Hi. I think MFW recommends that Kindergarten and 1st graders do K & 1st grade curriculum, and start into the cycle in 2nd grade with older siblings.starryiz929 wrote:I like how our next years will look....next year I'll have one child in 1st and one in 4th doing ECC...the 1st grader can listen in as she pleases with ECC so I'm sure she'll glean some good information and be ready to jump in for 2nd grade with the next level.
But then I have a 3rd child who will not fall into the history cycle until we hit 1850's-Modern Times. So how will she be able to grasp it without the prior years? I can't wrap my head around how that would work.
And I do worry that by the time I do ECC for the 3r time I might be sick of it.
For those who start in 2nd, they'll repeat ECC in 7th, and Creation to Greeks in 8th. In 2nd, they'll mostly listen in, do a few student sheets, "stamp" their passport, play the geography game, etc. But by 7th grade, they'll be ready to do more intensive map work in the geography workbook, complete more students sheets, write a literature paper, etc.
CtG will work the same way: more advanced assignments for 7th and 8th graders than in 2nd-6th.
Will they be bored? I don't think so. It's amazing how much they forget in five years. In fact, I think they may enjoy it more. Our girls look forward to repeating ECC in two years because they enjoyed it so much.
Other Moms who have repeated the cycle can give you better information. In the meantime, hth.