Structures for working with more than one kid when they're doing different things in K-8 Curriculum Board Posted February 10 · Report reply 24 minutes ago, CuriousMomof3 said: Do your kids choose the order that they work through things? With DS7 (2nd grade), we alternate choosing- I pick the first subject and then give him options for him to pick the next subject, depending on if he needs me or can work independently, and repeat as we go. He tends to march to his own drummer, and definitely needs plenty of time during the day to work on his own projects, follow his own rabbit trails, and read. With DS10 (5th grade), he will very rigidly work straight down the list, so I have organized it in a way that makes best use of hard/easy/hard/easy tasks for him, so that I can also give him breaks/snacks/physical activity during the day to keep him going. He is advanced in a couple of subjects, but also has anxiety and other issues.