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  1. So is it worrisome to have a 3rd grader doing 2nd grade math mammoth? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  2. I have two sons in 1st and 2nd grade. They've done right start and my 2nd grader is currently doing Singapore 1b. My 1st grader is doing right start B, around lesson 45 (about 1/3 of the way through). I want to switch to math mammoth... I'm wondering: do I put my kids at their grade level, even if it's advanced from where they are at, and move slowly? Or do I put my kids where they are at (my 2nd grader would probably be ok with 2nd grade but I'm not sure he's ready for 3rd, he's the one in Singapore 1b, because of the advanced nature of the program I was told to put him here and move at his pace, he's been doing 3 lessons a day so he's doing well). I also emailed emailed Maria [emoji4] but I wanted to know your opinions too, since some of you have direct experience here. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  3. This is helpful, thanks for posting [emoji4] can I piggy back here and ask, are the teachers manuals needed at all? In any level? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  4. I'm thinking level 2... It would be for my 3rd grader (next year). He's 8... Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  5. Thanks girls!:) I'm pulled toward FLL... Only because it feels more systematic... Is that true? It feels like the grammar is stronger? But is it? Or am I just not well enough familiar with eltl? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  6. That was an amazing comparison... Thank you!! So eltl would cover grammar/lit/reading/writing... And adding to it isnt necessary? I see what you mean about overlaps and the snippets of stories in FLL/wwe. I'm not sure that's a sticking point for us. I like that it's all there. Laid out for me. I need that. But it sounds like eltl is equally easily laid out. Downloading the stories is honestly my biggest hesitation, because I've not used a program where this was needed and so I'm not sure how cumbersome it'll be (we would use an iPad) Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  7. I'm curious too. Thanks for asking:). I'm looking at some of their K stuff and I kind of like it... Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  8. do you know if it is preferred to get the PDF version or the printed book version? Is the printed book consumable?
  9. For early elementary? 2-4th grades or so? Also, do you add other LA to it, like grammar, spelling, etc? I've read that it's included in the program (looking at Jot It Down) but I was wondering if it's "enough" or just s small portion that people supplement. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  10. English language through literature, I think:) it's through wayfarers, or barefoot ragamuffin. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  11. hi guys and gals:) I tried searching this site and didn't see exactly what I was looking for. so here are my questions: for lower elementary (2 and 3rd grades). 1) which program do you prefer and why? IEW/EIW? i think EIW is "easier" to use and definitely less expensive. but is IEW "better" overall? my kids don't LOVE writing and I need step by step, organized help to teach it. 2) ELTL/FLL: I know that FLL is more classical and ELTL is a mix of classical and CM, but what other major differences are there? for anyone who may have used both, which do you prefer and why? I am looking for medium scripting (or scripting that i can easily omit if i dont' need it, but I do like some scripting) and easy to use, open and go, not having to gather materials. ELTL is VERY intriquing to me but I am concerned the books will be a headache to download/find. i know, that sounds so lazy. i really want something that doesn't require searching and gathering. is ELTL simpler than I am thinking? yes, i have looked at samples galore and i do like it. tell me about the book situation though. is that ever a headache? I have also considered R&S (but i worry about the parent intensiveness of it, i need a program that might have a little bit of independent work or at least one that isn't lengthy to teach) and shurley (same concerns as R&S). thanks :)
  12. I'm following. I'm in almost exactly the same situation. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  13. There's other less intensive programs too. Like math U see has DVDs you watch and has workbooks. Teaching textbooks is another. Saxon and abeka have online/DVDs that go along with the text so in essence a "teacher" teaches the material and you just follow up. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  14. Thank you missy â¤ï¸ so the parent could read aloud, instead of kid reading. Of course, if kid reads it's more independent, but I agree, I won't have time to preread. So it makes more sense for me to read it aloud, or read it together. The grammar doesn't seem as well described/explained as some other programs... But maybe the free samples just don't do it justice. Is the grammar as clearly taught as it is in FLL or abeka/R&S/CLE? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  15. Thanks Missy! I didn't know about her pathways program. I'll check it out. We have a spelling program already that we love. Would that be overkill to add eltl to it then? So then eltl is a complete LA program then? I will look more into buying it tomorrow. I think you're right, putting the boys together would be nice. My youngest isn't reading fluently yet. He's 6. If I waited until next fall when he's 7, my oldest will be 8.5 years old... Is that too old to do level 1 (if I combine the boys)? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  16. So, what would you add to eltl for la then? Spelling? I read some people add grammar. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  17. Oh, you misunderstood, that was my fault [emoji5] I'm not supplementing with RS, I'm using it with my K'er. I'm using MM with my 2/3 graders. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  18. Thanks ladies:) so what all does eltl cover? Grammar, literature, vocabulary, etc? Is it very good at teaching grammar? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  19. Oh, and i agree about assessing my time budget. I can already say, most of what I have is mom intensive. We do my fathers world, so bible and social studies is all me. Then math is probably math mammoth and right start. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  20. Wow... You went above and beyond with that explanation and I thoroughly appreciate it! So- yes, I've looked at the samples. They seem rather mom intensive? I'm trying to visualize how I can use any of it independently. But sometimes I have to have the book in my hands first. I have four kids, right now they are 2nd, 1st, preK, and 3 years old. So next year I'll have a K, 2, and 3. Along with my preschooler. BI am trying to find things that have at least some component of me being able to walk away at some point while they finish their work independently so I can assist another kid. They aren't similar in their abilities so I cannot group them together unfortunately. I don't like that CLE seems so hands off and not really putting the info into real life situations... At least it seems like it? It does seem like ELTL is better at practicing it and using it. Not sure if that makes sense. Why does it confuse me so? So, how does it work? I download the book and do the lessons along with the book? You don't have to read the whole book prior, right? I'd assume one book might last several lessons? I have an iPad but a kindle app... Does that work? Do I understand that you recommend the audible route? So paying for the monthly audible membership? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  21. Attached mama: that's very helpful! What grade are your kids? Is libriovox free? Is the independent work in a workbook? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  22. Can a 3rd grader do it independently at all? Not completely, but semi-independently? I'm looking for something along those lines. I'm also considering CLE but I keep hearing how great ELTL is so I was curious:) thanks! Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  23. Have you looked at CLE? Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
  24. I might not be able to help much but I can say, I plan to use it next year:). We have used mfw since kinder. I've loved some years and not others. I almost jumped ship next year and considered leaving because I'd heard ecc isn't as fun or easy to follow. But then I talked to the girls on the mfw board and they reassured me to stay the course. Over time I believe I will love the foundation it lays. I think each year has it quirks that you have to get past. For me, the benefit of it bring nicely laid out for me to follow is very much worth it. Homeschooling mama of 4... Preschool 3, preschool 4, 1st, and 2nd:)
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