodding, poking, and evaluating of him that go into such a decision.
Our first reaction is to only do grade skipping as a last resort. He's the happiest and most easy-going kid in the universe - he loves school, loves his teacher, loves his classmates. Why mess with that?
Anyone else out there skipped a grade? Was it good? bad? I guess if we are going to do it, this is the year to do it (Kindergarten into 2nd grade) But still. It seems a bit extreme.
Besides, won't that make him smaller for football?
(that's a joke - I haven't even watched a complete football game in over 20 years!)