garddwr Posted June 10, 2012 Share Posted June 10, 2012 (edited) We school year round, and generally work with a child's abilities rather than grade-designated materials. In addition, I have several children with late summer/fall (late July through December) birthdays that would put them "officially" in different grades depending on the state/district--and we have moved several times and will likely move again. This all boils down to my not feeling comfortable making "grade" designations for my children. I do think in approximate grade levels, especially for long-term planning--but I'm really hesitant to designate a hard-and-fast grade at this point. Dd8, for example, would have been entering 4th grade in our last state or 3rd grade in our current state in the fall, and I honestly don't know at this point which track will be better for her as she approaches high school and college. Nor do I feel a need for myself to make that decision at this time. BUT people ask both me and the children what grades they are in all the time. What is the best response? ETA: I hate it when I type the subject line wrong and can't edit it. Should say "how do you deal with grade questions... Edited June 10, 2012 by thegardener Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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