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Posted: April 21 2015 at 10:37pm | IP Logged Quote mamaslearning

My oldest (11yo) wants to teach my youngest (will be 5yo this Fall) next school year. I'm thinking that I will have her read to him and maybe do a craft or a nature study project. Any ideas? Have you done this in your homeschool? She naturally mentors him anyway, but she wants to be an "official" teacher next year - KWIM.

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Posted: April 22 2015 at 12:01am | IP Logged Quote JodieLyn

I haven't done an official something but I like having the olders working with the youngers. The olders need to really know what they're teaching in order to teach and the youngers love the attention of their sibling especially as a relish to always having mom.

I think finding a special things that they can do together and letting her be the official teacher would be lovely.

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Posted: April 23 2015 at 1:16am | IP Logged Quote MaryM

And teaching something is the best way for it to really stick in the mind of the teacher as well. You could take many topics (history and science come to mind as particularly adaptable) that your 11 year old is having to learn and turn that around so that she can present it in some way to him as well.

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