Open Court HELP!!!

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the new Open Court reading
    program? I am piloting it this year, as my school is
    considering a new reading program. We have used Open Court
    for years.
    I am finding the new OC extremely accelerated- we were
    blending words in October. I have introduced about 3
    letters a week, and my third vowel sound. I am finding the
    decodable books hard for typical kinders- they are expected
    to read fluently- sounding and blending- some of my
    students just aren't ready yet. Others came in reading- so
    it's OK. This is the program that first grade taught about
    5-7 years ago. Any thoughts??