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what can you tell me about enki? (see my last post for more ?'s I have) TIA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br><br><br><br>
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does anyone do this? is it a good idea? why or why not?<br><br>
I really like aspects of both styles and would love to use both if possible in HSing my kiddos.<br><br>
is there any curriculum out there like this?
 

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does it? thanks for suggesting it! I am off to check it out after it being suggested in another thread as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
would like to hear about other's experiences as well..
 

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i have heard of one school that is both montessori and waldorf inspired. my friend is interested in creating a hs inspired by both. i think it's great to leave and take what will fit your individualized learning style. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> that's what hsing is all about!
 

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I think Enki might fit the bill ... Beth, the creator, was a Waldorf teacher for many years. Enki itself draws on Waldorf, Montessori, United Nation's International School, the skill-based practice of "western" schools. It is art and nature based. We really like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I Have been persuing the enki site and am intrigued. I like the integrated arts approach aspect. I am confused as to the curriculum, it's just the $90 teaching guides? is there any support involved online or locally? also is the $100 phone consultation necessary?<br><br>
ok I am going to change the title of this thread to get more answers about ENki now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I never did the pre-purchase consultation with Beth - actually I didn't really realize that was an option, but knowing me would not have done it anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> That said, at first I bought pieces of the curriculum ... I think I bought a little over half of it, which still was quite expensive. Once I got it and realized how much I liked it, I went ahead and ordered the rest. Beth called me to confirm the purchase and then adjusted the price so that basically I paid the original package price even though I ended up buying it in two parts.<br><br>
It is expensive; Enki asks that you view it as paying tuition for a private school rather than just "buying curriculum." The guides are $90 ... but the entire curriculum for Kindergarten is about $500 - and it is so much more than just the guides. There is a 3-ring binder filled with folk tales and fairy tales (though they have been specifically choosen or slightly modified to meet the developmental need of kinders); there is a 3-ring binder filled with nature stories (the winter stories weren't applicable to us at all as we are in drought-ridden southern CA), a 3-ring binder full of crafts (both all-season crafts and also crafts broken up by season); a HUGE 3-ring binder of sensory-integration/movement songs and verses; a 3-ring binder of community and festival songs (we love to sing these); plus the guides and the "early childhood" guide. It is money well spent. <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=8144285&postcount=2" target="_blank">Here is a post I just wrote regarding Enki (and Oak Meadow)</a>. It's actually pasted from something I wrote up a while ago and paste/post whenever someone asks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
HTH ... let me know if you have any other questions!
 

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thanks so much for the info! that helps alot!<br>
is there a way to find used materials at all?<br><br>
btw $500 seems expensive initially but if that is for the YEAR then not so much..I am always buying DS manipulatives,books,etc. it seems latley! (and he's only 3!)<br><br>
also, my DD is just 17mo younger than DS , will I be able to reuse the material with her? or do you think I could wait and start them together for K? I wonder now..
 

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I own the complete K & 1st grade packages<br><br>
To be honest, I think Beth should charge more for what she offers. If you feel Enki might be a perfect fit philosophically for your family, I do not think you will be disappointed at all with the actual material.<br><br>
You should not be able to find any Enki materials used. Beth asked that we do not sell used in order to keep her costs down. That said, you may join the Enki Experience yahoo group and see if you can find someone locally so you can take a peek!
 

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I really highly doubt anyone local uses this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
hmm I am a little turned off about the whole fact you can't buy used though. that really stinks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> what do you do with your old curriculum?<br><br>
off to check out the yahoogroup.
 

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Yea, in some ways, it stinks that you can't resell something you paid for ... but on the other hand, I can understand Beth's reasoning. To me it was one of those "necessary evil" type things ... I didn't exactly love that I wouldn't be able to resell, but I wanted to support Enki, which included agreeing to not resell. I thought, though, I read somewhere on the Enki site that you can send your used curriculum back when you are done and they can sell it for less to families in need of a "scholarship". I may be completely making that one up, but I'm pretty sure I read it somewhere.<br><br>
For us, we are just starting Enki with our oldest, so we have two more children to use it with ... when I laid out the cost over 3 children, it is really cheap (even when I factor in Enki and OM combined). The curriculum can be reused; for first grade, you get a CD-rom of blackline masters to print for the consumable parts. Considering there will be very little to have to purchase each time the next child gets to kinder, 1st ..., our overall cost will only be about $350/child, per year.
 
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