Originally Posted by meimei88
Thank you so much for the reply! I totally agree with you that Math is taught differently now. I am very aware of that since I also have a 2nd grader at home. But I have to say that my little one already understand almost all the math concepts introduced in my 2nd grader's math materials. He enjoyed doing his big brother's math homework. That is the level he is in right now. Since there is still half year to go before he will be enrolled in kindergarten, I try to educate myself to make the best decision for him. Should I consider a private school? If I put him in the public school (like my older son), will he get the attention and learning materials which suits his level? As a mother, I want my kid to have a head start in his life long journey of learning and enjoy it. Thnaks again for all the input!
If you have a 2nd grader then you may want to talk to his teacher/school about what options will be available for your kindergartner. From the services I've seen gifted kids (including my own) receive in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro district, I don't know what advantage a private school would give your younger son. But I suppose it depends on the teachers and school that you're in. And even though your kindergartner is advanced in math, there are so many other things that he will be learning when he enters school - reading, social studies, foreign language, art, music, science as well as non-academic things like the routine of a classroom and how to get along in a larger group of kids. So remember to look at the big picture of what he will be learning - it's not just math and reading.