I'm especially opposed to the FOUR language arts books (grammar, spelling, phonics, and a practice book that combines grammar, spelling, phonics and comprehension). Don't all the gurus in the field preach against using worksheets and workbooks? Shouldn't the children be learning to read by actually reading, instead of doing seatwork? I hate feeling like I have to use these books just because the school paid for them. And every time I don't do a page that goes with the day's lessons, I feel so guilty for wasting paper. Ugh.