Just one opinion from a mom with one kid . . .Michelle2 wrote:I've used ECC, 1st and K. Currently we're using 1st for the 2nd time. This year my oldest is using AP History & English, I can't wait to use MFW Highschool for my other kids tho!
My next one is 8, she has a late birthday so she's either one of the older 2nd graders or youngest 3rd grader. She used 1st and K.
My triplets are using the 1st grade, I *almost* did adventures this year, but I didn't think they we're ready for it. Even though 2 of them are reading, it has been a great year!
So now what do I do next year.. This year I had the intent of doing ECC after but I'm not sure! My 8 year old hasn't had american history yet (besides from reading books!) and my 6 year olds haven't either. I don't know if I want to wait another 3 years. So I was thinking about using Adventures? I could beef it up for my 8 year old with Sonlight Core D+E books (not doing the whole thing!!), she is "advanced" for her grade and reading on a 6th+ plus level but she would love all the activities.. she loves crafts! It would also give my triplets another year before moving to ECC.
So should we skip adventures and move onto ECC? Or do Adventures??
I think ADV sounds like a good plan. It is a great year and is listed as a "2nd or 3rd grade" program. Your older would do more notebooking, and would still have LA and math at her level, and I believe the dc would have fun being together. It's a great next step for the 6yo's and I don't think it would be "holding back" the older dd. I agree with adding books from the D+E core for her -- I think there's lots of us around here that did the same thing, maybe without knowing it. Lots of those books are on the book basket list for ADV, or in the recommended reading list in the back of the TM.
I suggest calling the MFW office and getting their input on placement. I have an only child -- big difference.