View Poll Results: Weekly Poll: Do your kids know what grade they are in?

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  • Yes! We use grade levels in our homeschool.

    13 31.71%
  • Yes, sometimes or sort-of.

    17 41.46%
  • Yes and No! Depends!

    4 9.76%
  • No, never remember.

    2 4.88%
  • We don't use grade levels.

    3 7.32%
  • Other

    2 4.88%
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  1. #21


    I really dislike anything with numerical levels on it for the reason Alexsmom states. DS will not read the leveled early readers because he has a perception of what the numbers mean. And if I started using grade levels, he would be all over the place.

    Taking it one step further, since we have been unschooling, DS perceives that he is learning, but not doing school, I am waiting for him to tell someone that we don't do school anymore. *crickets*
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    My poor kid just doesn't know what to tell people. He has some books with grade levels on them but they very from 1st grade to 3rd grade. He usually just says "I'm 6" and moves on.

  4. #23


    We don't use grade levels, but people always ask, "what grade are you in?" So the kids either look at me if they can't recall or spit out what the age grade is.

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    I make a big deal of promoting DS to his new grade, complete with an increase in allowance. He is very clear on the subject.
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  6. #25


    Sort of? We don't really use grades as a whole, but I look at what the PS guidelines are for around his age and Khan uses grade levels so I would say he's 2nd/3rd depending on the subject. Kiddo has no idea what grade levels mean, but he knows what grade his friends are in and he asks sometimes if he's in the same grade. When strangers ask, though, he just says he's homeschooled. If they ask what grade he gives them this adorably confused look and says he's homeschooled.
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  7. #26


    My son is in K5. Ppl ask what grade he's in, and he says "I'm 'insert name', I'm 5" and wanders off. He has absolutely no concept of what grade is.

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    My kids "remember" when they ask their PS cousins of similar ages what grades they are in. I don't even know if I can tell you straight off. My oldest would be a junior...I know this because my niece is a senior.

    I was making a list of books/approx. age levels recently and I had to have a chart up next to me because the reference I was looking at was by grade.
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    We do a homeschool/public school partnership. Fro grades 1-6, they have some workshops that go k-1, 2-3 and 4-6. My kids always had a general idea but the younger two were never very clear on it. They never went to public school so they didn't care much as their friends were all over the age span anyhow. My oldest pretty much knew which grade each year. We also do first day of school photos, and I have them make a sign with their grade to hold during the photo. But...the younger ones often didn't remember. Oldest choose public magnet school, and middle is now in 8th and takes an 8th grade LA class. Youngest...not sure he knows exactly...he is in the 4-6 range. (5th)

    And yes, if I did the levels they worked at...the older two would have been college freshmen in about 6th or 7th grade based on reading. Math would be more grade level, all of my kids understand science concepts better than a lot of adults. Youngest would be below grade level for writing and spelling due to dyslexia.

  10. #29


    It seemed to matter to DS, then again, being Aspie, he liked a focal point when Q&A sessions cropped up LOL. He would, however, be VERY technical about it...

    MoP: "So what grade are you in?"
    DS: "Well, chronologically I am in grade x, but I mostly do work equal to grade y, and a lot of interest-based work for which there is no grade."

    I kid you not. He was nothing if not eloquent from age nine to 13. After that, you'd be lucky to get a grunt.


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