For us, I have found each year a step up, but in different ways. Once we got into our "groove" with ECC, I found it was pretty constant as far as work load and materials. The other 3 levels I have done (CTG, RTR, and now we're in week 10 of EXP1850) I have felt like they ebb and flow. Some weeks have notebook pages every day, and science pages, and music and art and even lots of reading (I've got SOTW on CD to help with the reading). Then the next week (or week after) will back down a little. EXP1850 seems like a whole lot to me, but I am also doing the 2nd/3rd grade supplement with my twin boys. My boys were in 1st for RTR and that seemed like less work than this year. I was able to do all of 1st and all of RTR, and my boys sat in on the History and Bible of RTR.Mexmarr wrote:The thread mentioning CTG being easier left me wondering. I thought that I had heard that it was heavier material. I realize that easier vs harder may be personal opinion, but I am very curious about the thoughts of those who have done both. Did you see one easier than the other, parts easier and parts harder or what?
We are on week 3 of ECC and loving it. I would consider it pretty hard, if I felt like my DD had to do every aspect of every assignment, but I find it pretty easy to tweak to their level and it is working out great. And they are learning so much. (And so am I )
Anyways, answers won't change what I am doing, I plan to go through the cycle as written, I am just curious and have already been thinking about CTG. So, I wanted your opinions.
But, with ECC you're focusing on Geography, where as CTG it is history. The Streams of Civilization book is a step up, but my (then 4th grade) daughter loved listening to it and I read it all to her.