sahmom4cj wrote:I used Adventures this years for my 2nd Grader. Next year I will have a Kindergartner and a 3rd Grader. I really like MFW but can't understand how the cycle works. Yes, I have read it, I have also called the company and they explained how I would reintroduce the subject later etc BUT I don't understand. If anyone is willing to take a few minutes to help a mom out I would GREATLY appreciate it. I don't want my youngest child learning things that are way above his head. It seems to me that that is how this system works.
Thanks for ANY and all help in advance,
So, break down year by year:
2012/2013: K & ECC - K kid can do crafts and activities, play Geography Game (even my twin preschoolers played when we did it), Bible time, and enjoy many books from the book basket.
2013/2014: 1st & CTG - 1st grader does the first grade program and sits in on anything you feel comfortable with sitting on. If you're not comfortable with him/her sitting in on Greek mythology, then he can do other things. My boys were K, and enjoyed this. It didn't seem to me to go too in depth on the Greek beliefs that much. They seemed to think of them as fairy tales.
2014/2015: RTR - 2nd grader joins in. Probably doesn't need to listen to Augustus Caesar's World. Lots of Roman gods stuff in there, and my oldest didn't like it. You can probably read and summarize it.
2015/2016: EXP1850 - 3rd grader does the "2nd & 3rd Grade Supplement," and can probably handle most of the regularly scheduled stuff (my 2nd graders have listened to it all this year). This is where the 3rd grader gets to do the fun activities and read alouds from Adventures.
2016/2017: 1850MOD - 4th grader could add in the 2nd & 3rd Grade Supplement, or just do the program with older sibling. 7th grader can start General Science.
2017/2018: Repeat ECC: 5th grader does advanced assignment that he didn't do in K; 8th grader does ECC, plus Physical Science.
2018/2019: 6th grader does CTG, perhaps doing some advanced assignments; 9th grader doing AHL
2019/2020: 7th grader does RTR with General Science; 10th grader doing WHL
2020/2021: 8th grader does EXP1850 (or maybe you jump to 1850MOD, depending on where you think he needs most coverage); 11th grader doing MFW's 11th grade year.
2021/2022: 9th grader does AHL; 12th grader doing MFW 12th grade year
2022/2023; 10th grader does WHL
2023/2024: 11th grader does 11th grade year
2024/2025: 12 grader does 12th grade year
Does that help? Your youngest rolls into wherever the oldest is when he/she is in second grade. There is something about being a younger child that seems to set them up to be able to handle some more difficult subjects younger than the oldest child does. My oldest is very sensitive. We started with MFW in ECC when she was in 3rd. RTR was the hardest year for her with all the Roman gods, but it didn't really phase my younger two - and they sat in on many of the readings for that. Augustus Caesar's World was the only resource that I should have pre-read and just summarized for my oldest. It really does work for the younger ones. The older kids can sometimes summarize or reword things that make it more gentle to the younger crowd.