Category Archives: Multiple Grades

Teaching Multiple Ages: What Can I Combine?

Are you teaching multiple grades or ages? In my classes, in general I find that there are certain subjects in any curriculum that are easily integrated. Here are some quick ideas: Storytelling is easily integrated with the two ages. Fairytales are appropriate for both of these ages – so are...
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Teaching Multiple Ages: With a Toddler

A very popular question I get is, β€œWhat do I do with my toddler(s) when we are homeschooling?” I have have three children and was very happy with the method I learned from our first Waldorf parent-child teacher years ago. She taught me that toddlers want to do what we...
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Teaching Multiple Grades Together: G4 & G6

Question: I am teaching my 4th and 6th grader this year. What tips do you have for me using the Earthschooling curriculum that will help me be more efficient? – NF Answer: Learning tricks to combining the lessons and how to sync them together can save time for you and make...
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10 Tips on Teaching Different Ages Together

1. Always have an older child teach a younger child something when possible. That way you have two children occupied and one less Main Lesson to teach πŸ™‚ I remember my second grader used to help me with all my classes when she was little. She was like a mini...
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Should My Children of Different Ages Do Art at the Same Time?

Question from Member: Should My Children of Different Ages Do Art at the Same Time? I think homeschoolers have a challenging setup when we have multiple kids at differing abilities. My 4 yr old criticizes her work (she’s four!! And I’ve NEVER been negative about hers or any of my children’s work)...
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Out of the Classroom

I love Earthschooling because we spend so much time out of the “traditional classroom”. I adore books and have shelves filled with them. However, what always amazes me is how easily and effortlessly we learn outside of the traditional “textbook and classroom” methods. Today was a perfect example of getting...
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