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  1. I don't know about 1A, but I have two kids doing 2A. We are on week 19 and have been doing it all year. We almost never finish from beginning to end in a week. They follow the lesson plan for 5 days normally, but it always takes us longer because we just have to take more time on the days 4/5 part. Plus, I don't like to feel rushed. Writing is not something that I want to be intense 5 days a week.
  2. All I can say is that there were so many problems with it, I don't even know where to start. First, the reading for each day was WAY inappropriate for the grade level. I was doing 2nd or 3rd and the books they were supposed to read (or me read) were 20 or so pages with text written at an 8th grade level. I was like...what? I couldn't believe it. Next, the lesson plans were all over the place. One book this day, another book the next day...nothing at all was cohesive. Sometimes the reading on the lesson plan didn't even make sense. It would say "read pgs. 101-141" and 141 was the second page in
  3. For a larger family, definitely the BJU streaming videos! They are a Godsend to me and I will never, ever go back!
  4. I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but BJU's distance learning videos are amazing. I would be lost without them with 6 kids. They teach and explain things visually, SO much better than I ever did (and I tried). Just a thought!
  5. Not lately, but just the mention of Wp makes me shudder. Never in my life have I used a curriculum that was so disorganized, non-age appropriate and all over the place. I was totally taken in by their beautiful website and their colorful, beautiful descriptions and materials. But then using it in real-life was a whole other story.
  6. Thanks! So what’s the advantage of buying the print version? Or, is it the same thing? I like that there is more info given and a picture online, but I can see the convenience of having the book too. What else should I consider before buying (or just being satisfied with the website?)
  7. That is helpful. What exactly is inside the book? I see the TOC from the sample, but I can’t figure out what the book is FOR. Do you just check off the books after they’re read? Or is there more to it than just a list of titles?
  8. I know there are quite a few resources out there, but at the moment I just can't remember them! I'm looking for somewhere that can give me titles so that I can put together 20-30 books for grades 3, 4, 5. Of course, I want only the best quality literature-think full, rich, beautiful, virtuous and the absolute best writing. You know, the ones that shouldn't be missed. Where can I look to develop these lists? Thank you.
  9. Just wanted to say I’m in the same boat. My 7th grade son will probably finish SFL this year. He doesn’t want to continue Latin, and I’ve heard that TFL is a beast. Do I want to take that on AND spend the $, especially when he’s headed to public high school? Idk. But on the other hand, what a blessing or could be to get one more year of Latin in-and might it be super beneficial all around? I just don’t know.
  10. I’m strongly considering just scrapping all of our moving parts, and just devouring nonfiction books for science and history AND reading quality fiction as our reading “program”. Up until 6th grade that is. What do you think about that idea? Will I be ruining my kids for good? Any tips on how to make it work?
  11. I've heard that about BFSU, which has scared me off. That is the beautiful thing about CLE-the format of the lightunits and the simplicity. Of course, it depends on where you are in your homeschooling journey. I'm at the place that I need simplicity 🙂
  12. From what I see online, the 5th grade CLE science *does* have "demonstrations" or activities that go along with the bookwork. It feels like I can handle that and you can even buy a little $20 kit from somewhere in case you don't want to gather your own supplies. I'm just trying to figure out why this wouldn't work and why more people aren't interested in it. Maybe most people combine their kids...or maybe it's just too "booky" or schoollike. Idk. I've already invested way too much in science and this looks like a fairly frugal investment. So, it wouldn't kill me if it didn't work out. But if i
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