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  #1  
July 29th, 2012, 10:38 AM
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I seriously want to sell my curriculum on E-bay and start all over. I do not like it at all.

However...I did just shell out a few hundred dollars for it. And who knows if I'd like the new stuff any better. I researched this quite a bit and thought it would be great. And I'm not sure I want to disrupt the kids. Them seem to like it just fine. I think I'll probably just end up picking and choosing some things from the curriculum and then adding in more of my own stuff.
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July 29th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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The first year, I bought a kit from Abeka and spent probably around $400 for it. We used it only 3-4 weeks before scrapping it, so I understand your frustration. I ended up using bits and pieces of Abeka throughout that first year and sold everything else at the end of the year. It was a pain, but I made it work. Hopefully you can do the same. I would just keep as much as possible in new condition and then sell it later. *shrugs* Sorry!
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July 29th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I'm sorry you don't like. I've looked at Oak Meadow in the past and thought it looked fun. Disappointing to know it's not so great.
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July 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
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I'm sure it's fine...it's just not a good fit for me. It all just feels very loosey goosey. It's hard to explain, lol. I think with two year old Katy screaming in my ear I would like something that just is what it is. Apparently I am not into the whole Waldorf education model. And it sounded so great when I ordered it too!
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July 30th, 2012, 08:44 PM
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can i ask what you dont like about it? oak meadow is the only curriculum i have considered. ive been so worried about buying it and not being happy with it so i havent yet
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July 30th, 2012, 09:16 PM
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I just wish it provided more structure. Like "review place value to a thousand" is not enough math instruction for a full week. No problems, no instructions. That is basically nothing. That is me doing all the work. If I was going to be doing all the work I could have just saved my money, you know? A lot of the lessons require additional materials too, and not anything you would have around the house.

What I have enjoying is the reading. And I say reading because it really is not Language Arts...it's just reading. My kids like the stories though. They have legends, fables, and poetry.
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July 30th, 2012, 11:15 PM
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I just wish it provided more structure. Like "review place value to a thousand" is not enough math instruction for a full week. No problems, no instructions. That is basically nothing. That is me doing all the work. If I was going to be doing all the work I could have just saved my money, you know? A lot of the lessons require additional materials too, and not anything you would have around the house.

What I have enjoying is the reading. And I say reading because it really is not Language Arts...it's just reading. My kids like the stories though. They have legends, fables, and poetry.
thank you! i appreciate this review
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July 31st, 2012, 04:45 AM
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Oh boy. I was seriously considering Oak Meadow as well and now I'm not so sure I'll like it. I want something with a little more structure in the beginning until I figure out our groove and what I can do myself. Eeeps.
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July 31st, 2012, 09:31 AM
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I do wonder if it would make more sense to me if we had started at the kindergarten level. Picking up in grades 2 and 3 has been confusing. I'm sure that's true to some degree for most programs though.
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August 15th, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Check out SOS for 3rd grade. It is expensive, but you can find used ones pretty cheap on ebay.
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