When I started homeschooling I really only had the Princess who was doing school. Sure, sometimes my Little Man would “sit-in” on schoolwork, but my primary focus was on the Princess. Over the years our family has grown by one more, the Littles have gotten older. And now I am homeschooling 3 kiddos instead of just one.
Honestly, I kinda let things go with the Littles long after I should have been working with them. I was anxious about trying to educate more than one child at a time, and especially THREE at once. But apparently, I can’t wait until one is graduated to start educating the others. Who knew?
Seriously though, this year is my first year with all 3 kiddos officially doing school work. You can read what curriculum I chose in this post ———> Paterson Academy Curriculum Round-Up 2018-2019. The biggest challenge I have is the large age gap. The Princess is 11 and in 6th grade, while the Littles are 5 and 7 in K and 1st respectively. That age gap doesn’t seem like a big deal with some things, but educationally speaking, that gap can be more like a canyon. I approached things with that in mind and made my primary goal to make things as easy as possible for everyone, especially me. Here is how I did that: