And it's like pulling teeth. Even with my new ideas from that The Way They Learn book, it's still a battle. I will be so relieved when the school year is over! I'm hoping to really plan out each day of our school year and do less fly by the seat of our pants. I want flexibility with methods and style and projects, but I'd like to have a list of what we need to accomplish each day and stick to it! I would like to fork over the $400 for a complete Abeka curriculum, but I already have my spelling, history, and language for third grade. I'm just lacking reading, math, and science stuff. We'll do Abeka math for sure, but I can't seem to find a reading program that plans everything out for me (I'm not good at coming up with my own stuff!). Anyone out there have any recommendations? For reading and science?