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Originally Posted by Polliwog View Post

Meemee, I've TAUGHT third grade and never noticed all of this doom and gloom that you talk about so much. FOURTH grade is definitely a changing year. Academics get much more difficult.

 



It may depend on where you live.  Both of my girls did find a lot of girl drama and mean girl issues cropping up in 3rd grade and I've had teachers tell me that it is a very hard year socially.  Maybe the girls are older here in 3rd, developing sooner, or something else.  My girls were both 7 going on 8 in 3rd and are later developers, so it wasn't that they were hormonal themselves but 4th was a much, much better year for both of them.  Academically, they both found the work very easy in 4th as well.  My oldest is a very advanced student so I'd never go off her experience for gauging how challenging the work is, but we didn't see a big step up for either of them in terms of the work load or challenge in 4th.  It all may be regional, though.

 

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Thanks, everyone. The responses have given me some good input to think about!

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