I had put this in the daily thread, but decided that it should be a topic on it's own. I don't know if y'all have this in your elementary schools? difficult child was in 4th grade last year and she had two teachers. One for Math & Science and the other for English & Social Studies. This year she is going to have 4 different teachers, one for each subject. I think that's too much for 4th graders! difficult child struggled with the classes last year. But she also shot herself in the foot for not turning in her homework. husband & I always made sure her homework was complete and checked, but it is her responsibility to turn in her work. difficult child also has a bad habit of "christmas tree-ing" her tests. She'd just mark whatever answers without reading the questions. Often the teachers would make her re-take the test. difficult child even fails OPEN BOOK tests! She had to attend summer school and they were going to pass her, just because she attended summer school, but not on her merit. I asked a lot of questions about what to expect in 5th grade. I found out that the 5th grade teachers are way stricter and do no have any flexibility. husband and I felt it was best to retain difficult child in 4th grade after going over all the factors between 4th & 5th grades. I'm going to push for another IEP again this year. husband & I, and her teachers factored in a lot of stuff. All the stuff from the previous IEP, her dyslexia, the ADHD, and her age, which she was born mid April. difficult child's maturity level isn't where it should be among her peers. We all felt that repeating 4th grade will give her the opportunity to grow up a little and be on the same level as her classmates. One of difficult child's friends is also repeating the 4th grade, so she is finding some comfort that she's not the only one. difficult child is accepting the idea better now, which makes me feel a little better. I'm just worried about how she's going to handle changing classes and teachers 4 times a day. It's just too early, I think!