Using the Curriculum with different ages.

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  • Kristi

    Hi there,

    I’m hoping to use the SCM curriculum with my Year 1 and year 3 children, starting in January (we live in Australia). I will obviously use the books for the Grade 1-3 category for this year, but, assuming it really works for us, and i continue it the following year, how would i make it work with our ages? My older child is quite academic, an avid reader, while my younger child struggles a bit more. I doubt i would have time or energy to read two sets of books, but not sure i want to repeat the same books the next year and bore my older child. I’m also doubtful my younger child will be ready for books targeted at Grades 4-6. Hopefully that makes sense! Any advice would be wonderful!

    Thanks in advance for your help! 🙂


    I believe the idea is that by the time you have a 4th grader, that child can read his/her own books. You read the family books together, along with 1-3 books to younger child, while older child reads independently.

    Karen Smith

    You shouldn’t repeat any books the following year. If you are using our recommendations for history or using our history lesson plan books, you would study one time period this year, then study the next time period next year. For example, if you are studying Ancient Egypt this year, next year’s history would be Ancient Greece. This year for Ancient Egypt you would read the Family books and grade 1-3 books to both of your children. Next year for Ancient Greece you would read the Family books to both of your children, the grade 1-3 books to your younger student, and assign your older student to read the grade 4-6 books.

    Same with literature. If you are using one of our Enrichment Studies lesson plan books, you use one lesson plan book one year, then the next lesson plan book the next year. (More lesson plan books are being developed.) If you are designing your own study, choose one literature group for each year.


    Ahh! I see! Thank you so much for clarifying ladies! That’s fantastic. 🙂


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