homeschool year! Actually, it is a
little bit over a month. We are finally
falling into a better routine, and accomplishing what I hope to accomplish in a week.
I don’t think any amount of planning could prepare me for moving to
schooling two children who are at different grade levels. I read as many forum posts as I could find on
homeschooling different age groups, but I think it really is a trial and error
kind of process.
at the same time to do their seat work.
writing/math, because we are primarily using a literature based approach to
homeschooling – lots of reading!
However, there is still some seat work to be done.
Jack with all of his work than to work on her own stuff.
Because both children need my help, I decided
that we would need to do this work separately.
Of course the next issue that came about was “why does Jack get to play
while I am doing school?”
into a real rhythm. I think that the
cooler temperatures help. When it is 90
degrees outside with 100% humidity no one, including this very pregnant mama,
wants to do school.
something fun. Emma believes that her
difficult subjects are math and reading, although she does really well in both
and rarely needs my help past the instructions on what she needs to accomplish
during that lesson. I think the fact
that it isn’t creative time for her, and she has to come to an actual answer
instead of doing whatever her imagination allows, is the main issue.
has helped, but there are definitely still days that it is a challenge. Luckily, we are homeschooling, so we can make
adjustments as the days go on! One of
the reasons I love homeschooling so much!
homeschooling multiple grades? Any tips
for a newbie?