We don’t teach or learn by grades at our house. We teach by interest, readiness and mastery.
Sometimes we are learning things that are typically studied at an older grade level or not at all and other times, we are learning something that may have been typically taught a grade or two lower than where my children would be in a schooling institution.
When my children reach a period of frustration that they can’t work through, we put that concept away and return to a place of understanding. More times than not when we return to the frustrating task, the children master it the first day and we continue on our happy way to the next thing.
I love that we can teach to interests and even more importantly to heart and mind. I am not teaching my children a myriad of trivial facts. I am not trying to keep them in line with their peers. I am teaching them to love to learn and to be life long learners. That is more important and will be most beneficial to their future.