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Has anyone ever skipped a level?

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Carolyn L
San Leandro, CA
6/30/2020
My son has been doing 7-9 and debating skipping the next level as he is really in 5th grade and is ready for harder concepts. We did 7-9 due to handwriting issues but it has now resolved.
Debating skipping...thoughts?
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Angela D
La Grande, OR
6/30/2020
I have done two years curriculum in one calendar year to catch up and that worked well for us. I didn't want to miss any important concepts by skipping a level. But, ultimately, you can do what you feel is best for your child.
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Carolyn L
San Leandro, CA
6/30/2020
Wow two years in one year! Explain how you did that.
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Angela D
La Grande, OR
6/30/2020
First, there are extra days in the curriculum for wiggle room. So instead of 15 lessons for a three-week unit, there are 13 or 14. I kept doing one lesson a day which gave me about a month less of schoolwork (35 weeks of schooling in a 52 week year). I would also occasionally skip a lesson with concepts we knew well already. And I worked over a full year (instead of the usual 9 months). It is not easy but can certainly be done. A much more reasonable solution is to do three levels of curriculum over two years.
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Carolyn L
San Leandro, CA
6/30/2020
Ok we are already schooling year round. It's taking an average of 4 weeks to get a unit done plus I have to work around the college tutor class schedules/finals week etc. I have stepped in and taught a lesson here and there in her absence but sometimes it throws everyone off when she returns. He is moving faster now than he was at the beginning of last year. So maybe by the middle of this year, he can start speeding up to three weeks rather than 4 weeks or I can do the lessons and the tutor can monitor the projects and writing activities. It takes him a LONG time with lots of reminders to stay at the table. I can't wait until he can start doing the lessons independently. Three levels over two years seems a lot more reasonable.