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Articles in category: Grammar Stage (ages 4 to 11)

The Payoff is Coming!

My wife and I started homeschooling in earnest twenty years ago this month. Our fourth, and last, child graduated from Challenge IV in May. Classical Conversations didn’t come to our area until our oldest two children were already graduated; fortunately, they enjoyed a...
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No Habla Español

As I sat there repeating (less elegantly than the teacher) short phrases like “How are you?” and “My name is Tifany” in Spanish, a part of me felt truly inadequate. My intention in taking a Spanish class was to see how nine years of Classical Conversations Latin would...
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Why a Lead Learner Will Never Be a Fully-Rendered Panda

I don’t remember why we were talking about math curricula, but Julie, a friend of mine who home-educates her children, was clearly frustrated with solutions manuals and answer keys.   “They give you a few steps to get started, and then abruptly jump to the solution...
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The Penelope

Characters: Socrates, a famous philosopher Penelope, a home school mom Penelope: Socrates, I am pleased to meet you. I hear you know stuff. Can you tell me how someone becomes a Lead Learner? Socrates: Nice to meet you, Penelope. I don’t know much at all, so I am...
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What Can Potlucks Teach Us About Choosing Curriculum?

When my daughter was young, church potlucks marked the high point of her month. She eagerly anticipated these gatherings for the sheer number of choices, the novelty of getting to try dishes that didn’t normally appear on our table at home, and most of all, the allure...
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