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Old 07-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #21
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Another anti Teach to read in 100 easy lessons. Also Making Math Meaningful... Blah!

My kids love MUS... I find Saxon boring with way to many problems per lesson.

Also not super fond of the "school at home" type curriculum.

Sonlight was way overwhelming.... One look through the TM was enough for me to realize it wasn't for us.

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Old 07-01-2013, 11:23 PM   #22
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Didn't work at all for us either!!! What do you use for math now? I'm using math mammoth for younger ones and used a pre algebra textbook last year for oldest ds, but still wondering on next years algebra...

We also didnt like teach to read in 100 easy lessons.

Or most rod and staff. I wanted to like it very much, but kids would get so bored and younger ones would get confused with some wordings.
I use teaching textbooks. It's only grade 3 and up though. But it is self grading (pc) with a book/workbook if you need it. My son finally excels at math.

I use time4learning with my k and 1 students though. We will be using Scott foresman this year though.

I wish TT would do a complete curriculum. It's so awesome.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #23
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The Reading Lesson. Blech.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:36 AM   #24
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We didn't care for any of the Horizons curriculum we used last year for 2nd grade. It just didn't suit us. I also have yet to find a math curriculum I like, including Math in Focus that we just started. I'm a math geek with Charlotte Mason leanings, though, so I think that complicates things.
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Math U See and all about spelling were the only pure disasters for us. Teaching textbooks wasn't a good fit though we did like the overall idea and did well for about 1/2 a year on it.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:33 PM   #27
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I liked but the kids didn't: Classical Writing Primer and Aesop levels; Charater First, series 1

They liked but I didn't: Life of Fred, Elementary
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