I use Calvert with both of my children. I LOVE IT! I have a first grader and a third grader. What I like about it: Everything. It is structured and easy to follow. Plus it is all inclusive so EVERYTHING comes with it. There are tons of other things I LIKE about it and could go on but the best thing would probably be for you to see it first hand. I am not sure where you live but I live on the SW side of town if you would like you are more than welcome to come over and look at the first grade curriculum hands on and see what it looks like and what is included and we can discuss it in detail. Email me privately and we can work out a time to meet.
Anyone else interested is also more than welcome to come over as well.
I was following the conversation and am interested as well if you don't mind. I almost switched this year but it was alot of money to invest without seeing it first hand and I felt like I was running out of time. If you don't mind I would love to see it! I can e-mail you personally but I don't have you e-mail address. or you can call me if that's alright, my name is Amy and my number is 922-1221. Hope to hear from you.