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Old 12-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #11
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Re: does anyone HS one child but not another?

Kind of a spin off.. but you start Kindy at 4 in Ontario? What are your cut offs? My dd was born June 09 and she won't start kindy until Sept 2014.

But I don't see any reason you can't home school one and not the other. Neither decision is forever and you could bring home on child or send the other at a later date.

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My good friend HS's her first grader. Her 4 year old goes to preschool, and the decision hasn't been made for kindy yet. They have two very different personalities. The oldest soaks up everything, and the younger child thrives at school and is as stubborn as they come. What they are doing worked perfectly this year, and she is on a "take each year as it comes" path for the two girls.
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In Canada, all children born in the same year start school together. So, all kids born in 2008 will start kindergarten in Sep 2013, regardless of when their birthday is. Therefore, those born between Sep and end Dec will start at age 4. It also means that you don't have the option of "red shirting" your child and starting them in kindergarten a year later. If I tried to enrol my DS (born Jul 2008) in school in 2014, he would start grade 1 regardless of whether or not he had done K.
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Kind of a spin off.. but you start Kindy at 4 in Ontario? What are your cut offs? My dd was born June 09 and she won't start kindy until Sept 2014.

But I don't see any reason you can't home school one and not the other. Neither decision is forever and you could bring home on child or send the other at a later date.
My oldest actually started kindy at 3 because he's a nov baby. all children born in the year start together (jan-dec). I guess that would make the cutoff dec 31?

Some children are definitely more "ready" than others and it is fairly obvious in the early stages of school.
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I homeschool my 5yo but my 8yo goes to a private school. It works for us now, although I take it one year at a time. I know quite a few families that do different things for each child.
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