Follow Ohana Adventures On YouTube | Subscribe

Catch Our Posts On Facebook | Follow

Join The Adventure On Instagram | Follow

The Now Mom’s Evolving Pinterest | Follow

Catch Our Latest Tweet! | Follow

Login

HOW TO Homeschool Different Ages & Grade levels with Curriculum Haul

Sep 15, 2020 | Homeschool | 13 comments

Many of you have been following our homeschooling series and have asked about how I homeschool different grade levels and the curriculum we use. This is how I balance the different ages and grade levesl as well as a full curriculum haul.

Homeschooling in general can be hard to balance, but having different ages and different grade levels is all about finding balance.  Those of you following along know that FIRST we begin each morning with a pow-wow to discuss daily tasks. When you start with a group Pow-wow, everyone has a chance to communicate what they have on their personal school tasks as well as what time the group lessons are at and other responsibilities. From there, we split up to do work & try to follow the time schedule of the day. The older kids work mostly independently, and the younger kids need a little more guidance.

Group Subjects

At designated times of the day we have group subjects that apply to all ages. These subjects can be science, history, religion, business, art, etc. Here are a few of our favorite group subjects that we use.

Scripture Study: The first subject we start with every morning is family scripture study. We use a curriculum set forth by our church called Come Follow Me. The older kids go to Seminary each morning where they study the scriptures deeper.

group study for school

History: We love The Good and The Beautiful curriculum and among other subjects, we use them for history. I love how well laid out their lessons are. I also like that they provide different worksheets for different grade levels. We also like Libraries of Hope/Well Educated Heart. This year we are studying US History and we are reading aloud from the Freedom Series.

Science: For science, we use The Good and the Beautiful Science units. We are currently studying Maturation as well as Anatomy. We also do interest led learning where a child will dive deeper into a particular subject that they are interested in.  Once a week we will do science experiments.

take time

Individual Subjects

Throughout the day each child has time set aside to work on individual subjects. I will help certain children at scheduled times, to make sure I get enough time with each child that needs it. Language Arts and Math are the main subjects each student does individually. We do add on other subjects that they are interested in that maybe the whole group doesn’t do; foreign languages, sciences, business, etc. Here are a few of our favorite subjects and what we use.

mom helping kids with school

Language Arts: All of our children use The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts as they have it from pre-k all the way to high school. If you are transitioning to homeschool this is a great program to start with because like history lessons, everything is laid out for you and there is little to no prep.

Math: Our younger kids use The Good and the Beautiful Math while our older kids use the Life of Fred. Life of Fred teaches math through story and it covers elementary math to high school math. Wyatt, who is our math whiz uses Lessons for a living education. I like that it is straightforward, reviews concepts that they have learned, and introduces new concepts. It does not follow common core, which I like.

dad teaching cora

Handwriting: For handwriting, we do 3 books a year. They do a review from last year, their current level, and the next level. I feel handwriting is very important, so we really emphasize it in our homeschool curriculum. We use both The Good and the Beautiful and Handwriting without Tears for our handwriting curriculum.

Electives: We encourage our children to pursue their interests and for that reason, we have included some electives into our homeschool curriculum.

rykel reading

Art: For art, I found Waldorfish, an online class. Each lesson has a couple of videos to help you learn each new concept. It teaches technique, correct art terms, etc. It also has a list of materials needed so that you know exactly what to get.

Animation Shae is interested in Animation and he is learning that through Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a great FREE resource for many subjects including language, math, science, history, economics, etc.

Personal Finance: We feel it’s important for our children to learn life skills so that they can be well equipped when we send them out into the real world. We feel finance is an important life skill so our high school kids are taking Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance course.

Business: Our highschool kiddos also take business courses. This course is curated by Jase and me. We will typically have them read a business or leadership book and write an essay on it. We ask them specific questions about what they’ve learned and how it applies to their own businesses.

Foreign Language: We have a few kids interested in learning a foreign language and for that we use Duolingo.

*We ask that before our children start on an elective course they finish their core subjects first.

I hope this homeschool curriculum haul was helpful for you as you make plans for how to teach multiple grade levels and which curriculum to use. As always, do what works for your family. Don’t be afraid to change the curriculum if you find that a certain one isn’t working for your child. You know their needs best.

-Rach

If you want to see how we set up our homeschool classroom, check out this post.

How to Homeschool Different Ages

13 Comments

  1. slot zeus

    Selamat datang di Zeus4d, situs slot online terkemuka untuk Gacor 2023!
    Dengan lebih dari 1000 slot, kami menghadirkan pengalaman judi paling menarik yang tersedia secara online.

    Di Zeus4d, kami berbangga menyediakan mesin slot dan permainan bermutu tinggi.
    Opsi slot online terkini dan terhebat kami pasti akan memberikan jam hiburan dan kesenangan. Apakah Anda
    seorang roller tinggi yang berkeinginan menang besar, atau cuma mencari cara yang menyenangkan untuk menghabiskan beberapa jam,
    kami memiliki permainan yang total untuk Anda.

    Kemenangan gampang kami dan slot online maxwin hari ini pasti akan menyenangkan pemain yang
    paling berpengalaman. Permainan ini dirancang untuk memberi Anda kans terbaik untuk memukulnya besar dengan jackpot besar dan hadiah
    besar lainnya. Alternatif permainan kami meliputi slot 3
    – reel klasik, slot 3D, slot progresif dan banyak lagi. Jadi, apa malah
    preferensi Anda, kami yakin memiliki permainan yang
    total untuk Anda.

    Di Zeus4d, kami juga menawarkan berjenis-jenis bonus dan promosi untuk membikin pengalaman Anda lebih menarik.
    Bonus kami yang murah hati termasuk Gratis Spins, No Deposit Bonus, Welcome Bonus, Reload Bonus dan banyak lagi.
    Kami juga menawarkan penawaran promosi khusus seperti Cashback, Leaderboard Races dan Turnamen VIP.
    Jadi, apa pun preferensi Anda, Anda pasti akan menemukan promosi yang sempurna untuk meningkatkan kemenangan Anda.

    Akibatnya, regu dukungan pelanggan kami selalu siap untuk
    menjawab pertanyaan atau permasalahan apa bahkan yang mungkin Anda miliki.
    Kami memahami bahwa bermain slot online bisa mengintimidasi,
    namun kami di sini untuk mempertimbangkan Anda mempunyai pengalaman terbaik.
    Jadi, jangan ragu untuk menghubungi tim layanan pelanggan kami yang ramah kalau Anda memiliki pertanyaan atau problem.

    Cobalah kemujuran Anda hari ini di Zeus4d dan natural segala sensasi dan kegembiraan yang datang dengan bermain di situs slot online terkemuka Gacor 2023.
    Dengan kemenangan gampang dan maxwin Slot online hari ini, Anda
    yakin untuk berada di untuk mengobati. Jadi, tunggu apa lagi?
    Jackpot sudah menunggu!

    Inilah Permainan Slot Gacor Online 2023 Mudah Menang Dan Terpercaya
    Perjudian slot online menjadi kian populer di Indonesia, dengan banyak orang mencari web slot online terbaik dan kemenangan mudah pada tahun 2023.
    Setelah seluruh, bermain game slot sering kali adalah sistem yang baik
    untuk bersantai dan bersenang – bersuka ria, sementara
    juga mempunyai potensi untuk memenangkan hadiah besar.

    Namun dengan popularitas perjudian slot, itu juga menjadi target utama bagi scammers.
    Dengan semacam itu banyak website slot luar negeri yang tersedia di dunia
    maya, mungkin sulit untuk mengetahui mana yang ialah
    real deal dan mana yang cuma keluar untuk mengambil uang Anda.
    Sayangnya, banyak orang telah menjadi korban pembohongan situs slot terbaru pada tahun 2023.

    Reply
  2. zeus slot

    Hi everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this web page, and article is
    in fact fruitful for me, keep up posting such articles.

    Reply
  3. habanero

    May I simply just say what a relief to uncover someone who actually understands what they are talking about
    on the internet. You definitely know how to bring a problem to
    light and make it important. More people have to check this out
    and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you are
    not more popular since you surely have the gift.

    Reply
  4. adults toys

    We would like to thank you once more for the gorgeous
    ideas you offered Jeremy when preparing her own post-graduate research
    in addition to, most importantly, with regard to providing
    all the ideas in a single blog post. In case we had known of your web-site a year
    ago, we would have been kept from the unnecessary measures we were having to take.

    Thanks to you. adults toys

    Reply
  5. zeus4d slot

    What’s up to every one, it’s genuinely a nice for me to visit
    this website, it consists of helpful Information.

    Reply
  6. sklep

    Hello! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m
    not seeing very good gains. If you know of any please share.
    Cheers! You can read similar text here: Sklep

    Reply
  7. Backlink Portfolio

    Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to help
    with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my
    blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains.
    If you know of any please share. Kudos! You can read
    similar art here: Scrapebox AA List

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

                        

Bio

rach and jase cut

Aloha,
Rachel is a vlogger and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips here on the blog.

Jase is an entrepreneur, surfer, skater, fisherman, and the best dad ever! When he’s not creating silly Reels (@jasebennett), you can find him sharing adventures on the blog & great entrepreneurial tips on his podcast: The Decode.

Shop

Adventure Gear

[et_pb_shop type=”featured” posts_number=”1″ _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default” title_font_size=”14px” text_orientation=”center” custom_margin=”||0px||false|false” global_module=”246992″ saved_tabs=”all”][/et_pb_shop]

TOA Podcast

Listen Now

Related Posts

Categories

Archives