Experienced Oak Meadow Parents: Question on grade placement
We're considering Oak Meadow for ds in the fall. He'll be going into the 4th grade. After looking over sample lessons from OM, it seems as though their 5th grade is more akin to Massachusetts 4th grade level, especially when looking at the math lessons. Do I level him up a grade at OM? I don't think he would be considered a 5th grader by MA standards but the 4th grade OM curriculum looks too easy and more like what he did this year in 3rd grade in school. We'll be ordering the curriculum and going at our own pace, not joining the distance learning program.
I have looked through posts and noticed that OM skews easier in the younger grades, again especially in math. Have you had this experience? Thoughts on what to do? I'd rather just purchase one grade or the other, both reading and science topics look great (4th and 5th grades), and ds is an avid reader so no problems using either curriculum there. I have looked at other math curricula (love the Beast Academy for ds), but I'd like to order everything from one place, even more so with this being our first year of homeschooling...
Thank you for any advice you can offer!