- My husband and I, the Dynamic Duo, have been married since 2003. We've weathered the storm of chronic disease (diagnosis 2006), infertility (diagnosis 2007), turning 30 (2006/2007 respectively) a first adoption (2009) of a tender hearted, compassionate Ukrainian BIG boy (born 2006), who has told us he'd like a baby sister, baby brother, big brother, and REALLY big sister. We recently completed our second Ukrainian adoption journey, which brought us a daughter (born 2005). We'll see what else God brings our way!
Friday, July 29, 2011
For those of you who have adopted school aged children (or teachers who have experience with this), did you place them in the grade they would technically be in? Or did you place them in the grade below? Eli is going in to kindergarten this year, so we'd like to put Amelia in 1st grade and see how she does. We think she may do fine, but we're not sure. We figure if it's too advanced for her and she's getting discouraged we can always place her in kindergarten during the year. The school is going to give her ESL services as well as take her out of the class for extra help. And we're also going to hire a tutor for her (who speaks Russian, YESSS!!) and work closely with her during the week. Thoughts? Recommendations? What about home school for 6 months? Where would I even get started in that?!