I'm not sure if my title of this thread makes sense, but here goes! Actually, I'm hoping some teachers and other moms with kids who may have been in similar situations can give me some perspective.
My son Jameson is 7. His birthday is the end of September and he is in first grade. He is really excelling in school, loves to read and just finished the fourth Harry Potter book. He hates to do his homework, he says it's too easy. We've asked the teachers to challenge him a bit more but I'm not too sure how much they can do in 1st grade. Our school has honors classes starting in third grade. We've also been having him do some extra things that he brings into school. Like writing the names of countries and their capitals (his idea!), making a book (he drew the pictures and wrote the story).
Anyway, I guess at his parent/teacher conference, the teacher mentioned to my DH (I was sick with the flu so I didn't go) that Jameson could move into second grade then if we wanted him to. This was a couple months ago. DH never mentioned it to me; I guess he didn't give it much thought. It came up this weekend because Jameson told me one of his friends from his class was now in second grade. So I mentioned it to DH and he said they told him Jameson could move up.
So, to make a long story short , what are the pros and cons of having him move into second now or go to third in September? Actually, to me it seems a bit late in the year to do it now. I'm leaning towards keeping him where he is. I'm a little worried that although right now he is doing great, that he might struggle later on if the work is harder. If they give us the option of promoting him to third next year, should we think about it?