I mentioned a few months ago that I’d started homeschooling my kids for preschool. (Preschools cost a bit more here than they did in Texas.)
Not gonna lie, it’s a serious struggle. I mean, sure, I have a teaching degree and all, but it doesn’t make it any easier (especially when it’s your own kids you’re teaching!). My kids are different ages, so I’m still trying to figure out the balance between their current knowledge and skills and their learning styles. What I’ve started doing is more one on one stuff — I sit down with one daughter while the other plays. It kinda works. It works with my oldest daughter, but when I’ve got my youngest down for her lesson, my oldest wants to “help,” which basically means she wants to sit next to her sister and call out all the answers.
Which, as you might guess, is just plain awesome.
I’m using bits and pieces of the High Reach multi-age preschool curriculum and supplementing with workbooks. I’m also doing my own art projects with the kids, like painting and things like that. Art is their favorite “class,” but we’re still working on the other stuff.
Any of you homeschooling parents have any ideas/suggestions about how to teach multi-age/multi-level kids? I know it’s just preschool, but it’s still important!