My DS has been assigned into a combination 2nd/3rd grade class this year and I am very unhappy. He is in public school, tomorrow would have been the first day of 3rd grade for him.
Since he will only be getting half of the normal 3rd grade education I am looking for supplemental educational materials so I can tutor him to keep him from falling behind his former peers. As of the end of 2nd grade he was above grade level for most subjects and at grade level for the remainder. I don't know why he was placed in this class, I didn't think he was a retention risk or in need of remediation, but apparently something went horribly wrong since now he gets to be one of the dimmer 3rd graders alongside the brighter 2nd graders.
Should I get the same books they will be using at his school and go over that with him at home or should I look for other materials at a teacher supply store or website? Basically I don't want him to waste an entire year and fall behind. I would like him at least to be at grade level, above grade level would be a bonus though I seem to have overestimated his abilities since now he will be a 2nd grader again for half of the day.
Should I even be the one tutoring him or should I get a tutoring service or take him to one of those tutoring centers?
Since a lot of forum moms homeschool, I hoped some of you might know where to look for materials. I appreciate any suggestions for resources, I'll ask his teacher too if I get a chance tomorrow. TIA.