I have 4 children (will have 5) in public schools in a good school district. Our elementary does not differentiate so well for math, but there are 4 different vocab groups and 3 diff reading groups; much better in the upper elementary grades. MS starts in 6th grade here; I have a 6th grader taking algebra I and all honors; and I have an 8th grader taking geometry and all honors. They feel well challenged, love their classes, and cool stuff like dd1's civics teacher did a mock naturalization process for the kids, including an abbreviated ceremony like people who naturalize go through. He really tried to get them to understand all the steps! :) The 6th grade science teacher was teaching the kids how to amend the soil (he's a farmer) and they are planting trees along the creek this fall. He will meet anyone willing to come at 4 am or something to look at meteor showers. Such good teachers! :) The art teacher is running a manga/cartooning club after school that dd2 loves. Yeah, we're happy with the middle school and the science, math, social studies, english, PE and music teachers! And Latin. Dd1 is in her 2nd year of Latin and loves loves it! My kids do well in a school setting. So they are doing well there.
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10/31/11 at 4:53pm