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Is starting an accelerated program in third grade too early for students or should the studetns be challenged in the general classroom?

Is starting an accelerated program in third grade too early for students or should the studetns be challenged in the general classroom?

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I am a current third grade teacher and this is the question that are school is facing. We would like to start an accelerated third grade, but will the students still have time to be children? I do not want to put the stress of a fast paced, high expectation curriculum on the students, but if the class is project based, they could still have fun.

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