Sherri, The reason that CHC is no longer using the "blue book" is that the workbooks have gone out of print. I will be starting child #8 in Kindrgarten this year, and too am disappointed to have to learn a new curriculum after using the old one for so many years. But I will tell you that Carry Post has done an excellent job in writing the new phonics blueprint, and the new material does look very good. I had a lengthy discussion with Carry about it several months ago, and she was excited about the new material. It many ways it all fits together nicely because the workbooks are made by the same publisher as the techer's manuel. Hope this helps!
> We are about to start Kindergarten with our middle child and noticed that the blue phonics book and the T.E. from Covenant Home are no longer included in the curriculum. Anyone know why this was taken out? I thought that it was what made Covenant's phonics program much stronger than other methods out there.