I think that doing MFW-K & then 1st with your 6yo will be basically doing the same thing that was mentioned - giving her math and language arts at her level. And it sounds like it will be a special time with mom for her, which she remembers fondly from last year :o)amylynn12 wrote:We are hoping to start in a couple of weeks. We are planning on using ECC for our 11 and 8 year olds, the high school program for our 14 year old. We also have a dd who just turned 6. She is begging me to finish MFW K. (We started it last year while going through a difficult pregnancy & never finished it). She is reading amazingly well, but is definitely still working on writing. We probably only finished about half of the K program last year. We do everything but the phonics.
I'm wondering if all three programs would be too much for me. On one hand, I'm so excited to start the year because I know what amazing curriculum MFW is, but on the other hand, I'm beginning to panic about starting the year. I'm just worried that I may not be able to pull it all off. Should I just continue with K with the 6 year old until we finish it, or should I start her in 1st? I wouldn't be comfortable using ECC with her (other than her joining her sisters for the activities). I also feel that I might be cheating her to not let her finish K because she truly enjoys it & so do I. We also have a 3 year old, who enjoys joining in with K and ECC. :) We have the fun preschool activities for her to do as well. I also have a 5 month old baby.
Thanks in advance for any ideas. :)
Amy in Oregon
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High school is intended to be quite independent, with the manuals written to the student. When you have a light Friday with ECC, you will have time for your weekly meeting with the high schooler.
I imagine there will be a learning curve, but eventually I think it will be smooth sailing. Just about the opposite of most things I tried (before MFW high school was written)!