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Well, I am not doing so great with my curriculum choices this year. My DD is really only happy with IEW. Math, Latin, Spanish are ok. BUT- she is not enjoying this year. Breaks my heart. This is only my second year. UGH. Choices are hard. I keep going back to Oak Meadow. My DD is a gifted VSL who is crazy creative. Would she like it? Also, when I am looking at the lesson plan samples, when they show "Lesson 4" is that the lesson for the week? So, are all the books broken into 36 lessons? Thanks!!! :)

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I have OM 6 in front of me (the world history/english combo).

I have a child who is VSL gifted as well, but I'm afraid OM is far too writing intensive for her, so we're ditching it for now.


The books in front of me do indeed have 36 lessons (which means each lesson lasts a week); further they appear to be broken up into "day 1", "day 2", and so on through "day 5". Hope that helps!

ETA: Yes, I think this would appeal to your dd if she is creative. If grade 5 is anything like the grade 6 (and I think grade 5 is american history), it is full of crafts, map making, and other projects.

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I've used OMK and currently OM1 with my son, and OM4, OM5, and more than half of OM6 so far with my daughter.


So far it's all been broken down into 36 weekly lesson plans, although in my OM6 (I have an older version) social studies is broken down into days.


There is a lot of writing but I like that there are almost always creative choices of things to write about, hands on projects and activities, living books, lots of integration. And sometimes instead of writing they can choose to draw or make a model of something instead, and you can always modify if you feel there's too much writing- shorten it, do some of it orally, skip some of it, whatever.


I blog a lot about Oak Meadow if you want to check it out.

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