I posted on another thread that we switched from Rightstart to MEP to start out our school year (I tried Rightstart 1st which ds wasn't in love with, then a few pages of MEP, which he seems to like quite a bit). He is 1st grade and I am starting him in MEP year 2a. Overall, I think this is the right level with him, but am having to slow down the lessons quite a bit to explain some concepts more thoroughly (like <,>, even, odd, etc...). At the pace I am going and with a plan to take rabbit trails off the written lesson plan here and there (for example, Roman numerals were introduced in level 1, and he hasn't covered that yet, so since we are on the lesson that reviews Roman numerals I plan to take a day or two teach this), I might only get halfway through level 2 in one year, starting 2b for 2nd grade. I read from non-CM type boards and yahoo group that some parents take up to 45 minutes to go through the lesson, and I've been doing about 15 minutes, which will slow it down a bit as well.
I know this is fine, that he won't be behind if I take the lessons at 1/2 pace of what was intended, and I believe level 2b teaches some concepts that I didn't even touch until the end of 2nd grade in ps many moons ago. Just wondering, if this is on track for doing MEP the CM way or way too slow. We could do math twice a day if my plan to go more slowly is too slow, but we would have to drop an extracurricular like music or art to fit it in.
Thanks again for your wisdom!