Depending on your homeschooling family, you may find yourself needing to teach more than one grade level simultaneously. While this may seem like an overwhelming situation, with a little preparation and patience, you can successfully teach multiple grades. I have four children, and this year has been the first year that I’ve really had four different grade levels going all at once. I’m not gonna lie to you, it can be slightly overwhelming! But with a little prep work and a few tips, you can make it work for your family, too!
Wanted: A group of local or online homeschoolers to form a tribe where we all feel relaxed and comfortable with each other. Must naturally hit it off and if our kids get along, even better! Must share ideas, field trips, encouragement, tears, laughs, curriculum, coffee, playdates, and frustrations. Future possibilities include starting a small learning co-op, enjoying holiday parties, starting book clubs for different ages, interacting in sports, and more.
Many people think of home schoolers as a generic lot of Luddites who nix technology, lack social skills, grow their own food, live off the grid, and want to be around their kids 24/7. In my estimation, that describes, maybe, 5 per cent of home schoolers. “Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m a recovering home school mom,” I say to my imaginary 12-step support group of parents who survived home schooling their own kids.
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