Oh a new thread. Nice. I've been away, both from MDC and from home. Two weeks away and we've been home for five days so we are just starting to find our rhythm again. Actual school runs calendar years here (well, Feb to Dec) so really DD is not quite two months into her K year (and she is in the cut-off grey area so could have started in Feb or waited till 2012). I've been thinking of her as K for at least six months though so I start to get confused when people ask me about it. I keep reminding myself it doesn't really matter
We've been using Singapore and occasionally Miquon for ages but we made a foray into a curriculum used by the schools here recently. I thought DD would like it because it was more colourful than the SM workbooks we use but it was a total flop. Thank goodness we have better choices available :) So DD is about a third of the way through SM 1B and I think we'll just keep doing what we were. It was working well, the only thing I need to change is to stop thinking she needs to do every question on every page because usually she doesn't (need to).
A month or so before we went away we added in ETC 2.5 because she asked for some practice to help her "read books with small writing like you". So we've done a couple of pages since we got back and I want to stop. I really don't like it, it seems dry and many of the picture hints to the words just don't fit our cultural lexicon. In fact we come across quite a few words DD doesn't know which would be fine (vocabulary) except they are often things I'm in no hurry for her to learn (surprising amount of violent terms, but maybe I'm just prudish about that).
We also started Song School Latin before we went away and DD really enjoyed it. Haven't got back to that yet, baby steps.
DD has been doing lots and lots of science. She seems to be on a mission to watch every single Magic School Bus episode ever made (on youtube, we don't have a tv) as well as needing me to read at least one MSB book or chapter book a day. We downloaded the MSB iPad app last Saturday and she played that until she'd memorised every fact in it. By a great coincidence of timing our local co-op class had a chemistry workshop last Tuesday run by the CSIRO (government scientific body, I think the US one is called National Science Academy or something similar), so we've used an entire bottle of vinegar reproducing their self0inflating balloon experiment since then.
Gosh, I wrote a lot without realising it. Nice to have a new thread.