Anyone Else Currently Homeschooling?

tortoise

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No I just hate it and want to trash half of it and come up with other ideas 🤣 we are ahead in some areas though! I’m really picky…. I prefer to come up with my own curriculum, but that got a lot harder having 3 kids than it was with one!
I am so picky about curriculum too! Last year, DS6 was in public virtual charter school for Kindergarten. The staff pushed us toward "complete" curriculum. I despise complete curriculum and we barely used any of it. He did great with Kumon workbooks because each one focuses on a specific skill. I'm very careful to not let him get ahead of grade level in reading, writing, and math because I want him back in public school ASAP.

We are currently using the same math curriculum as the elementary school uses - Eureka, plus Kumon, plus Math Seeds online program. He is using Reading Eggs and Fast Phonics, Kumon, and sometimes IXL.

I have the problem of finding more good material than a kid can use.
 

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No I just hate it and want to trash half of it and come up with other ideas 🤣 we are ahead in some areas though! I’m really picky…. I prefer to come up with my own curriculum, but that got a lot harder having 3 kids than it was with one!
Ah! I totally get that!

I used/use curriculum for math, but until high school most stuff I cobbled together on my own.

With a bunch of kids we were still able to do language arts, history, geography and Science all together. I just read out loud, and then quizzed with harder questions going to older kids.

And hands on stuff older kids got harder stuff, little kids a related coloring page.

Do dictation, older kids get graded harder... everyone does penmanship together but younger kids huge letters on a dry erase board and older kids copy work cursive.

For science an older kid "helps" the younger kid with understanding stuff or experiments.

Once you hit high school... way harder to impossible to do all together.

BUT, hopefully by then they can do most on their own.
 

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