The same applies to picking out a curriculum for your homeschool. You have to look at each subject individually then place the child at the level they are at regardless of where they are ” supposed” to be. The key here is to find their comfort zone then push them a bit past it. It’s called working in their zone of proximal development. The tedious part will be finding it for every subject you teach in your homeschool.
Don’t be discouraged if your child is all over the place. Due to limitations in areas, there will be discrepancies. That’s fancy words for no subject will be alike. Logan is extremely advanced in reading, math, science and history. He is doing advanced work well above grade level in these areas. On the other hand, he’s severely behind in writing and language. Anything that involves fine motor skills as well as motor planning are difficult for him. Behind as in doing the same work as his sister who is in 4 years younger than him. Anything that involves writing for long periods makes him feel inadequate. It is clearly difficult for him so we make modifications using adaptive technology in addition to teaching at the correct level.
I can’t focus on his inability to write a complete report even though he is about to start high school. I will lose valuable time doing anything other than pushing him slightly out of his zone then allowing him to step back in it. I can’t look at what other children are doing. I must maintain my focus on him and him alone. I have to put blinders on so to speak to keep my laser focus.
Take time this week to check out the subjects you are teaching. Check to see if you have your child at his actual level or his grade level. Don’t worry if he’s behind. By working at his level , you will help him to learn it and catch up with his peers faster with less grief for everyone. More smiles and less tears. Who doesn’t want that in their homeschool?