He's average size for his age and rather timid. He's moderately coordinated.
His executive skills are fine for a rising second grader. Socially, he's a six year old who struggles to connect to the rough and tumble boys in his class. He's doing beautifully in his current 2nd grade math class.
We're signing him up for Boy Scouts despite my objections to the organization to get him a social group in his new peer cohort started this summer. We don't know a single current 1st grade boy at the school, and I hope to "hot house" establishing friendships over the summer. Our hope is that the second graders next year will treat him more like a new kid in school than a grade skipped kid.
The director of rec league soccer will let him sign up either as a first grader or a second grader, depending what we feel is appropriate. To put it bluntly, he sucks. He's scared of the pack of boys, and he fliches at a ball approaching him. In short, he's at the perfect level to play first grade level next year, and he'll be far from being one of the good kids even still. He's so timid that in a 30 minute scrimmage of 4-kid kindergarten teams he touched the ball 10 times total. That's not 10 plays, that's 10 individual touches of the ball.
The rec league forms teams of 1st and 2nd grade all from a given elementary school, but they split the grade levels for games.
If it were an anonymous league, we'd play him as a 1st grader in a heartbeat. But it's not. He'll know a good number of the 1st graders and they'll know him. The 2nd graders will know him as a 2nd grader sooner or later and I don't want to emphasize the fact he's that much younger.
I can over think anything. .
Where would you sign him up? We have about 3 weeks to decide.
If anyone has signed their kid up down a grade level post skip, how did you move out of this transitional state?
Pre-empting the obvious question, yes, he's excited about playing soccer and he says he loves it. He goes willingly each week, and he clearly loves the drills. He wants to sign up again next year.