My eldest dd is in the midst of doing a PP Guide right now. She is a 7th grader. I borrowed a schedule I found that Julie in MN had posted in the archives http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 047#p53926
]. I had dd do All-in-One Grammar and Writing Strands together the first quarter of the school year, along with some free reading of books of her choice or ones I had chosen for her. The second quarter, she started the PP Guide, and I set the grammar and Writing Strands aside. She'll return to grammar, Writing Strands, and free reading the 3rd quarter and do another PP Guide the 4th quarter.
I think that my dd could probably handle doing a grammar lesson each day along with her PP Guide, but I have chosen to give her a break from grammar while she does the PP Guide. You could certainly do some of the PP Guide orally with your dd and still get in some grammar if you want to. My dd does most of the PP Guide in writing, but sometimes we discuss the questions orally instead of her writing her answers. Just depends on the day.
At the beginning of the PP Guide, it is recommended that your child read the entire book the first week and start with the guide the 2nd week, looking back at the book as needed. My dd did not want to do it that way, so she does it by section, reading the chapters of the book and then doing the corresponding section in the guide. It takes maybe 6 or 7 days for her to complete each section this way.
I think you are doing well to have finished about half of the grammar book. My dd made it through Capitalization, Punctuation, and Nouns (the first 3 sections) during the 1st quarter. I think I need to assign a bit more for her to do each day when we do it again the 3rd quarter. She still has 7 sections to get through. Or, I may just have her continue to do grammar while she does the final PP Guide during the 4th quarter.
If I were you, I would have your dd keep doing grammar (maybe have her step it up a bit and do several pages a day) until Christmas break, and then start the PP Guide after the holidays. Just a suggestion for you. And, you could maybe give your dd a break from doing grammar for a little while and see how she does with the PP Guide and then gradually work the grammar back in.
It would be a good idea to call the MFW office and see what they suggest in your situation. Maybe you should only try to do one PP Guide this year so that you can get the grammar book done, or maybe you could do grammar along with the PP Guide. I think it would be good to see what they recommend at the MFW office.
Anyway, that is how it has gone at our house.
Hope you figure out what works for you.