Anyway, on to our second week. We did start a new history book Augustus Caesar's World. It is somewhat less dry than the other books, but a little advanced for the 2nd and even 4th grader. They are supposed to narrate the chapter back to me, and they have a hard time with this aspect. I am hoping it is just a learning curve, although we have done some narration in the past. Also, there is A LOT for me to read each day. Others may disagree, but I get very tired doing read alouds and 2 "chapters" in ACW plus usually 2 other history texts and sometimes adding in a science chapter is really more than I can do in a day. That is very tough for me and how I got behind on week 2.
On a good note I did meet someone this week who uses MFW and uses my favorite planner from last year. I had to ordered the planner because MFW uses a grid system and I was afraid I would not be able to fit all I needed to into the planner. I was glad to see that someone else is making it work for them. I have been relying on the grid for 3 weeks and having a hard time with it visually. Everything is written down, but not in a pleasant way to me, so I broke down and ordered the planner. I received it yesterday and have already entered everything done so far and my plans for next week. I can already see this is going to work out so much better for me.