I’m going to try something new.
While class lists are being finalized for our school, the new staff lists was posted first. Last year there was only one grade 1 class and only one grade 1 teacher (kinda makes sense). But this year there are more grade 1 kids and some staff have been shuffled.
Last year’s grade 1 teacher is moving to JK/SK. And there are new teachers teaching the grade 1 and grade 1/2 combined class.
Hmmm. Combined class.
This got me thinking. Could this be good for Munchkin? She’s already reading at a grade 2 level and is pretty good with the other stuff. By no means am I wanting to have her skip a grade or anything like that, but I’m just curious if there is any advantage to her being with the older kids.
When I was in Grade 2 it was a combined class with Grade 1. There were only 6 grade 1 kids and I really don’t remember much else about it. Obviously I wasn’t harmed by it, but today, things are different.
So here is where you come in. What are your experiences with combined grades? Are there advantages? Disadvantages? Would you want your kid in a combined class?