Hi Angie :)microcarter wrote:DELUXE - Do you recommend this for MFW-1 if we're also doing ECC?
Should I get the basic or deluxe MFW 1? I am planning on using MFW 1st grade and ECC this fall. I would like to let my ds sit in on as much of ECC as possible but I'm wondering how much of the art and music in ECC he'll be able to participate in and enjoy. He will be a young 6. Even though his sister is 9, they do like to do things together.
I have to say that I really like the looks of the deluxe MFW 1, particularly the Come Look With Me books (I was an art minor in college) and the Honey For a Child's Heart. The Intro to the Orchestra looks nice too! I'm not sure about the things for math in the deluxe. Please let me know what experiences you had with this. Thanks!
We are currently doing ECC with an 8 year old & a 6 year old. I got the Deluxe items because I wanted the CBoM, the pattern blocks/animals book, and the Come Look with Me books (already had Honey). I have found plenty of uses for the Come Look with Me books this year, and my daughter does the pattern animals on our light Fridays.
That said, Halle does ALL our music, art & science in ECC. Now, she doesn't write the summaries for science, but she draws a picture nearly each time & writes a title. If you have a child who enjoys drawing like mine does, you won't have any problem including them in science. We don't do any of the 1st science, art or music at this point. I began the year trying to do it all & I felt it was just more than necessary.
PS - Just FYI, I used the MFW1 science the first time around and those books are still favorites in my house.