THank you all for the replies.
A friend just told me about the yahoogroup from MBTP, and she said many families sell their used books on there, so i am going to check it out. It is pricey, and it is my only hang up at this point.
If i could get it for less money, and even use the library as a reference for the books, that would be great. but yeah, almost 700 dollars for one level is insane.
Here is what i was thinking about working with them all.
I was thinking, with any particular assignment, i could read to my 6 year old, have my 8 and 9 year olds read silently. We could openly discuss what was read, then i could have my 6 year old dictate to me the answers to questions, have my 8 year old write 2-3 sentences, and my 9 year old write 4-5. They will each have their own ideas, and they could all do work, on their level, but the base would be the same. I dont know how it would be any different than the unit studies we did this year, just for fun.
I am not into busy work, and will likely skip what i dont find a value to the program, or have my older child do more than my younger.
I was thinking for the hands on projects, they could work together to build and create. and that would be fun for all of us.
I do have story of the world, and just never started it, so i would love to work on that as well. And continue with Math U see, since it seems to be going well for all my kids.
I would like my Dh to feel better about homeschooling, and i would like to still feel like i am not being too "schoolish" and we were still having a blast.
While i love "unschooling" i really do feel like it is time to get "serious" with my older child. I feel that it is time she learns more on some kind of schedule, and we spend time schooling everyday,.( or at least every week. LOL)
I do wish it was less expensive, and i do not like that it gets more pricey as you go. It is like they get you hooked on it for 400 per year, then the next year is almost 600, then almost 700.. and that is bad, and not fair. But if i can buy used, i am good with that too.
Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate the info, from peope who have used it, not just the testimonials on the website. LOL
Melissa- homeschooling mom to Samantha ( 9) Gabby ( 8) Emma (6) and Diesel (12 months) and Rachel Rebecca Brock Erik Joe Noah 6-25-10 5 early miscarriages