We are doing K and ECC this year (though somehow we are nearly finished with K and not even halfway done with ECC, but still..........far above rubies wrote:My older children (grades 2nd and 4th) will be doing ECC this year.
My third child will be using K this year.
We used ADV this year and she loved participating in some of the work. She didn't enjoy story time though and she was unable to complete many of the worksheets, as she couldn't yet write, but I'd ask her to draw a picture of what she remembered.
I've used the K program before, but that was 5 years ago, I think. And she was my only school aged-child, so things were quite different back then!
How would I go about:
1) Combining the Kindergartner with the older two in ECC?
2) Scheduling Kindergarten with ECC? Should I do ECC in the morning and then K in the afternoon? Should I do K in the morning and then have the older children do their L.A./Math, in the morning, while I do K with the younger one and then do ECC in the afternoon? I am open to any and all suggestions.
I would try it both ways, with K in the morning while the biggers do their more independent work, and then ECC right after K, and try it with K in the afternoon. For us here it works best for me to do K first, save any worksheet for last, and sit at the table with him, where my 8yo has already been doing his work.
My K (who was 4yo for ADV) loved to participate in much of ADV - I got him his own state sheets, and he did his own Jesus poster, etc. This year in ECC for some reason he is not as interested in participating. He does like to play the geo game, so sometimes I have the 2 boys play instead of myself playing (and right after I was at conv. I realized I should've bought another parent/teacher supp. so the 3 of us could all play together). He enjoys Kingdom Tales. I think that's about it.
My 8yo does enjoy participating in some of the "more fun" K activities, so I do try to let him just come and do K with us if he thinks it looks like we are having fun.
That's how it works here.