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  • priscillabengtson
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    Wonderful! You all are so helpful! Thank you so much!

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  • KF2000
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    And in case you still want more of an answer to your second question - of what many of us recommend using - it really depends on your situation.

    Using a complete core for a grade level offers you the advantage of knowing an appropriate amount of work for a child at any grade level, and plans it all for you in one spot. This can be a great help if you are brand new to MP so you have a lot of guidance to get started, or if you have a child who is already experienced with MP and (mostly) fits into a single grade. My kids from seventh grade down use the Curriculum Guides and they work really well for us.

    But the individual lesson plans are great too for situations where you want to change out a single subject, as Dorinda mentioned, or if you want to be able to piece together your own “core” by choosing each individual course. This can also be helpful when you are brand new (because you don’t quite “fit” into a single core), or if you just like that flexibility. I have used the individual plans more with my high schoolers because we tend to tailor each year to our own situation - having siblings take courses at the same time, having math, science, and literature be on a slightly different pace than the CG, etc.

    The main thing to know is that either option is a really helpful way to homeschool with MP, and you may end up using both options at different times along the way.

    AMDG,
    Sarah
    Last edited by KF2000; 08-19-2018, 01:48 PM.

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  • priscillabengtson
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    Originally posted by Mom2mthj View Post
    The curriculum manual schedules out all the subjects for a grade level. The individual plans are just one subject. You might use a curriculum manual with individual plans for a subject like math where you need a different level. You might use individual subject plans if you are only using MO for a couple of subjects or if you need to piece together your own program for an older student who doesn’t fit neatly into the grade level manuals.
    Okay! Thanks so much! That makes sense!

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  • Mom2mthj
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    The curriculum manual schedules out all the subjects for a grade level. The individual plans are just one subject. You might use a curriculum manual with individual plans for a subject like math where you need a different level. You might use individual subject plans if you are only using MO for a couple of subjects or if you need to piece together your own program for an older student who doesn’t fit neatly into the grade level manuals.

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  • priscillabengtson
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    Curriculum manual versus daily lesson plans

    What’s the difference between the curriculum manual and the optional daily lesson plans? And do you all recommend the lesson plans and why or why not?
    Last edited by priscillabengtson; 08-18-2018, 08:44 PM.
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