I’ve been working to update several of our math courses

I’ve been working to update several of our math courses

The new course links will start to appear on the site in April so you can begin with the new courses if you are ready. You’ll be able to add them to My EP with Parent Add-Ons, and we’ll be making more announcements as they are added officially into the course blocks on My EP.

Some other courses are getting updates, but levels 1, 2, and 3 are getting whole new courses. We typically switch in new courses around the 4th of July. By then most people are finished their school year but not starting the new year yet.

The old courses will be available for you to finish if you will find yourselves in the middle of one of those courses when summer rolls around. You should just finish out the course you are in.

The change will mostly just affect those in Level 1 Math currently. The other levels are not really introducing new content. Things are just moved around to get in some more practice with multidigit addition and subtraction in Level 2 and multiplication and division facts practice in Level 3. The only real content change takes place in Level 1 Math. In the new course, they work on all their math facts up to 9 plus 9 and 18 minus WooPlus ‌ WooPlus ‌ 9. That means in the new Level 2 Math they will be expected to know those.

The current online course and offline parent guide both make mention of that and ask you to practice those facts over your summer break.

No one says thank you when groceries need to be put away

We will plan on releasing all the new books to match these new courses in April. In April we will also release all the updates to the other books.

All the Little Things

I was thinking how no one was going to notice all the little things I did to get ready for Christmas morning. No one is going to recognize my thoughtfulness in wrapping the silly little things in their stockings so they have things to unwrap while they wait for grandparents to arrive and settle in on Christmas morning. They won’t appreciate the organization and lists to make sure everyone has the same number of gifts so no one feels left out as we go round and open the gifts on Christmas morning. No one is going to say thanks for making sure Christmas Eve dinner is all planned so we can get to the Christmas Eve service. No one is going to stop and realize that everyone got their own favorite treats in their stocking, just that they are happy to get what was in their own. I doubt anyone will thank me for organizing the gifts so everyone can find theirs or that I planned the order of gifts for optimal happiness. ?? They will just be happy. And that was the point, to make them happy, not to get the thank you.

I may not be wiping down the counters or the mirrors for the millionth time for their happiness, but just because it needs to be done, and I can do it. It makes me happy to keep the home in order and moving along, even if no one notices the multitude of little things that us moms (and dads) constantly do to keep life happy for our families. No one says thanks for getting the bills paid. Our kids live in a bit of ignorance when it comes to the many blessings they receive from having you as their mother or father or grandparent to take care of them.

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