My 6 year old is in Kinder, and is ahead of many of the kids in his class. He attends a private school and his class doing things my friends 1st and 2nd graders are doing. But he gets bored still. However, the school doesn't do much because they say he is not socially ready to move ahead. He talks in class and doesn't listen well and gets out of his seat often. While I know he's not supposed to do that, I never have behavioral issues with him at home, so I do think it is mostly boredom. He does his work and learns very quickly though.
If I can't get anything more from the school, what else can I do? I can't put him in a different school, we simply can't afford anything that costs more and since he is ahead of public school, that won't work either. So maybe challenge him more at home? And any suggestions on getting him to pay attention and not talk in class? His teacher is sweet and seems to really try but DS can be a bit head strong. His father says he has the same behavioral issues at his house. I don't understand because we have very few problems here, he's quite well behaved, but I did raise him on my own for his first 4 years so he and I work stuff out well. I don't really know how to help him when he is not with me.
I personally want to home school and I plan to with this baby as well, but his father is 100% against it (although when we were married he was all for it so go figure) I need to figure something out because I don't want him to get fed up with school, he's too smart for that.