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Old 05-11-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Advice for getting ahead

Looking for advice from anyone who has successfully gotten their children two grade levels ahead. I know it depends on the child, but I feel as though my oldest who will be in 7th grade and is one grade level ahead is more than capable but I'm not sure how to go about it. I don't want to just skip the 7th grade material because I'm sure there's things she needs but she's very bored and having her one more level ahead would be of great benefit from a religious/lifestyle stand point down the line. She is the oldest of 6 girls and takes some virtual,live online courses.... I'm thinking of pulling her out of those to do self paced work so she can can complete the work faster,move up a level,and then go back to virtual classes. Thoughts,ideas,suggestions?

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If she understands a topic, skip to the test. If she passes move on. If she can handle doubled lessons or six days a week. What about having a set time for each subject. So math is one hour, if she finished a lesson she starts the next one till the hour is up.

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If she understands a topic, skip to the test. If she passes move on. If she can handle doubled lessons or six days a week. What about having a set time for each subject. So math is one hour, if she finished a lesson she starts the next one till the hour is up.

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Good suggestions. I especially like the one about setting a time instead of saying ok that lesson is done so your done because she's finishing things so quickly.

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Re: Advice for getting ahead

She would likely be able to speed through things if she didn't have to follow the virtual curriculum.

Even with my kindergarten-er, if she understands a topic, then we're done with that idea. There may be 15 more pages about it, but there's no reason to do them all. I will usually save a page or two and review it the following day/weeks to just be sure she doesn't forget it, but we don't do everything.
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