I need help on organization with homeschooling different age groups. I have a 7 yo daughter and 5 yo son that I homeschool. I also have a 4 yo son that I would like to bring in on the schooling a few mornings a week but haven't really yet. How do you HS different age groups? So far I've usually been working with my daughter in the morning and then my son in the afternoon. I would really like to combine it though and teach them all together. How do you organize things? My daughter is working on reading chapter books, writing stories, exploring what she finds interesting in science and social studies. My son is learning to read and write. I find this takes up a lot of my time and makes it hard to teach both at once. My younger son would be doing more preschool type activities. Usually I involve all 4 of my children in a seasonal/holiday craft every day and bible studies every day.
Also, for extra-curricular activities - one of the reasons we HS is b/c we don't want outside influences influencing our children. I actually pulled my oldest out of gymnastics last year when I heard some of the music they were playing at practice (vulgar in my opinion!). Where do you find wholesome activities? I want them to interact with other children but not be negatively influenced either. My two oldest do attend a children's group one night a week at church.
-Happy Stay at Home & Homeschooling Mama to 7 y.o. girl, 5 y.o. boy, 4 y.o boy, 2 y.o. girl, and currently 8 weeks pregnant!