Paige Posted June 26, 2012 Share Posted June 26, 2012 I am burnt out from teaching every subject to each child creatively. I have an ideal in my hand of using the "best" curriculum for everything. I wanted it to be the most fun, most depth, most interesting, etc, and we've ended up frazzled trying to do it all. And...honestly, not doing much of it well because we keep trying to do everything. I'm thinking about trying CLE for language arts (reading, grammar, everything), social studies, and science. We would keep Math Mammoth for math. In my head, this would allow us to get everything we need accomplished with minimal effort from me. My children like workbooks, so it shouldn't be torture. Would CLE be easy and relatively quick? Could they do it with minimal supervision? Part of our problem has been we go to so many dr appointments and therapies each week that our time at home is so irregular and inconsistent and they are wasting hours waiting for siblings while they are in a waiting room. We have a minimum of 5, but usually 6hrs of appointments a week and not always at the same time. I'm thinking we could do the CLE first and then spend time on what they really like which is art and foreign language. I'm imagining that they could even bring their CLE stuff to the offices and do them while they wait on whoever is having therapy or an appointment. I would assign extra independent reading as well, and we'd listen to SOTW during car rides. If you use the CLE light units for LA, science, and social studies, how long do all of those subjects take per day? I know how long MM takes. I will have 3rd and 5th graders. The 5yr old will go to Kindergarten in PS. Also, if you switched from the Grammar Island/Town to CLE, was it easy to pick up on diagramming after doing the 5 level analysis? I know how to diagram so I think it is super easy and intuitive to go back and forth. I think DS could pick up right on CLE 5 without having to go back and re-learn diagramming, but maybe kids find it harder than I think they would? I looked at the diagnostic test already but didn't give it to him. I know he wouldn't know how to diagram if just asked, but I'm thinking once explained, he'd be good. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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