Topic | Younger Student vs Older Students

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  • Jenny Lasslett
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    I see the terms ‘younger students’ and ‘older students’ used a lot throughout SCM resources and the forum but what age children fall under these two categories? I want to start using Learning About Birds but the teacher guide reference different tasks for younger and older students. I do not know where to place my 3rd grader (age 8). What’s your opinion?

    Tristan
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    What I would do is read the suggested activities for a few lessons listed as younger students. Then read the same lessons and look at the older students activities. Which sounds more like what would be a good fit (not too easy, not too frustratingly hard) for your 8yo?

    ErinD
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    It looks like Learning About Birds is for Grades 1-6, so younger students would be about Grades 1-3 and older students would be about Grades 4-6. Since your son is just about in the middle, I would do what Tristan suggested and look at the activities for both and decide which would be a good fit.

    Regan
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    That is really an answer only you will know mama. 🙂  We did Learning About Birds last year and I considered my 3rd grader a younger child.  However, not all 3rd graders are the same.  So, take a look at the assignments and decide if she is ready for more.  The goal is to challenge but not frustrate.  You could always select assignments assigned to older children and go deeper with her if the interest is there and you think she could do it.  Btw…. I LOVE Learning About Birds!  All of our kids, ages 6 – 11 enjoyed it so much.  I am amazed at both their knowledge and interest in birds.  They are now able to identify so many birds.  And they still call every crow Blacky.  🙂

     

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