Every once in a while, I come across a question that I don't have an immediate answer to. So, edubloggers, parents, and others, here's the scenario:
A young student is 4 1/2 years old and will turn 5 this summer. She is already reading Junie B. Jones and other chapter books geared towards the 6-9 year old. Her brother, also an early reader is well ahead of his kindergartener peers.
The Question: Should the soon to be five year old skip kindergarten and begin school in the first grade--the same grade as her brother?