After the creation unit (the intro), MFW has six-day lessons (each "lesson" is based on one letter).tlemar wrote:I have a friend who is thinking of using MFWK. She wants to do it 4 days a week. Can someone please share their schedule with me.
With a five-day schedule, I might start a letter on Monday, and the next letter six days after that (Tuesday), and the letter after that on Wednesday of the following week. Does that make sense? So, if you are doing six day lessons, you don't start a new lessons each week.
Following that schedule, the school year is filled up if using five day weeks.
If using a four-day week, you can try compressing the lessons into five days (again, you don't start the lesson on the same day of the week each time) instead of six. That would probably let you have a "normal" school year.
But, I wouldn't start compressing lessons until you've done several (say, through about a-a-apple) lessons normally, without any "squeezing" just to see how dc is doing with it all. After a month or so of normal MFW, you can perhaps see how dc does with adding a little each day from the next day's work. That might work.
Another option (which I happen to like) is to do MFWK as written (meaning a day's work each day, with no compressing) and just either go into the summer or start first grade later. That way there's no rushing.
I've not tried to compress K into a shorter schedule, but I'm guessing someone here probably has.