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  1. Online co-op using Year 3 of Tapestry of Grace for the 2020/2021 school year has openings at the Dialectic and Rhetoric levels. Our virtual co-op, Virtual Threads, has been in existence for more than 13 years. For 2020/2021, we will be meeting on Thursday mornings for Dialectic & Rhetoric literature classes and Friday mornings for Dialectic & Rhetoric history classes. On Thursday mornings we also offer Art Appreciation class for member families. Exact class times: Dialectic Literature (Thursdays 9-10 am EST) Dialectic History (Fridays 11 am-12:30 pm EST) Rhetoric Literature (Thursdays 11 am-12:30 pm EST) Rhetoric History (Fridays 9-10:30 am EST) Art Appreciation (Thursdays 10:15-10:45 am EST) It is not a requirement that students participate in all classes - a student may be in just history or just literature, but Art Appreciation is limited to families who are in one or more of the core classes - but we do encourage participation in both history and literature, if possible. We encourage students to turn in written homework to that week’s teacher, but we support individual family’s leadership as the homeschool parent for their student. We prefer that new families have at least one year’s experience with Tapestry of Grace, but we encourage you to apply even if you are new to the curriculum . We share the teaching load among the moms and/or dads. We use a team-teaching approach with multiple parents assigned to each unit. This helps provide continuity from week to week as the unit team splits the actual teaching duties and works together to make decisions about which themes to emphasize, which assignments to reduce/add to, which resources to cut, etc. We are not an online class, but a co-op. Our families get to know each other - online and in real life, where possible. We support, encourage and pray for each other as our kids grow up together walking through the dialectic and rhetoric years with a group of friends. We have been using CourseSites as our free platform, both for sharing of information and for classroom meeting space, but are looking at new options for the upcoming year. If this sounds like something that you could commit to and would benefit your homeschool, please complete this application form. In his grace, Carrie
  2. Online co-op using Year 3 of Tapestry of Grace for the 2020/2021 school year has openings at the Dialectic and Rhetoric levels. Our virtual co-op, Virtual Threads, has been in existence for more than 13 years. For 2020/2021, we will be meeting on Thursday mornings for Dialectic & Rhetoric literature classes and Friday mornings for Dialectic & Rhetoric history classes. On Thursday mornings we also offer Art Appreciation class for member families. Exact class times: Dialectic Literature (Thursdays 9-10 am EST) Dialectic History (Fridays 11 am-12:30 pm EST) Rhetoric Literature (Thursdays 11 am-12:30 pm EST) Rhetoric History (Fridays 9-10:30 am EST) Art Appreciation (Thursdays 10:15-10:45 am EST) It is not a requirement that students participate in all classes - a student may be in just history or just literature, but Art Appreciation is limited to families who are in one or more of the core classes - but we do encourage participation in both history and literature, if possible. We encourage students to turn in written homework to that week’s teacher, but we support individual family’s leadership as the homeschool parent for their student. We prefer that new families have at least one year’s experience with Tapestry of Grace, but we encourage you to apply even if you are new to the curriculum . We share the teaching load among the moms and/or dads. We use a team-teaching approach with multiple parents assigned to each unit. This helps provide continuity from week to week as the unit team splits the actual teaching duties and works together to make decisions about which themes to emphasize, which assignments to reduce/add to, which resources to cut, etc. We are not an online class, but a co-op. Our families get to know each other - online and in real life, where possible. We support, encourage and pray for each other as our kids grow up together walking through the dialectic and rhetoric years with a group of friends. We have been using CourseSites as our free platform, both for sharing of information and for classroom meeting space, but are looking at new options for the upcoming year. If this sounds like something that you could commit to and would benefit your homeschool, please complete this application form. In his grace, Carrie
  3. I'm a long-time user of TOG. We've used it since my oldest was in 1st grade, and he's now in the 7th. Each year, I've looked for something different, mostly out of my not wanting to plan so much and partially because of Grass is Greener Syndrome. With a new baby in the mix, I really don't have the time to plan to the degree I need to in order to make Tapestry successful for us. Don't get me wrong - I do love many parts of Tapestry. I'm just not sure it's a good fit for us this year. We're about 5 weeks into our new homeschool year, and I'm drowning quite a bit with planning. Actually, I'm drowning a lot if truth be told. Can you help me find other curricula that might be a good fit? Here are some details: -- My kiddos are 7th, 5th, 3rd, and 1st (and the baby) -- I love the rigor of TOG and would like something on the same academic level, especially as we are in D level with my oldest and UG/D with my 5th grader. This is my wish list: -- Living books as much as possible, though I'm not opposed to the occasional text -- Rigorous books selections for my D and UG/D students - not fluffy below grade reading assignments -- Assignments laid out for me -- Incorporates history, literature, art, music -- All kiddos on the same period of history at the same time -- Classically-based (we're finishing up the Renaissance/Reformation time period and want to move to the next topics chronologically) -- Biblically based Any suggestions on what I might look at? I wish we could all do SOTW (we would be entering book 3), but I don't feel like that's enough meat for my oldest, even if I supplement. He's a very bright, eager learner. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thank you! -Lauren
  4. I'm planning to use TWTM, and TOG year 3 this year (with MOH supplementing where possible). Our focus will be the 1800s, Using with grades: 8th, 6th, 4th, 1st Is anyone aware of a spreadsheet that lines up the literature/history reads for these programs? Thanks! :001_smile:
  5. Hello - would someone happen to be using Tapestry of Grace Year 2 and be able to send me a picture or scan of Week 13 reading list - the yellow page on the left with the reading assignments on it? My copy is from about 8 years ago if anyone has one that old! How is that one page missing!!??? Thanks Deb Allen
  6. Hi, I have looked over many options for middle/high school and have narrowed to two choices: Omnibus or Tapestry of Grace. I would like to one of them all the way through our remaining school years, we are currently nearing the end of elementary school. My goals are something with deep discussions, great books incorporated, yet still keep the love of learning. I am wondering about other's pro's/con's about these curriculums and their experiences. Did your kids find them too overwhelming or did they help foster a love of learning? Were you able to have meaningful discussions or did they just feel like facts recitations? Do you feel your kids were able to develop their own thoughts about the subject matter or was it just repeating what they were told in the guides?
  7. Hi there! I am deliberating between TOG Yr 2 and SOTW Vol 2 next year for my upcoming 2nd grader and kindergartener. We have used TOG Year 1 this year, but with SOTW Vol 1 as the spine. The kids have really enjoyed and retained a lot from the hands-on projects, but of all the reading we've done, SOTW has definitely been the most enjoyable. I already have TOG Year 2, and I'm looking through it and noticing both that SOTW 2 doesn't seem to be scheduled much (which is disappointing) but also noticing that the 2nd-year scope of the curricula seem very different. I'm trying to decide which to use for next year - TOG year 2 or SOTW Vol 2? Here are some considerations.... 1. I definitely want to use TOG at the higher grades, and planned to use it for this first cycle so I myself could get used to the planning. However... 2. SOTW is simpler, and my kids have definitely liked it. Simpler is starting to sound more appealing, at this stage where I have one barely independent reader and most subjects are still being done orally with both kids, which is a lot of hands-on investment of my time with each kid each day. (We're also using RightStart math, which I LOVE, but which is time-intensive.) More planning might be easier when we've hit the point where I can hand off assignments and check in, instead of hovering over shoulders all day. (Is it real that there will be a day when I can hand off assignments and check in? That seems like a fairy tale. But I digress.) With SOTW, I can incorporate some hands-on projects from the activity guide, and bam - history's done, versus more planning and more book juggling with TOG. For 2nd grade, it might just be easier to do what's...easy. 3. Can anyone speak to the differing scopes of the two curricula? TOG 2 seems like it's a lot of Church history, and it ZIPS through the Middle Ages awfully fast. It goes all the way from the fall of Rome to the Constitution, and to me, that seems like a lot to cover in one year. It almost seems like, at my kids' ages, more time on the Middle Ages and Renaissance might be preferable to a lot of Church history, which they might not really appreciate until they're a bit older? Or am I wrong about the TOG scope? Have you who've used it found that TOG Year 2 works well for the younger ages? Will we be missing something if we go with SOTW? 4. Finally, because of the difference in scope, it seems that whatever I use this year, I'll need to use next year as well. So the decision feels big...although I'm starting to learn the homeschooling lesson that consistency means more than having the "perfect" curriculum. Sorry for all of my rambling, and thank you very much for your thoughts! :)
  8. I have used TOG twice in the past. The first time around, it was with the classic, and it was when my oldest was in 1st or 2nd grade. I was pretty overwhelmed! The second time around, I think my oldest was in 6th grade or so. It went OK, but I never left the "Fog." I think I finally realized that I needed something with daily assignments. Since that time we've used Sonlight some and My Father's World some. We are most currently coming from MFW. My oldest 2 are using their high school levels, and while I really do like it, it provides no guide for the parent, so I'm LOST. And I can't just wing it when it comes to discussion. They aren't fabulous in the comprehension department either, so I can't just rely on them to tell me what they've been reading. My 6th grader is my trickiest when it comes to school. I held him back in kindergarten due to maturity (he has an April birthday - he'll be 13 this next April), but as it turns out he also has dyslexia, dysgraphia, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, and I suspect some other sort of processing issue. (Finding help for any of my kids has been nearly impossible.) He fits the description of a visual-spatial learner to a T. Consequently, all the read-alouds in Sonlight and MFW haven't really done anything for him. There are some hands-on things in MFW, but not a lot, and not nearly as many as what I remember there being in TOG. I also like the alternate resources like videos in TOG - I think those would be great for him. So I'm considering a switch back, and I've been trying to read up on planning so that I don't stay in the Fog this time. We'll be finishing up our current levels of MFW in Dec.-Jan. I've already got figured out what my 9th, 10th, and 12th graders will be doing for rest of the school year, so at first I'll just have UG and LG students. But next school year (provided all goes well!) I'll add in my then 10th grader. I'll probably have her do D as she transitions. I'm looking at using Y1U4 starting in Jan., since that will be right where we'll leave off in our level of MFW (Creation to the Greeks). I'm leaning toward the print version since resale is pretty important to me. I couldn't quite understand what I'd be missing out on when it came to updates though as compared to the DE. Help? Also, is there anyone else who prefers daily plans that have made TOG work for them? That really was my biggest issue before - I didn't know how to break down the weekly assignments into daily chunks. I also have a friend who has all 4 levels of the print version for sale. From what I can tell on the TOG website, I would have to pay for any updated pages with substituted resources, if i purchased from her? Am I understanding that correctly? How would I find out what else I would need as far as MapAids, Pop Quizzes, Loom, etc. go?
  9. I've spent the last two days researching here and got a LOT of my questions answered. This forum is a goldmine!!! However, now I have all new questions after all the reading I've done ;) Please bear with me if any of this is redundant or has already been covered and I missed the thread! Feel free to link and redirect me to any threads your think would help :) My questions are: VERITAS: I've read a lot about how Omnibus is more GB with a little bit of history and I personally would prefer the subjects to be more equal. For those of you with Omnibus experience, does the program allow room to add more history on my own? Would I be doing WAY too much and overloading my student if I did that? Any suggestions on how I could add more history to Omnibus? I just love the self-paced samples of Omnibus on their site and I can't seem to write them off just yet since I really like everything else about it. TOG: Would I be better off just to go with TOG for the rhetoric stage? It seems (from what I've read here) that it's more balanced on history/GBs than Omnibus. However, TOG seems like a beast of a curriculum and I can't make heads or tails of the free samples online :/ Would someone ease my mind that I can teach and lead my kids in great dialectic conversations through our history studies and literary analyses without a formal "teacher/tutor" as would be offered through VPs self-paced Omnibus? CC Challenge: After being in CC for 4 years, and listening to the Challenge push every summer at Practicum, I was still not convinced or sold on the program for our family. I drank the Kool-Aid the first 2 years but thankfully I woke up to other options and researched classical education outside of what CC/Leigh teaches. The only thing I liked about Challenge was the opportunity for my dc to have peers that are reading and studying the same things, and the ability to have those priceless dialectic discussions with their peers. I also liked the ease of doing mock trials and debates through the program. HOWEVER, and that's a BIG however! After seeing so much in the last 4 years, the company (not my local community which is lovely!) has left a very bad taste in my mouth. Their politics, their choke-hold on local directors, the inconsistency throughout the administration, intimidation tactics, and hypocrisy in their dealings with local communities is incredibly disappointing. But still, what are the other options? Where else can my dc have dialectic discussions about the GBs they'll be reading, history they'll be analyzing, and all of the wonderful topics that come with the Rhetoric stage? Do I ask grandparents, aunts and cousins to read the same books so they have someone else to discuss ideas with besides mom and dad? lol! Please, tell me there are options outside of Challenge?! :) Then also, how do you tackle Mock Trial on your own? Speech and debate? That was way to long but alas, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the above. Is TOG my answer and I'm just in denial? ;) Self-paced Omnibus just looks so neatly packaged! And I don't want my kids to miss out on the conversations that Challenge allows for... your thoughts please?!
  10. I used TOG for about half a year a few years ago, so I'm familiar with it, but my son wil be a junior next year and has not been using TOG so far. Because we've been eclectic thus far, he has an American History credit and a Geography credit. He will still need to get a World History credit as well as a semester of Government and a semester of Economics. Is there any way I can use TOG and count it for a World History credit this year? I am flexible on what year we use, but own yr 1 and 2. Thanks for the input. FYI, I also have kids in grades 9, 5, 4, 1, K.
  11. Has anyone ever heard of a book-swap co-op or is there one on this site? We are using Tapestry of Grace Redesigned, Year 1 this year. I was telling an lady that it's too expensive to buy all the books recommended just in the primary resource list for one level, let a lone two or three. She said that when she lived over seas there was a book-swap co-op. The way she described it was that one family would agree to buy a particular year plan/unit, and another family a different unit of the same year plan and then they would all swap books through mail to share expenses. I can think of a few different ways to do this, besides what she mentioned. If there is not a book-swap co-op that anyone can tell me about, how could we use this site to get one started? (Sorry, I'm not real familiar with how to use forums and this is my first time on TWTM.) TOG shares similar resources with several other curr. such as VP, MFW, and Sonlight. It would not have to be a book-swap co-op specifically for TOG, just a general book-swap co-op. If anyone knows how to use this site to set one up or can recommend a way to set on up online via another site, I can put together policies/rules.
  12. I am trying to find a list of all the books that Tapestry of Grace uses or recommends for the first year / Level 1 (the Ancients), specifically for the Lower and Upper Grammar Students. Can anyone provide this or tell me where I can find it? I tried to find it on the TOG website with no luck. Thanks in advance!!
  13. A little background DS is an only child and is now 10 years old DS was in 3rd grade public school last year DS was in GT class and bored out of his mind DS is very social, straight A's, never had a problem in public school Teachers LOVED him Our area schools are not good schools I am not against public schools, just the ones we have around here. I started homeschooling in Jan 2012 when he was in 3rd grade We used traditional method (no intergration at all) He loves to math, science, and reading I discoverd Classical Method and loved it I found TOG and fell in love Started TOG in Feb of 2012 Here is where my OCD comes in Since I started TOG in Feb the only way to finish before Fall was homeschool through the summer....so we did. We homeschooled ALL subjects ALL summer It is hard for me to pick and choose. If it suggest something I am going to TRY to have my DS do it. Total burn out by August 2012 so we put DS in 4th grade in Public School They called a meeting with me about skipping 5th grade. This would have DS going from 4th to 6th grade. NO!!! Pulled DS out again in FEB 2013 Put DS in a Co-op like Classical Conversations but uses a lot of Tapestry. (They write their own curriculum) Very liberal arts feel. Heavy writing!!! Ds wrote 5 papers in one week. Lots of reading which he loved. Math and Science was put on backburner. Also a pick and choose curriculum which is hard for me. I want him to do it ALL!!! There suggested schedule has us homeschooling for 8 hours, and science & math as an elective and last on the schedule. Ahhh!!! Too many choices We have found out about a science, math and technology school in our area. It is through the public school system but has a very small population (around 60 students) and it's own campus. It offers 9th - 12th grades. DS would have to apply in the 8th grade and they do accept homeschoolers. We want to homeschool him till then. I do not want my child to skip a grade in school. I love the classical method but I am really wondering if it is just not a fit for us. I cannot handle a buffet style curriculum because I want him to do it all. I have also looked at several curriculums with schedules. I do better with a daily schedule. I am a planner and the words "just relax" do not fit in my vocabulary. That is just the way I am wired. I very much have our homeschool set up like school, and classical just does not seem to fit that. The things I love about classical Chronological History Lots of great literature intergrated into what DS is learning Things I DO NOT love about classical Days are too long. DH gets home at 4:30 and we are still homeschooling after starting at 7:30. The planning myself. I cannot pick and choose. I need a daily schedule. Reading several books at one time ( I don't get this!!!) Why read 2-3 chapters a day from 4-5 different books? I have looked into MFW, SL, MOH (W/Illuminations Schedule), SOTW, and for some reason keep going back to TOG!!! It is kind of like the perfect shoe that is 2 sizes too small. I think it is perfect but it won't fit on my foot....Ugh!!! My husband says to do Abeka and be done with it. That way DS can be a child too. It has the daily schedule of what to do and when, so me and my OCD would not go crazy and start overworking him, but I really love chronological history and heavy literature. However when we were using a traditional method we were finishing right after lunch and were more relaxed. I also got the "I am done for the day feeling" that I need so very much. What do I do? I am scared that I am going to stress myself out to no end and just put him in public school and be done with it. I also need to have him in a co-op environment because he is an only child. There is one close to me but they are more traditional......Teaching Textbooks, Apologia Science, BJP History, etc. I also do not mind Christian curriculum because we are Christian but MOH seems to be overly Christian for us. Key Points I need a daily schedule Heavy literature Chronological History that does start with creation but does not spend 2 years in the bible. I would like to finish school around 1-2ish. I am not comfortable with a relaxed, choose what you want to do curriculum. I will homeschool him for 4 years prior to the academy he wants to go to. Signed......STRESSED OUT MAMA!!! :eek:
  14. I'm planning for fall - 7th & 5th grades. Toying around with the idea of using Tapestry of Grace for the 1st time. I've got what we'd need in my shopping cart and the cost is $582! This is with NO BOOKS in my cart. Then you're looking at the weekly planning that goes into it. ugh Is it worth it? What are my other alternatives? I need to plan well for my dd's middle school history. I want to prepare her for high school studies, but I'm feeling completely overwhelmed right now. Someone, please either talk me out of this or talk me into it. On paper, it looks insane.
  15. I've noticed a lot of people on here use and like Tapestry of Grace. What is it about Tapestry of Grace that you like? What makes it better than other curriculum that is available?
  16. I've seen that a lot of people on here use and really like Tapestry of Grace. I was wondering exactly what it is you like about it. What makes it better than the other curriculum that is available?
  17. I've seen that a lot of people on here really like Tapestry of Grace. I am curious exactly what it is that you like about it? What makes it better than the other curriculum available out there?
  18. So I was just thinking about Tapesry this morning and had an idea- I'm wondering if you think this is nuts or a good idea? Is there something I haven't considered? Here's what I'm thinking of doing: I've realized that I pretty much never use my Taestry binders or the Teachers Notes and was marinating on why this is so- I realized it's because the binder is just SO huge, even when divided into two binders- it's just not practical to use. I am thinking about separating my Tapestry into two sections- One would be a smaller binder that just has the assignment pages, SAP's, etc. (basically, everything other than the notes) I'd keep them in the three hole binder for ease of use when copying, making my lesson plans, etc. I would pull out all of the Teachers Notes and have them spiral bound into two notebooks- one for each semester. I think I would be much more likely to read & use the notes if they were not so cumbersome. Do you have any thoughts on why this would or would not be a good idea?
  19. I am on the fence about whether to follow TOG Year 1 as written or painstakingly rearrange it to go chronologically (an option, though not the preferred one, presented in the TOG Yr 1 introduction), so that I can continue to use SOTW as our spine (even though TOG only lists it as an alternate) because I really enjoyed all 4 years of SOTW with my oldest (following WTM) and want to do it again with my younger two. The only problem is that it's not a perfect fit, as TOG doesn't always line up with SOTW, even when rearranged chronologically. Any other input on meshing Tapestry of Grace with the Well Trained Mind is also appreciated, as that's what I'm attempting to do all the way around.
  20. Title says it all. We would be using it for all four of our kiddos...but with the Digital/Paper combined, the lapbooks and the maps, it's over $400!!! :ohmy::ohmy::ohmy: Even if DH WASN'T out of work right now, I'm not sure I could justify spending that kind of money on one single year of history! If you're using it, is it worth the moula?
  21. I am trying to find a sample lay out of how you would do 2 years of tapestry in one year. I want to get my son in a co-op next year. It is a little expensive for us to do this year. Now we know the price and can plan. They are doing year 4 this year, and I was going to do the same. There seems to be a lot of year 3 and sadly year 2 he would need to touch on to get "the big picture". We keep a timeline so he can see it, but I am wanting to touch on those years before fully doing year 4. He is an only child and he LOVES to read. Having said that I have the time and he just wants to read. I can not find anything from anyone on doing this. I know there are people out there that have done 2 years in 1 year. I can not be the only one. Please if you can provide me with suggestions it would be great :001_smile:
  22. I've watched a few descriptive videos on the TOG website, but my ADD self needs to hear what the daily grind version is. 1) How much prep work? 2) Total cost (maybe including reading list) 3) Time it takes to do this program daily 4) Do you like it? After all these years of doing my own hodgepodge, Well-Trained Mind method (which has produced some amazing readers and writers in my 4 teenagers, btw), I am looking at a busy year ahead and needing some guided teaching. My 3 oldest will be playing football and the fall is insane in our house. Thanks for taking the time to give me the info! Blessings, Camy
  23. I'm heavily considering TOG to use with my upcoming 5th, 3rd, and 1st graders, having just finished our first four-year cycle with TWTM / SOTW but I am not sure I can justify the cost and labor for just humanities (history, geography, literature, writing) when we also want to cover the other classical subjects: math, science, grammar, handwriting/typing, spelling, Latin, Spanish, Intro to Logic (last two are for my oldest). With such a focus on one area, I'm concerned about it swallowing up the time energy that needs to be distributed among the others. And it sounds like a scheduling nightmare. In the past, we haven't formally studied writing because it happened organically with the narrations - same with geography, so I'm not sure whether we need to specialize like that. So I either need people who have successfully made the above scenario work to encourage me or I would like to find a program (or even just a scheduling tool) that is more aligned with TWTM. I considered Classical House of Literature but again, it's a lot of emphasis on one area. Maybe that's okay but I'm worried about overkill... (I also posted another thread with specific questions just about TOG http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390173 )
  24. Background: -Like many here, I have been intrigued with TOG since I first heard about it, not too far into our homeschooling journey which began 3.5 years ago when my oldest (then in the middle of 1st grade) requested that I homeschool her. I have spent hours reading most of the TOG threads here and just returned from the Great Homeschool Convention in Long Beach where I heard Marcia Somerville (TOG creator) speak - I went to both of her workshops and that's what renewed my interest in the curriculum. At the same time, I also thoroughly enjoyed Susan Wise Bauer's workshops, and was encouraged to continue with TWTM. -We just wrapped up our school year and our first four-year cycle of SOTW / WTM (my oldest) -My children will be entering 5th, 3rd, and 1st grades, so Upper Grammar (maybe some Dialectic) and Lower Grammar Questions: (I do know about the buffet concept and that you don't do everything, but still wondering about how to implement it in these ways) How compatible is TOG with WTM? Does it follow the same question and narration format? (I'm having trouble seeing that with the samples - I see questions only for dialectic and I see writing exercises, but I can't tell if they correlate). Does anyone use SOTW at the spine? Whether using SOTW as the spine or the TOG spine, is it helpful to use the SOTW AG questions & verbal narration followed by written or is the equivalent of that in TOG? Is it realistic to schedule TOG with math, science, grammar, spelling, Latin, Spanish, and intro to Logic? (the latter two just for my 5th grader) If so, how do you do it without taking up your whole day or getting behind in the four-year cycle? Is there art and music appreciation at the UG & LG level at all? I believe I read that it's touched on in the D level. If so, how do you schedule that in along with all of the subjects listed above? How much / what do you read aloud to your UG & LG students? Do you read anything aloud to your D students? ...As it may be obvious, I'm rather attached to the WTM way of doing SOTW, but I also had some real struggles with my oldest and narration (verbal & written), especially in our 2nd and 3rd years. I can't imagine experiencing that with my middle child, while also schooling my oldest and youngest. So I guess I'm looking for some hand holding, but also afraid of losing the benefits of the rigors of going soley with WTM/SOTW. At the same time, TOG seems like more work in some ways - less concentrated and more spread out. Any input to help me decide would be great - I don't want to inflict the three week sample on my children when we've just finished up our school year (we really need a rest period). I have a coupon that has to be used in the next two weeks, so that's part of why I want to decide soon - if I get the full year program, we can get all the instructional DVDs ($50 value) free or free shipping if we buy the print version. Can anyone comment on how helpful those DVDs are?
  25. Hello everyone, Newbie here, and we have been considering the Tapestry of Grace curriculum for our son ( 7 1/2 ) and daughter 5. The costs of the curriculum are available on the web, but then, it seems to need a whole lot of extra books, which need to be bought or borrowed from the library and it is possible that the library would have them at the time we want? Has any one done a cost analysis for the reference books for a year of the Tapestry of grace program?
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