I have a new student in my class. When registering the mother told the principal that her daughter was quite advanced in math and reading. As with all new students she was tested by our Reading Specialist. She has tested superior in all areas, reading, math, writing, factual information, basically anywhere from a high 5th to 6th grader. She will not be turning 8 until next week. I have no materials in my room for her as I previously taught 2nd and have only been teaching 3rd for two years. Our school only goes up to 4th grade, thus limiting my ability to find materials in the school. I have conferenced with my principal and feel that she might be better challanged in a 4th grade class at this time. Have any of you had students "skip" a grade and if so has it had positive or negative effects on the student. I am more than willing to have her remain in my class but feel that I will not be able to spend the quality time I need with her. Independent work can only go so far. I feel that there must be time each day to work one on one in order to help this student to the best of my ability. Why is time always a factor?