breffe Posted January 10, 2011 Share Posted January 10, 2011 I am trying to make a decision for next year (September). I have been looking at so much curriculum my eyes are going crazy! I will have a second grader and Kindergartener (maybe 2 if my son doesn't not continue to receive special needs services). I have narrowed it down to these three choices. I *love* the look and feel of TOG. In fact we are doing the 3 week sample right now of the New World. I love that it has the extra activites spelled out for me! And the maps and writing! What I don't love is that I can't afford all those books and dh is not to keen on the price when in the end you don't even have all the books! I also don't like that it isn't all broken out for me in a weekly schedule. I have precious little time during the week to do a lot of planning. Also I am not sure it is something I would be able to do with my K'er and would have to add in a learn to read program for her. I have used two cores of Sonlight in the past. I love the rich literature and the open and go ease of that curriculum. What I don't like is that some of the books are over dd's head and it drives me absolutely batty that you only read a couple pages out of a book at a time. You have a pile of books in your lap, you read one or two pages and move to the next book! Insane I tell you! Oh and I would have to buy two whole cores next year because dd1 would be in Core 2 next year (currently doing Core1) and dd2 would need Core P4/5. Winterpromise is the other program I am looking at. I actually fell in love with the looks of the program when I looked at the website. I had decided on the Animal Theme because I could easily do it with a 2nd grader and a K'er. I love that I can use the same "core" for both girls (although in a couple of years I wouldn't be able to.) But then I started reading all the reviews on them as a company and the curriculum as a whole and I wasn't impressed. Aside from a core curriculum I will be using the following Teaching Textbooks for dd1 Horizons for dd2 WWE FLL Apologia Human Anatomy All About Spelling(still deciding on that one) Song School Latin 100 EZ Lessons for DD1 or the Sonlight K readers and LA Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of each of these three programs. Preferably if you have had experience with any of them? Also price is a huge concern. TOG is so expensive and I doubt the capabilities of my library! Sonlight books are all in the package as well as Winterpromise. Moneywise? The latter two are better value it would seem. For roughly 800-1000 I would have all the books for Sonlight or Winterpromise but only a third of the books for TOG. Help!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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