Do I have a treat for you...
When I logged onto Facebook today, I found this...
Oh yeah baby! don wants to be my Facebook friend. Maybe he forgot that he banned me from posting on his forums.
And for the record, I have never posted on his forums. I think he was being proactive incase I decided to post any of my questions to him or his unsatisfactory answers. (Quite possibly the smartest thing he's ever done since I've known him.)
And that's not all...
My bff, Andra, has been using wp's All American 1 this year. It has not been a pleasant year for her at all. She decided to plow through it though. (On the bright side, there's been lots of stories of ridiculousness for me to listen too. Don't worry, she'll be blogging about it eventually and I promise to share when she does.)
Anyhoooo...her most recent dilemma has been a read aloud issue. As in they start reading a book (Great Horn Spoon) get fourteen chapters into it (out of 18) and suddenly wp stop scheduling it and schedule a new book. They start the new book, Wild West, on p. 20.
And it gets better. She never received the Wild West! As you know, their shipping practices are deplorable at best. Like myself, she never received an order confirmation listing everything she'd be getting and there were never any shipping notices or packing lists. So it's not a real big shock that this could happen. She went back and checked her website and didn't even see the new book listed there.
So when she got the FB request from wp, she decided to ask her question there. And I thought that I'd share the exchange with you because I know how you love all this wp madness. Please read on with the knowledge, that my friend is even more blunt than I am. She's not one to mince words. So read with that in mind.
Bwaa haa haaa!! They took the book out and left it in the IG. Which is par for the course with them as my Children Around the World core had books scheduled that they were no longer using. Classic wp!
So just in case you've been wondering, the problems are not just limited to the Children Around the World study.
But speaking of CAW, I've got another fun nugget regarding it. Since Mackenzie has finished with her "official" history for the year, and I want her to continue with some school reading, I decided to assign her some of our left over books from our wp misadventure. (Not anything written or published by them, of course!) Seeing as we just finished studying Russia, and CAW covers Russia, I decided to use the reader that they selected. I get out out my not-so-trusty wp IG and look at the index to see what week Russia is studied. Week 9.
Then I pull out the reading schedule for the readers. (Which, f.y.i., is a single sheet of paper that I paid $8 for. And they forgot to send it with the readers so it arrived in an letter sized envelope all rumpled and torn.) I peruse the schedule and see that Treasures of the Snow (by Patricia St. John who is in no way affiliated with wp) is scheduled for week 9. Okay. I pull it off of the shelf. As it turns out, it's a book set in Switzerland. Naturally. For realz. Of course. Seriously. I'm not lying.
If you'll recall, when actually studying Switzerland, they had us reading The Swiss Family Robinson. You know, that book that takes place on a tropical island thought to be in the Caribbean. That shouldn't surprise me seeing as they have scheduled Heidi to be read during our study of Africa and Asia.
On a side note, if you're ever studying Switzerland, consider adding Treasures of the Snow to your reading list. There's quite a bit about the Swiss culture and it's been a good read. It might not, however, be the best choice if you happen to be studying Russia.