Erin,mrs_mike98 wrote:It seems like those who have combined them have eliminated most of the "extras" of 1st, except for the Phonics/Reader portion. Is it possible to do both programs together, but both in their entirety? ALL of 1st and ALL of Adv? Or would that just be crazy?
I didn't combine ADV and 1st, but I did RTR and 1st together. Many times in order to get all or almost all of the 1st grade activities done we just did it on light and independent Friday or had fun with it on the weekends. I just didn't try to do everything from each program on each and every single day. some days that meant not doing an activity from 1st to the "fullest of its potential". LOL.
Remember it will increase the length of your school day and you might end up calling some of it "play time" instead of "school time". Nothing wrong with that