lotsofpumpkins Posted December 3, 2011 Share Posted December 3, 2011 I've asked about this on the HOD boards, but I'd love to get some ideas here too. My 3yo and 5yo are currently in HOD's Little Hands to Heaven together. My 5yo is ready to learn to read, so he's using ETC/PP as well. Because of his late birthday, he won't be considered Kindergarten until Fall 2012. My 3yo has a Sept birthday and is really bright, so I'm going to declare her a Kindergartener in Fall 2013. So, they will be only a year apart in school even though they are almost 2 years apart. I would like to keep them somewhat combined for now. I'm thinking about next year, when ds will be in Kindergarten and dd will be in PreK. On the HOD board, it was suggested that I repeat LHTH with them, but use a different Bible/devotional, and use the math/LA plans from Little Hearts for His Glory for the Kindergartener. Then the following year we'd use Little Hearts in its entirety, with 1st grade math/LA for ds and K math/LA for dd. BUT, even with math/LA at the appropriate level for ds, I just can't see using LHTH again for his K year. Because of his late birthday, he'll be an old K'er anyway; I think he'll be bored going through LHTH again. My sister (who is currently using LHFHG for her K'er) suggested I go ahead and start LHFHG with them, and let dd "tag along". But, at some point I'd need to slow them down to let dd grow up some so she's not always below the age range of the guides. I could do LHFHG half-speed (but keep math/LA full-speed), but I'm not sure I'm wanting to stretch the program over 2 years like that. So, that leaves another option- do something entirely different next year, then return to HOD for when they are in K/1st grade in 2013. But the question is- what? I had thought about MFW K, but I don't want a program that integrates phonics like that. I'm happy with the PP/ETC combo so I'd like to stick with it. Any ideas? To sum up, this would be for a Kindergartener and Pre-Kindergartener to use to fill in the gap between Little Hands and Little Hearts. It occurred to me to look into FIAR but I haven't done so yet. Any thing else I should consider? Thanks! :D Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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