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  1. Swiss-Canadian Girl
    30.03.2012 00:50
    Swiss-Canadian Girl
    Hi kodokan,

    I was wondering if you got my message that I sent to you a while ago. Sorry, I dont' want to stress you out with that, you might be busy with other stuff.
    Is it possible that you could give me just a quick recommodation? We have to let the school know rather quick what we decided.
    Go back one year for the sake of learning french without stress, or stick with it and going through a rough patch at the beginning?

    Thanks a lot!

  2. Swiss-Canadian Girl
    13.03.2012 02:20
    Swiss-Canadian Girl
    What is your experience? Could you write just approximately what your son learned in grade 2? I know he started in grade 2, right?
    Do you think it would be better if he would go to grad 1 instead? Your son was 7 too when he went to grade 2, right? Do you think that was good, or did they recommend grade 1 too?
    They seem nice and told us it's our decision, but I think it's hard to make a decision when we don't know the facts upon what we have to decide...
    Also because if his problems adjusting to new situations, I don't want him to have to switch classes after a short time when we realize that he went to the wring grade.

    Thanks sooo much for your info!

    All the best,


    PS: Are you happier with the school now in the US? I read some of your threads and understand your concerns. I am just wondering how you like it now.
  3. Swiss-Canadian Girl
    13.03.2012 02:20
    Swiss-Canadian Girl
    We don't want to stress him out to much, he is usually a slow starter, doesn't like change, but once he gets the feeling that he has the time to learn, he adapts quickly. I also think that he is pretty smart and has learned a lot at school already. He reads and writes a bit in english and german.
    I am worried that he will be bored if he goes to grade 1, as he already knows the letters, writes some sentences without copying, reads little books, is pretty good at math (adding and subtracting up to about 20, on paper and in head). They covered many topics in science as well, but I know this wont' happen much at the local school anymore.
    I was studying the curriculum, but it lists the things only for grade 1 and grade 2 combined, and after request, they told us that they don't have a separate curriculum for every grade, but just for the cycles. So they could not tell us what about they cover in grade 1 and 2.

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  4. Swiss-Canadian Girl
    13.03.2012 02:19
    Swiss-Canadian Girl
    Hi kodokan,

    I am wondering if I could ask you for some advice regarding school.
    We are in contact with the public school, and we are discussing now in what classes our kids will go. According the age, my daughter will go to second infantine, and I think she will be placed well there (especially after reading your thread regarding what kids do in kindergarten, and what she will learn in second infantine) But we are not sure regarding our son.
    He would go to grade 2, his birthday is june 13th, and would be one of the youngest ones. they recommended us he would go to grade 1 because of the language.

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  5. MusicChick
    16.01.2011 22:51
    Happy birthday!!!!!!!! All the best, too bad I didn't read the mail yesterday, I would certainly make a huge fuss about your big day in some lovely happy bday kodokan thread! Cheers and hope it was a blast!
  6. wellmood
    07.08.2010 08:57

    I am so sorry, I mixed up your post with Bianco's.. part of it anyway.
  7. wellmood
    07.08.2010 08:37
    Hi Kodokan,

    I just re-read your message about schooling for your -then- 4 year old. Thanks for the post because it describes my situation exactly - we are moving to Switzerland in September and my oldest son will turn 4 on September 26th. If you have the time, could you give me some tips on finding a playgroup etc.? Of course, I am looking by myself too and I find it hard to get an overview in the web of daycare etc. We inscribed both our kids at BIP, but as I will be without a job at first, we'll be last on the list sooner than first, I guess..

    Also the area you live in sounds great for families. I will loook into that too.

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the info you gave!


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    Currently besporting a 'married mummy' personality; kids of 12 and 8
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