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Mary in GA

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  1. I see this is a really old thread, but I wanted to express my appreciation for the posters here who discussed parts-to-whole vs. whole-to-parts learning. I particularly identified with Spy Car's posts. I was a long time in realizing I appreciate seeing the big picture so I can decide how the parts fit into the whole. My sister is always calling me with new recipes, and she begins by telling me the ingredients list. I have to stop her and ask what we are making. She tells me, goes on with the ingredients, and I can now understand how they affect the recipe. I have reworked entire curricula, extracting the main ideas throughout, so I could see where we were supposed to be going through the program. I do understand that sometimes you have to develop a skill set before you can make any sense out of a big picture. I have always had trouble teaching writing. In school, writing came pretty naturally to me. As a parent, I have not been able to properly articulate what I was thinking during my writing process when instructing my kids. I have struggled to find a writing curriculum that my kids could learn and that I could teach. I have been using Rod and Staff for grammar and a ridiculous number of partial writing curricula for composition. My favorite writing curriculum so far has been Classical writing, but I always felt it was too slow to correlate and integrate the excellent skills taught into the more expected modern essay format. I found this thread after Googling various MCT books. After looking at the sample pages on the website and reading the opinions expressed here, I have decided to order. My dd is a rising 8th grader. I plan to order the level six package with the exception of the writing component. I will be ordering Essay Voyage since that is where I believe we need to begin with composition. Thank you all, Mary in GA Ds 25 Dd 19 Dd 13

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  4. Hi Michelle,

    I was just looking back at the college list on the College Board and noticed that you have a ds at Georgia Tech too. Would you share his major and how he likes it there? My ds is a junior (I think). He has a co-op job, and he says he has never studied so much in his life! Thanks.


    Mary in GA

  5. I'm glad you got a warm fuzzy! CLE is working very well for us, and your posts really did become a deciding factor in our switch from R&S. I appreciated the help!



  6. Mary,


    You made my day! "I took Michelle's recommendation and went with CLE." :) I'm glad to know that I helped and that CLE LA is working well for your family.




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