2squared Posted February 3, 2012 Share Posted February 3, 2012 I have been reading the rigor threads, and I am getting demotivated. Many, if not most, of the families posting have either small families or no little bodies creating chaos. If you have a larger family with many littles, how do you define rigor? How does it look in your house? We vacillate between relaxed and rigorous. I have a lot of little bodies to take care of, and my school aged kiddos still need a lot of one-on-one time. We put a high value on everyone having large chunks of free time to pursue/develop interests, so I do put selective limits on formal school time. I have settled into hitting the 3Rs fairly well, which means making forward progress consistently, and letting the content come via life or independent reading. We don't do any projects or experiments and few field trips, and I am perfectly OK with that in this season of life. Next year my kids will be in 5th, 3rd, 1st/K, PreK, and 2yo. I am hoping the youngest's schedule will somewhat stabilize and he will consistently sleep through the night so our school days can be more predictable and productive. Any wisdom or further thoughts from those in similar family situations? Anyone live through this season of many littles with rigorous schooling for the not-so-independent olders? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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