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  3. Disclaimer-ish Greeting: Welcome to the grand pooh-bah of link lists! :thumbup1: I decided to post a list of educational programs for children that are currently available on YouTube (and a few bonus links to content available on other sites) as of 2/4/2014. Most of these were verified as working between 1/20/2014-2/4/2014. I cannot guarantee that these will always work or remain active. Some may be removed due to copyright violations, or due to the original posters removing the content from their channels. I tried to select programs that are currently unavailable through other so
  4. I was wondering for those that use classical education and use any of the Orton/Spalding Spelling programs. I find myself learning more about Grammar Stage, and how easier is memorization for young children, and how logic, and a more analytical approach is best employed in 5th grade or so, depending on the child. Then I come to ask the wisdom from all of you that have used Spalding methods of spelling and agree with the classical aproach, I have used SWR and have read most of the other ones. Is the marking of the words a form of analylsis of the word, it is to me almost like a diag
  5. ... after a winter/spring of keeping things floating along here, I'm coming up for air and lining our ducks up so we're strong for 4th grade this fall. A. is a reluctant writer, currently perfectly capable of writing a few cursive sentences and working with WWE3 and Classical Writing (we type the CW). We have not been doing written summaries for history, just oral. I'd like to move him to writing at the WTM-suggested end-of-third-grade-goal of summaries that "resemble one- or two-paragraph compositions". Here's my imagined progression of skills. 1. I write his summaries, then d
  6. We tried the Critical Thinking Skills workbooks for K level but didn't care for them much. They felt much more like standardized test prep than like beginning logic skills and there were few things in any of the books that challenged DD at all. My daughter does love workbooks, though, so I'm wondering if there are better options out there. Has anyone tried both CTC and the Lollipop Logic series and could tell me how they compare? Or have other suggestions? I would also love suggestions for games. I'm looking at about a 5 year old level with a fairly short attention span (more than 15-20 mi
  7. Is the Classical Conversations memory work (specifically Foundations program) enough for grammar stage kids? I have been going back and forth on this issue for quite some time and need some help being 100% convinced. Yes, I want proof, so to speak. Is it truly effective to have them just memorize all of this information, without much context or additional info? Many people say that if you do CC you don't need to do anything else. Others add in some additional language arts, math, and maybe science. As of right now, instead of CC, I am prepared to use a full Language Arts program
  8. My 4yo DS (turning 5 in November) will be attending a Montessori preschool 5 half-days a week in the fall. I'm planning to let the school handle reading and math progression (except playing RS Math Card Games and doing some AAS), but I'd like to afterschool history, art/music, and science. I pretty much have a good idea of what I want to do with history (SotW) and art (Drawing with Children), but I'm having trouble with planning something for science. I very much like the idea of following WTM's science progression and studying biology, anatomy, and botany this year, but it feels like the
  9. I just noticed that Ruth (aka-lewelma) has a third grader (yes, just noticed) and I know she uses documentaries for her history: Button will be in third grade next year, and I would be so so happy to move toward a Ruth-like history of reading, maps, documentaries, and writing assignments as they come from our writing program (IEW). Do y'all have ideas of good history documentaries for children this young? Button is esp. sensitive, though growing out of it -- his father or I would watch these with him. If they wouldn't traumatize the preschooler either, that's extra credit! Please d
  10. this single area is where i decided to walk away from TWTM 9 yrs ago. i followed TWTM as scheduled, using FLL with our then 1st grader. while reading skills flew through the roof, grammar was not grasped-over summer break, all was forgotten. it was then i stumbled on those from the "school of delayed formal grammar.":001_huh: i was just reading the 2nd ed. of TWTM and cannot understand why SWB insists on formal grammar from 1st grade on up, repeating and reviewing each year. this just doesn't make sense. when i read ruth beechick's opinion on this subject, she makes total sense. bu
  11. We have yet to do any type of foreign language (and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how to "fit" it in). Next year we will be doing Classical Conversations, so we will at the very least start doing the Latin memory work, but without any context behind it. I wasn't planning on starting a full on Latin next year, but am starting to re-think this plan after spending time on this board. (this is happening quite frequently it seems with many of my curriculum choices after being here LOL) So, my question, how important is it to start a foreign language (and is Latin the number o
  12. Ok, because I don't understand... what is the big deal about grammar kids learning to memorize so many things? I mean... what is the purpose? I KNOW that kids love to memorize things.. poems, scriptures, nursery rhymes, etc... but even if they like to do it, what is the reason for making sure that they do? This subject has come up often with other homeschoolers {especially more relaxed or unschoolers} who think it's silly of me to require memorization for young children. I see the benefits of memory work that i have done as a kid but I was wondering if there was some long term educational be
  13. I posted a version of this message to the K-8 board, but then realized it might be more appropriate here, since I got a lot of responses about it being too advanced, and I'm not sure it completely applies to my 5.5 year-old first grader who has been reading/writing since she was 3. I did Apologia Astronomy this past semester with my second grader and we loved it. Science is her favorite subject so she was just eating it up. I had planned to follow TWTM order and go with chemistry next, but thanks to the forum, I just learned that Apologia will be releasing Chemistry/Physics in 2011, so I'v
  14. Per TWTM, we're on course to do chemistry in the fall, and my daughter is very into science, so I think all the more reason to study a new area (we've done life, earth, and astronomy). I've done some research here and elsewhere, so I've narrowed down our choices to these: Elemental Science The Elements Classic Science Elementary Chemistry Real Science Odyssey Chemistry Christian Kids Explore Chemistry The first one seems more classically oriented, which reminds me of Apologia (we just did their astronomy and loved it), but I'm drawn to the whimsicalness and creativity of the 2nd a
  15. I did Apologia Astronomy this past semester with my second grader and we loved it. Science is her favorite subject so she was just eating it up. I had planned to follow TWTM order and go with chemistry next, but thanks to the forum, I just learned that Apologia will be releasing Chemistry/Physics in 2011, so I've decided to hold off until then. My kindergartener tuned in and out of our astronomy sessions, so I know it can at least partially hold her interest, and hopefully moreso in a few months when we start a "soft" first grade (she's only 5 1/2, but she's been reading/writing for severa
  16. If you could have a "do over" for your kids in science, what would you do differently.....AND ......What curriculums would you use to prepare your kids for high school science? Just wondering this morning.....I have two students that are presently in high school and we are moving them toward graduation..... However, I have two more coming along and I am thinking about praying about their paths this morning. We used WTM, LLB, and Rainbow science with the first two to prepare them for high school science. Hmmm......we had fun and they were prepared. But it was a lot of work for mo
  17. what program would you choose? My kids have not managed to master anything in math beyond basic addition and subtraction. They can do higher level math, but it takes them longer than it should and I still sometimes see them counting on their fingers. So I want to backtrack and find a program that works toward mastery before moving on to the next thing. I have Right Start level C (we're working through the transition lessons currently) but I'm having a hard time teaching some of the concepts (like mental math) and don't know whether this curriculum is going to work for us over the long haul
  18. -Multi-level: acceptable for 4th grader, but adaptable for special needs/preKer -Old earth -creation & adaptation / or evolution (I can ad lib!) -Prefer secular over Christian, but see above -Lots of reading lists, sources for read alouds -scientist bios as well as experiments -has a kit with everything I'll need already in it. I am willing to consider any topic, but son is leaning toward something with experiments (he's been watching too much Time Warp, methinks!) This is for all boys. They won't enjoy drying/pressing flowers or journaling. They want to "chuck b
  19. One without an older sibling. So, there's no history/science/music/art "by absorption", or "when they feel like sitting in." I want to simplify for next year, before I purchase much. But, everything is so worthwhile. Even Ambleside has a lot to it, by the time you do foreign language, picture study, hymn study, folk song study, classical music study, etc...... I have SOTW 1 + AG and it looks like fun. So does science. And art. And music. And Spanish. etc. etc. etc. But, we just don't have time for all that. Plus grammar. Plus writing. Plus 2 math programs. Plus my youngest
  20. We are doing: MUS Alpha WWE workbook 1 FLL 1 SOTW (just reading, not the activities) We were doing The Reading Lesson but we've kind of taken a break from that and are just doing Bob Books and the like. I haven't really found a science program that I like, so we've just been doing nature study, planting things, catching and releasing bugs and lizards, etc. We sporadically do Artistic Pursuits (I need to do better at this), but she also does a variety of coloring, drawing, and weaving projects. We're kind of at a hectic time in our life right now and just doing the bare minimum,
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    First time posting, and I don't know what all of the acronyms mean, so I'll use the Queen's English like we try to teach our children :) Our 7-year old, 2nd grade daughter (does this make her dd7?) is not a great speller. She is the type that locks up when she doesn't know how to do something, and her poor spelling makes writing terrifying. For that reason we did the last quarter of WWE1 this fall to get her used to it before the dreaded dictation. Poor soul, she doesn't know what's coming next week. My question is how to do dictations with a poor speller. Should we tell her how
  22. Greetings:). I would really like to use SOTW with the AG for grades 1 all the way through 8. Has anyone been able to successfully use, for example, SOTW Vol. 1 with a 1st and 5th grader together? Does the AG offer enough ideas and literature suggestions for both levels? Or would I need to find another historical literature resource for the 5th grader? TIA! Marianne in TX
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