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(Sun Dec 13 22:15:56 2009)

To circumvent my Tapestry woes, I acknowledged an admonition from the creator of the curriculum that

To circumvent my Tapestry woes, I acknowledged an admonition from the creator of the curriculum that I had hitherto ignored out of stubborness: use something else for your eldest until 5th grade. This was said because while littles can easily tag along with Tapestry, it was for middle/high school. But, as I was now trying to find some waysto distance mysef from Tapestry, this loophole seemed like a good place to start.
I had never been able to find a phonics programb I'd liked. they were all so disjointed and plain. So, I started with phonics as a base and classical as a structure and hit "go." I found My Father's World. they too cycled through history - after 2nd grade! but it was more focused on K-6 than 7-12. this was a perfect complement to Tapestry. which was made for 5-12, rather than k-4. And they phonics program in K & 1 was integrated & bible-based! it was also gentle school until 2nd grade, taking no more than 90 minutes/day, which I thought was great for littles. So, with no hesitation, I decided on MFW, planning to switch into Tapestry in 3rd,4th,or 5th grade, whatever seemed best at the time. it would be a harmonious move into a like chronology sequence. How serendipitous!
But my desire for more living books and more classics kept me up pondering. Should I alter book options but stick with TOG structure? Would it ever be worth the money?
I spent many a fevered hour searching for ideas, almost trying to hide my search for true love from my "lover." Then google brought me my latest miracle: Ambleside Online.

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