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  1. Hi, Thank you for your reply. Please do let me know if you’d be willing to sell a copy of Treasured Conversations as a one off sale. I really would be interested, I’ve read such wonderful things about it. I’m assuming it’s a PDF download. xxx
  2. Thanks for the replies everyone. I’ll relax now. Xx
  3. Anyone? I keep hearing so many wonderful things about it. I’d love to get a copy for myself. xx
  4. Thanks for all the messages. I actually skipped a few weeks ahead to the end of WWE 3. It was becoming very tiresome. Nothing exciting or new you know, just the same pattern....don’t get me wrong it’s been great at training his memory and attention to detail in copywork and ‘hearing’ the correct grammar punctuation in dictations, but we’re (maybe more me) bored now. We’re definitely going to look at Killgallon and maybe W&R. I keep hearing about treasured conversations but I don’t seem to be able to get hold of it, which is a real shame.
  5. Hi all, any tips on how to get my 9 year old to stop writing as though he’s speaking? We’re using FLL 3 and WWE 3. He’s exposed to lots of great literature and does enjoy writing but mainly in an informal way. When he’s asked to answer a question in writing it ends up feeling quite informal and he uses words that really aren’t appropriate when writing formally. Thanks x
  6. I’m so glad I posted his work. Thank you all so much for you replies. This really puts my mind at ease.
  7. Great, thank you. I definitely intend on finishing WWE3. We’re only on week 13 of WWE3 so I’ll either combine it with Killgallon sentence composing or W&R. He’s independently writing his own stories now so I really feel like he’d benefit from some guidance on sentence composing and paragraphs. Xx
  8. I keep reading about W&R, did you go straight into it after WWE3? I’ll definitely have a look at it. X
  9. Really?! Do you think?! I’ve been so worried as WWE is really a trust the process program and at times I’ve found that hard. He doesn’t seem to mind the corrections but now you say it, maybe I’ll just do as you said and make a mental note. Thanks for your reply. Xx
  10. Hope it goes well 😊. I think I’ll probably end up buying it. Do you think I should wait until we finish WWE3 or is it something that we could do along side WWE?
  11. Oh that’s good to know, have you found Killgallon helpful?
  12. Thank you, I’ll have a look at it. X
  13. Hi, my son is 8.5yrs old (3rd Grade). He’s been independently writing a story over the past few days but I have no idea as to whether this is acceptable for his age. I think it’s great but I’m his mother. There are spelling and grammar mistakes but what do you think? Sometimes he’s written ‘my’ for ‘me’ but I think this was down to him rushing to get his thoughts out. He’s written about 5 pages so far There are no paragraphs as I haven’t taught that yet. He’s WWE 3 and FLL3. Sorry the pictures aren’t the best quality.
  14. Hi, my 8.5 year old (3rd grader) is currently on work 13 of WWE 3. I’m starting to think ahead as to what he should do next. I know there is WWE 4 but I read that this isn’t necessary, but he’s no where near ready for WWS either. Is WWE4 worth it? If im honest I’m a bit sick of WWE now, it’s a little dry and I’d like him to be taught how to write proper sentences. I can see he has learnt a lot already but I was looking at Killgallon’s Sentence Composing For Elementary School and considering this. Thoughts? I also noticed that they have a book on paragraph writing as well and a few other books relevant to the elementary years. Does anyone have any experience with these? He’s just started to write creatively in his spare time so maybe something that would encourage this. If never pushed creative writing for fear of putting him off but he’s enjoying it so far, just doing his own thing.
  15. My 8 year old son is on week 10 of WWE 2, he never complains about doing it, he loves the story passages, answers the narration questions quite well and is starting to get the hang of summarising in a few sentences. However, I do find that this is the only time he will put pencil to paper. The only time he will write something is when we're doing our science note booking, and even then its one sentence and it just seems really laboursome for him, like he really has no interest in writing his thoughts down. Where we live, school aged children are learning how to organise paragraphs and, if they are writing non-fiction, use headings. When they are writing stories, they're learning to use settings, characters and plots. Children his age are expected to use what they know about grammar in their writing and to read through what they have written, to find ways to improve it. This seems so far away from where my son is. Getting him to write a couple of sentences is hard enough never mind a paragraph! He does sometimes struggle with the longer dictations that we've just started and I don't want writing composition to become something that he really hates, I can already see that its not something he's interested in. Should I switch to something more traditional, maybe given the opportunity he'd write more if it wasn't so prescriptive.....thoughts please.... TIA
  16. Hi, we're planning to start SOTW this summer, volume 1 the ancients, so I know we'll cover some geography in that. Do you think Simply Charlotte Masons 'Visits To' series is enough geography for my 6.5 yr old? He's pretty good at geography already and can name many countries on the map. Is there anything else that may offer a more technical viewpoint on geography rather than the social/cultural aspects that the Visits To series covers?
  17. Thanks everyone for your replies. So now I'm thinking AAS may still be in be running! Phonetic zoo sounds perfect for him when he gets a bit older. Has anyone use PP as their main spelling programme. It has the directions in the back of the book. X
  18. My 6 yr old is steadily working his way through phonics pathways and I'm now thinking about a spelling programme. Obviously. PP does include some spelling but I'm just wondering about other programmes. My son is very easily distracted by too many moving parts and needs lots of practice before it clicks. He's also an auditory learner. Any recommendations.... I was going to buy AAS but having since realised that he doesn't do well with too many different teaching strategies or moving parts, it may not be a good fit for him. Xx
  19. I'm thinking of switching math curriculums from RS A 2nd Ed to Math Mammoth. My son seems to zone out when I 'teaching him' and all the different strategies and manipulatives are too distracting for him at this stage. And I also feel he would benefit more from a mastery approach rather than spiral. I keep reading that math mammoths style is different to other math curriculums but I'm now sure what is being referred to here? Any ideas/experience? Xxx
  20. Im working my way through RS 2nd Edition Level A with my 6 year old. We're on lesson 48 of 132 and doing 4 lessons a week. He's getting most of it and we're aiming to be finished by August this year. But, I just read that level B covers most of level A so now I'm worried that we will have wasted this year and have to spend a lot of time just reviewing in level B. Am I right to be slightly annoyed that this was not pointed out on the RS website? At least I don't think it was 🤔 I feel like I may have put him a year behind, that he'll be doing 1st grade maths in 2nd grade. He's not an accelerated student by any means but he's not behind in his development either. Should I buy level B and just jump into wherever I think he can handle it or should I aim for more lessons in a week or just keep plodding on. Also I keep reading about other moms doing lots of maths facts drills - RS doesn't have any of this, how best could I supplement this....or is the warm up considered as math facts drill? I've been considering the light blue math mammoth. Thoughts? TIA.
  21. Thank you so much for all those suggestion. I will definitely try them and let you know how we get on. Xx
  22. My 6 yr old son is working his way through Phonics Pathways and it has been going well. However we seem to have a hit a wall as he's really struggling to remember the diagraphs 'ch, tch, sh, sk and th'. I've been over that whole section twice over 2 weeks but it's just not sticking. He tends to guess a lot too. It's funny as he seems to remember much better if the diagraph is in the middle of the word, for example 'duchy' but if it's at the beginning or end he gets really confused maybe 80% of the time. What can I do to help him? Is this indicative of anything. TIA XXX
  23. Hi, does anyone know if there is an Abeka cursive font available for download so I can make some of my own worksheets? My nearly 5yr old is really enjoying the Abeka Writing With Phonics cursive books and wants to do several pages at a time, but I feel he needs some more practice before moving so quickly through the book. Thanks xx
  24. I've managed to find the Abeka handwriting workbooks on the ChristianBook website thanks to Jess, with much more reasonable shipping. I'm looking at the witting with phonics cursive workbooks as we're going through phonics pathways so it matches up nicely. Do I need the writing tablets as well, or is that a separate writing programme? Xx
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