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    3/4 SPLIT - no social life for the 3rd

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    I have a 3/4 split class with 6-3rd and 18-4th. Breaks and Lunch seem to be a problem for the 3rd graders. Our school has 2nd and 3rd break together and 4th and 5th break together. This has been putting the 3rd graders in the split class with no social contact with their peirs and places then with a very large group (over 120) of 4th and 5th graders. I am not sure that this separation from their friends and classmates is really worth it for these 6 kids. There are 5 other 3rd grade classes at our school.

    Am I wrong to feel the school is pushing these (high scoring) 3rd graders in the wrong direction? It does seem to be causing some stress for two of the boys.

    Any advise would help. I am considering a recommendation to a few of the 3rd's parents to ask for reassignment to traditional 3rd.

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