You’ve asked about multi-grading and I’ve promised to post about multi-grading, but I’m having a hard time figuring out where to start the discussion. We multi-grade most subjects; history, literature, Bible, memorization, poetry, art, language arts, grammar, writing, some hand writing, spelling, some reading, etc. It’s probably easier to tell you which subjects we don’t multi-grade; math. 🙂
Since our children are all fairly close in age (spaced 14-18 months apart), we’ve been multi-grading from the beginning and we multi-grade a wide range of ages together. However, I think that multi-grading works well even if your children aren’t spaced so closely. For history, literature and Bible we multi-grade all of our children (an 11 year span). For language arts we are currently multi-grading the 4 year old all the way up to the 11 year old.
So here is how you can help me. What are your specific questions about multi-grading? Do you wonder what multi-grading actually means? What it looks like for specific subjects? How it works? Am I driving you crazy with how slow I’ve been posting about homeschooling? Do you want to know which curricula works well with multi-grading? How we make sure the big kids are challenged and the little ones aren’t overwhelmed? What advantages we’ve seen with multi-grading? What do you want to know???
Here is your chance. I want to know what you want to know, so ask away and I will post according to your interests.
Even if you don’t have a specific question, but are just interested in reading more about this topic, please leave a comment, so I can gauge the level of interest. I don’t want to prepare 15 posts about something that only a few of you are interested in. 🙂