Before our homeschool journey even began, my husband and I committed to crafting curriculum options that would meet the needs of our individual kids. After seven years of teaching in a traditional classroom, I knew the pitfalls of one-size-fits-all learning. It erroneously assumes that every child is exactly like all the others and that they excel and/or struggle in all the same areas of academics and at the same rates. But the truth is, just as kids learn to walk and talk at different ages, they learn to do other things with their own timetable too. That's why we've never really homeschooled with grade levels.