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#1 tricia

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

Calling all Sonlight users. I'm wondering, with several children how many cores have you done at the same time?

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#2 PentecostalMom

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

I have ran three. My two oldest and a friend's dc because she was deployed and her dh was also a soldier. I didn't have the littles then.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:02 AM

Two is all I can handle.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

I personally know someone who ran four cores for years.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:34 AM

I've done two, and that's been easy so far, though the lower one is P4/5. Even the older core (D) only takes about 30 minutes of my time, so it's not bad. I could probably squeeze in 3, but I'd prefer to not do that unless one child was using one of the independent cores.

This blog shows a woman that does several cores at one time (4, I think?). One way she does it is that she has her kids do the history reading and read-alouds themselves instead of her reading aloud, once they're around 3rd grade or so (independently reading). I could certainly do that with my 3rd grade right now, but I'd want to read the books ahead of time (the woman on that blog does pre-read all the books). For now, it's fine for me to read aloud to my son - he doesn't mind. He'd probably rather just read it himself, but oh well. I haven't pre-read the books yet, so I'm learning alongside him. ;)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:58 AM

Depends on the children and how you run your school day. I did 4 cores (p4/5, D, G, 100)fully at one time but two of my children were older and independent and one of the cores was p4/5 (which is just reading). I also had my husband do the read alouds in core D and I did the read alouds in core G. Other then that the discussing and writing from the cores is just typical school work you would have to do with different grade children anyway so not anything extra. I did not preread the books from the cores except a few I wanted to have deep discussions over, the rest I just skimmed to get the idea of what the books were about.

#7 tricia

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

Awesome everyone. Thanks for these great replies.


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