I know this is relatively far off for us, but it's been on my mind as of late because of my eldest, and I was curious if anyone else was thinking about or red-shirting their June Bugs?
For those who have NO idea what I'm talking about, it's willingly deciding to hold off on school by 1 year.
For us, my eldest is a September 7th baby. The majority of the cut-offs is September 1st so she won't make the cut-off anyway, and though there are places that will consider "testing in", I don't consider that an option for us. So, she'll be 5 turning 6 almost immediately her first year of Kindy.
If we kept Alice in her traditional school year, she would be exactly 1 year behind Sammie Lynn as a result. But, because she's June 2nd, she'll graduate high school at 17, drive an entire year later, date an entire year later, and in general, be an entire year behind her peers.
As a result, we have voluntarily red-shirting her. She will start school at age 6 and turn 7 the summer before 1st grade. I don't question her intelligence by any means, and even at almost 2 I could see her in preschool, but while I don't think maturity really matters in elementary school, I know it does come middle and high school. And, since school is nothing like it was when I was a kid, I'd rather her be older than younger---far less vulnerable that way.
So, yeah...anyhow, that's what we're doing. Instead of 2015, she'll start in 2016.
How about everyone else?