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  1. In TWTM, Susan Bauer talks about making sure your Latin program is parts to whole. The Latin for Children curriculum from Classical Academic Press has advertised on their website that they are "The Well Trained Mind" recommended, but I don't see Latin for Children as a Latin recommendation in TWTM book. Does anyone know if Latin for Children is parts to whole teaching? Also, Classical Academic Press says Latin for Children Primer A, 4th grade. Do you think this program will be too frustrating for your average 3rd grader? Thanks! Rachael Oren
  2. We opened a one day a week classical school this year. For some families, our program is purely supplemental and for other families, they jump onto the same curriculum we are doing at home, for one cohesive program. We are using SOTW and it's corresponding activity book in our lower grammar grades. We are back and forth on what to do with our 5th-8th grade group. The format of our school is not one in which we can follow TWTM book's logic stage history with library reads, notebooking, etc. We need a class format like SOTW. The whole school is on the same history cycle and will be doing Middle Ages. How can I use SOTW in class with the 5th-8th grade? Outside work is purely optional. But, what do we do in class specifically with each chapter that is not too "babyish."
  3. We have started a one day a week Classical school for homeschooling families. We are planning on using Story of the World in our grammar school this coming fall. How does copyright work for the student pages in the activity book? Does each student have to buy their own activity book? Or am I able to copy the applicable student pages for my class each week? Thanks so much, Rachael Oren
  4. What is the best history and writing curriculum to use with a combined class of 5th-8th graders that meets once a week for an entire school year. Our K-4th grade combined once a week history class simply goes through Story of the World and its activity book. Are there programs like this for logic stage? The library book type history learning as explained in TWTM won't work for this type of scenario/class. Any suggestions? And I'm not exactly sure how this forum thing works. Do I get notified somehow when people respond?
  5. I'm considering switching out of Saxon and into Math U See. After reading the new edition of TWTM and her emphasis on conceptual learning, I feel like in the area of place value (which almost all of math seems to hinge on), Saxon is really weak conceptually in how they teach it. My son is in 2nd grade and doing Saxon math 3. He is extremely bright when it comes to math so I never really worried about him conceptually, until I started reading more about it. He seems to be doing great with Saxon, but I'm just worried it's not enough conceptually. I know in TWTM it says Math U See is a good option but that you should supplement some. Does that mean on memorization of math facts? Or something else? I don't want to be constantly having to come up with extra stuff. My daughter started Saxon 1 this year and I think the jumping around from topic to topic is confusing to her. She is definitely going to need more of a Math U See manipulative based program. Any thoughts? I'm fairly at peace with my younger student switching out to Math U See, but am slightly panicked about switching my son who has only ever done Saxon. Because he has much more of a math, science, computer mind, I want to make sure I'm doing the best thing for him. You used to hear homeschool communities and many classical groups rave about Saxon, but now that tide seems to be turning. Also, comparing the two (Saxon and Math U See), it seems like Saxon covers way more and that Math U See is so quick and "easy" with not much to it. Compared to Saxon, I feel like we would missing A LOT of stuff using Math U See. Or is it just different across the whole curriculum?
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