Ever since I discovered Charlotte Mason and particularly SCM, I have been avidly reading and excitedly trying to plan for the upcoming school year. Since we are new to these methods I don't know if we should jump in at the grade levels which are 2nd and 3rd or if we should remediate a bit? I also have an infant to add into the mix so we often try to keep the girls together for most subjects since it works well for all of us. IF we tried to do each subject individually we would be lucky to get through just the 3r's! I am particularly curious about the personal development and English reccommendations. For example would it be a good idea for us to all do English for the Thoughtful Child or do I go ahead and have my 3rd grader do ETC 2 and split them up? Older DD did Queen's Language Lessons for the Very Young her first grade year and liked it okay. I would just keep doing those with both girls but it seems like it would overlap/ repeat things covered in other parts of the SCM guide.
Also I love the idea of personal development and wondered if it would be okay to have both girls do the grade 1 suggestion instead of doing grades 2 and 3 separately? OR is there something else that would work well? Older daughter is very good at being helpful, keeping on task, and noticing the needs of others, etc, although she is of course human and young and could use some help in other areas. Younger daughter needs much work in obedience and so forth.
Thank you so much for all and any help!