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post #41 of 236
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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon View Post
I thought it wasn't allowed to resell the Enki materials? Has that changed?
Ya, that's the thing! That's why I was surprised...but I guess not everyone follows the rules.
post #42 of 236
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I am not sure I understand why it's not allowed. Can someone enlighten me? this is the only thing that kinda rubs me the wrong way. I feel it make it exclusive to those who have $500+ to spend on the guides,etc.

btw I bought an initial enki guide via ebay : so people do buy and sell. I also did spend $200 so far on the guides though too. so it didn't keep me from going ahead and purchasing the curriculum. but I'm also a single mom so it was something that took a huge chunk out of our budget. buying them used sure could have helped.
post #43 of 236
i know it says that they consider your curriculum purchase to be the same as enrolling in a school program and also in order to provide high quality materials, they depend on those direct sales.

they do have a scholarship program for those who are interested in enki but can't afford full tuition - they ask people interested in helping to send any books they've finished using back to them for it.
post #44 of 236
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I understand to a point. But also a lot of homeschooling families depend on reselling their used curriculum for a portion of what they paid, to buy the newer curriculum. I have 2 kids using it so it will be ok for us IMHO.
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Originally Posted by eco_mama View Post
i know it says that they consider your curriculum purchase to be the same as enrolling in a school program and also in order to provide high quality materials, they depend on those direct sales.

they do have a scholarship program for those who are interested in enki but can't afford full tuition - they ask people interested in helping to send any books they've finished using back to them for it.
post #45 of 236
April, it bothers me too, but i feel like i am bound by it since i agreed to it when i purchased the materials.
post #46 of 236
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I know for a fact this turns a lot of people off to Enki. ahh well. I am pretty happy with it thus far. (and I only have the guides currently!)
post #47 of 236
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btw I meant to ask;

does Enki only go up to grade 2 or 3? what do you all plan to do after that?
post #48 of 236
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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon View Post
btw I meant to ask;

does Enki only go up to grade 2 or 3? what do you all plan to do after that?
I think grade 2 is almost complete. And one of the culture blocks is also almost complete for grade 3 (you do 2-3 culture blocks for grade 3). There is also the old teacher's guide that you can get.

The thing with the reselling: I hope people who buys the curriculum second hand understands that they don't get the free monthly conference calls or the peer yahoo group. Or consultations with Beth, which I find invaluable.
post #49 of 236
I plan to homeschool my 4th grader this year and I think Enki would be perfect for him. I wanted to search this discussion list first before I jumped into anything.

So far, the 3-6 grade curriculums are not available for purchase. Will the teachers guide help me through those levels anyway at this point?
post #50 of 236
How long did it take most of you to receive your curriculum in the mail. I ordered the k package a little over a week ago and received the training manuals and cd's in the mail on Saturday and I didn't get any of the other books today (Monday). I'm sure I'm just being impatient.
post #51 of 236
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mine took over 2 weeks. they are coming from Kinkos directly I believe!
post #52 of 236
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Originally Posted by mamaMAMAma View Post
The thing with the reselling: I hope people who buys the curriculum second hand understands that they don't get the free monthly conference calls or the peer yahoo group. Or consultations with Beth, which I find invaluable.
I hope this doesn't sound snarky, because really I am curious. But after reading the Enki site and being apart of the yahoo group for interested parties, what more can the other assistance offer? I've always wondered. But then I haven't seen the materials, so I can imagine that upon seeing them, one might have more questions....

With OM, I feel I could go on my own or with them by enrolling. So with Enki, would I be more tied to these services offered only to those who purchase the curriculum directly from Beth to be able to fully utilize the curriculum?
post #53 of 236
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post #54 of 236
i love how enki addresses unschooling. when i read that part i found myself the whole time.
post #55 of 236
:

And when it mentioned eclecticism I had to laugh.
"Hey, I resemble that comment!"
post #56 of 236
and still wondering about my post above.
post #57 of 236
Hi, Just like to introduce myself
I use a the enki kindergarten resources(no guides) with our 4.5 and 5 year old. I love them! Glad to have an Enki thred to read.

Heket,
I don't feel like I need any support. The books are very user friendly. But if you are in the grades above K and don't have the package then you can't buy the instruction manual which looks like it has some of the math and LA support in it. You might try downloading to preview and decide for yourself. I don't think that you can really compare Enki and OM though, The writing in the enki stories is far better, you get alot more with enki and really don't need any other resources except picture books and art supplies. From what I understand OM is laid out so there is no choice in stories and only has enough for an exact number of lessons. With Enki you can make choices and have enough material for an infinate number of lessons(We are using K again this year for our oldest)
Don't know if this has helped at all
Morgan
post #58 of 236
Hi, Just like to introduce myself
I use a the enki kindergarten resources(no guides) with our 4.5 and 5 year old. I love them! Glad to have an Enki thred to read.

Heket,
I don't feel like I need any support. The books are very user friendly. But if you are in the grades above K and don't have the package then you can't buy the instruction manual which looks like it has some of the math and LA support in it. You might try downloading to preview and decide for yourself. I don't think that you can really compare Enki and OM though, The writing in the enki stories is far better, you get alot more with enki and really don't need any other resources except picture books and art supplies. From what I understand OM is laid out so there is no choice in stories and only has enough for an exact number of lessons. With Enki you can make choices and have enough material for an infinate number of lessons(We are using K again this year for our oldest)
Don't know if this has helped at all
Morgan
post #59 of 236
welcome blessedmum.

so what is everyone planning or doing to get ready for the year ahead now?

right now i'm about to finish up reading the teaching guides. and then i'll start planning the first 4-6 weeks. how do you all plan yours out? do you go by the examples in the guides? do you use a binder and have it all mapped out? i want to be that organized but i feel so lost!

oh, and i'll need to purchase all my supplies soon. since we don't have lots of extra room i'll be making their main play area in dd's room. and i have lots to change in there.
post #60 of 236
I am getting really really excited to start!

I'm following the sample schedule for the first block, to make it easier. I've gone through and pulled the Fairy Tales I'll need. Then, I"ve also gone through the nature stories and crafts that I plan to use for fall and winter. I think I'm going to get 2 1" binders and use one for fall and one for winter.

I think I ordered the last of my supplies today (that I need to order). I still need to get a few Good Books and Journals, but I'm getting those slowly with my 40% off coupons at A.C. Moore. A couple more weeks and I should be done.

I made my first crayon roll, and it turned out... um, maybe usable. It's cute, but not exactly right. It wasn't hard, just tedious and my measuring must not have been exact enough.

I haven't made any manipulatives yet, and I probably won't for a while. OH, except bean bags and counting bags. I am working on my bean bags, and will do counting bags next.

ETA- I'm doing First Grade, anybody else?
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