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    Anyone have any tips for using MBtP with blended families where kids are going back and forth between families? How to stay on track, could families do a block model if one family is not comfortable with certain subjects? Grades 5 and 2, with kids in both families who are in similar ages so there is the need to keep everyone on the same track.

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    About how long are the kids with each family?
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    The kids alternate weeks with each family.

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    I guess I'm a little confused, does the curriculum not go with the kids as they go back and forth? So they have like a one week on, one week off type of schedule now?
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    I second RTB's request - can you explain a bit more, so we know more clearly how we can help?

    I'm using Moving Beyond the Page with my 5th grader this year and it's going pretty well for us so far. But we aren't a blended/split custody family - he's with me full time. I'm not really sure what you're currently doing/looking to do from your original post...?

    Are the kids only learning every other week right now, in one home? Are they doing a different curriculum that isn't working out? What subjects make one family uncomfortable? What subjects would you think to schedule in blocks?

    Generally, I'd say that ELA and Math are the two most important subjects, especially for 2nd graders, when they're learning some of the most basic scaffolding of reading and mathematics. Those probably should be daily subjects, while Science/Social Studies/etc could be done when there's time, opportunity, and a willing family member available. Do you have other subjects you're intending to teach? (My kiddo does Spanish via Duolingo, and we're working in Art, Music, and PE as well.)

    Does that help at all?

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