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  1. I need to look into the Abraham Lincoln one for sure. There are a few others that caught my eye, so I'm still deciding if it's worth it. It's SO much stuff, but I want to make sure I *use* it! :)
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  3. This exactly! I basically just have general goals with set curriculum. Any of the planning I do is more for my own purposes anyway (I guess it makes me feel like I have some sense of control, LOL).
  4. This. My 7.5 year old always has 2-3 books going at once. He's never had an issue retaining information and manages to keep the books separate somehow.
  5. We are still using it alongside Singapore. I'm not ready to let Singapore go just yet :p Since we started BA last year, I also had to worry about whether or not the 4th grade level would be out in time (we managed to stretch 3A and 3B enough to where it will hopefully be a non-issue since we'll finish 3C and 3D fairly quickly when we start back next month and hopefully by then 4A will be released).
  6. I've also found it nearly impossible to 'schedule' - I count on DS doing at least 2 pages each day, but it really depends on the pages. Some days he will ONLY do the 2 pages, and other days he'll do more. If you wanted to stretch it out, you could go as far as doing only a single page each day, which would allow you to plan more easily.
  7. This is us as well! We usually take off most all of June for various camps, clubs, etc and then start the new school year in July. It's just too hot to be outside much anyway and we'd rather have the time in November (which is when his b-day is anyway) for traveling, etc. Going year-round also gives us SO much more flexibility to have those random days when we just want to take off throughout the year ;-)
  8. Math: Singapore 4A/4B; Beast Academy 4A-4D; LoF Fractions Literature: Sonlight Readers gr. 4/5; MCT Alice, Peter, Mole Writing: HWT Cursive; EM Daily Language Review gr. 4; Unjournaling Grammar: MCT Town; possibly Killgallon Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 bk. 2 History: SOTW vol. 2 Geography: EM Daily Geography gr. 4; Trail Guide to World Geography Science: Real Science Odyssey - Chemistry Arabic: private school Co-Op: weekly - SOTW, Science Club, 4-H, Adventure Club monthly - Book Club, Zoo Club
  9. It seems to be about half and half here...there are quite a few kids in our co-ops that are reading at a fairly high level (for age) like DS, but there are others his age who are just learning to read things like Frog & Toad...so there's a fairly big spread. I've seen that many kids progress really quickly once they figure out HOW to read though...I know DS did. I think the range was similar for the kids in public school too...I remember a thread on my local moms board and there were kids starting K that were already reading Harry Potter and some kids who were still sounding out words...
  10. So, we've been using Growing w/ Grammar and I am OK with it, but I'd like to get some recommendations on other curriculum's that you enjoy. The independence of GWG is great, but I worry about long-term retention of it...the lessons have a 'style' to them that is easy catch on to. I don't mind teacher-intensive either - I just want to make sure he's getting a solid foundation in language! I'm already planning to use the Evan Moor Daily Language Review (gr. 4) next year (along with several other Evan Moor prodcuts), and I also have a copy of Grammar Town waiting in the wings. Would Grammar Town and Daily Language be fine?
  11. This was my plan since we are about to start SM 3B next week, but now I'm wondering if I should hold off a bit so they align a little better...especially since he'll be hitting fractions in Beast 3D too (if it ever comes out). Hmm...
  12. I think I saw a reply on the FB page that did say it was going to be February...they initially were hoping for end of January, but they've been delayed. I thought there was a more recent reply on their wall (since the main update they posted themselves) but I can't find one more recent than mid-December. :/
  13. This is us as well. We begin our school year in July (usually the first Monday) and we work through May. We take the month of June off as well as other random weeks throughout the year. As far as the curriculum itself though, we just move as necessary at whatever point in the year we are at. On paper, though, our school year runs from June-May.
  14. Daily Winning w/ Writing Growing w/ Grammar Soaring w/ Spelling & Vocabulary Singapore Math EM Daily Science Maps & Geography Sonlight Literature Varied Beast Academy - 2/3 times per week Word Roots - 2/3 times per week SOTW - twice a week - 1 day for reading/map work, another day for activities with our co-op Arabic - once a week (private school) MCT Alice, Peter, Mole - 2/3 times per week LLATL - 2/3 times per week RSO or other science lab activities - every other week or so
  15. Adding and Subtracting are really it. Did you see the assessments on the website? - http://www.beastacademy.com/resources/assessments.php We started Beast alongside Singapore 3A in July and we've just taken it slowly (finishing up 3B and will start 3C soon). It sounds like your DS could be ready as well.
  16. Was wondering this myself...I know they did it for the "America: The Story of Us" series, but haven't seen anything about this one yet :p Actually searched the board here (and found this post) to see if I'd perhaps missed something!
  17. Same here - both textbook and workbook and I ordered directly from Beast Academy's website.
  18. We are doing both together. DS (just turned 7 last week) was already starting Singapore 3A at the beginning of our school year (July) and I just added Beast Academy alongside it. He's currently in 3C (just started actually) and still loves it! He should be moving to Singapore 3B by the end of the month and will start level 4 in both curriculum's next year.
  19. I bought a special 8-pocket folder at Target (I think it was Target anyway). It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but I wanted something that could hold standard size paper so I could also file anything 'loose' from our SOTW work in each pocket as well. It works perfectly and I am happy with the choice! I almost wish I had purchased a second one! ETA: Here's what it looks like (I can upload a pic of ours too if you need to see it) -
  20. Awesome! thank you!!! I didn't get it during the last deal and I am really glad I didn't! Just in time for the kiddo's birthday :D Thank you Thank you!
  21. Awesome! Thank you! All registered and will have DS check it out tomorrow!! :D
  22. We started Singapore by that point b/c my son was very similar! He was ready for more and while I wasn't quite ready for him to be starting a regular curriculum, I am very glad that I did. He's now in Singapore 3A and Beast Academy 3C - and he'll be 7 next week! ;) I just went at his pace (and continue to do so) and it's worked out perfectly for him!
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