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So my son will is about 1/2 way through Queens LL For the Secondary Child 1. Being JR AG didn’t go well and when I mentioned it, well it didn’t go over well. We had such a bad time with it, that it brings back bad memories. So dh and I decided to not go that route.
What I have on hand is Jump In and Our Mothers Tongue. So my question is this… what would you do next? One of these, something else, or give a year off?
How old is he? When he is 13ish (or about 7th grade level) Jump In and OMT would be perfect. I think you could use them together easily. You could do one more intense year or spread it out over two years. I know Ambleside Online schedules OMT over two years (years 7 & 8). I wouldn’t feel bad about waiting to do these two resources for 8th and 9th grade either if you feel he has had a grammar burnout .
I didn’t know that they have schedules on AO could you tell me where the link for that would be? I like the idea of 2 years doing OMT and doing Jump In at the same time. thankshouseofchaosParticipant
There are links to their booklists and schedules for each year here:Cindie2ddsMember
Iamasahm ~ May I ask why you are looking for something different after QLL’s Secondary Child? Just being curious. Language Lessons are the only thing we’ve never wanted to change in the last three years. As much as I’ve tried, that says a lot! I would love to know if there’s something you think it’s missing or if it’s just not a “fit” anymore.
Cindie – I really love Queens, it’s easy on the eyes, quick and covers everything. Now I have not seen the HS books and want to cause I have not totally ruled them out. But my 12/13 yr old son needs a “push”. He will be entering 7th grade and up till now grammar has been .. we’ll say easy, to easy. I want him to try harder for awhile and wanted something that only focuses on “grammar”.
I may go back to Queens after these 2 books which I loved the idea of spreading them out for his 7th & 8th grade years then go back and do the 3 years of HS with Queens. Or I may have him do one more year of Queens (really it depends on $) and do the Secondary Vol2, then the 2 other books mentioned here and then back to Queens for HS the last 3 years. I will note that grammar is not a huge deal for us. If they learn to diagram great, if they can break a sentence down awesome, but if in the end (at least again at this point cause my 2 oldest sons are not really college bound boys) all they can do is the basic and write a good report/essay. We are ok with that. Basicly I am just looking for something different, a break possibly from them. How old are you children? MistyCindie2ddsMember
Thanks, Misty. I was just curious why you would switch. Oh, my girls are young! We’ve done Language Lessons for LIttle Ones 1, 2 and are currently on 3 for my 7 year old. My 4.5 year old just started Language Lessons for Little Ones 1. As much of a flopper as I’ve been over the past three years before finally settling on CM, that was the only consistent part of school. If I like something, I’m just trying to stick with it unless there is a major reason why I need to change.
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