EducationX2 Posted August 13, 2012 Share Posted August 13, 2012 If you start grammar anytime after 3rd grade or so, do you teach your children the simple things like what a noun and verb is before then? I had planned on doing grammar this coming year. But really... our year is sort of packed. It is my senior year, I'm taking 23-24 credits both semesters and finishing up my honors thesis, I'm hopefully presenting at a couple of research conferences, I'm applying for grad schools, we'll be preparing for a long distance move, getting ready for my graduation, DD has violin and 4 dance classes, plus homeschool P.E and maybe one more activity.... I can either add grammar, or Spanish. We're already doing French, so a second foreign language isn't really a *necessity* but.... DD really, really, REALLY wants to learn Spanish. I'm quite convinced that holding off a year on grammar won't be the death of her education. But seriously though. No one is going to ask her what a noun is right? :lol: Should I go wake her up and tell her right now to be sure that I've taught her? I'm pretty sure the shock of being woken up will cement the experience in her mind. "Oh I know what a noun is. This one time, Mommy woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me......" (Okay, I'm all over the place with this post. I should go to bed. I'm exhausted and rambling. My point was- I think I'm going to wait on formal grammar. Should I teach DD the concepts like nouns, verbs, etc. or is it okay to wait another year, when she'll be somewhere in between 2nd and 3rd grade. What have you done? If she should know them now, I'm concerned that they won't get taught without a curriculum, I'm just a little disorganized. If you couldn't tell. :D) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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