I adjusted the writing in ECC according to my children and their needs.4littlehearts wrote:I have a future 3rd and 6th grader. How much writing is actually involved in the program, and what kind of writing is it, report writing, summaries, written narrations, copywork (excluding Writing strands, PLL, ILL or any other writing not included in the basic package)?
- For bible there is weekly copywork and dictation, 7YO took his time with this and sometimes only did part of it at first. He was doing it all by the end of the year.
- Hero Tales I did Narrations.
- We did nature walks and the kiddos drew a picture and wrote about it. Sometime a poem sometimes describing their setting or about their day. If not a nature walk maybe a journal page. This for us was an opportunity for lots of descriptive and creative writing, sometimes 7YO would dictate to me and I would write for him.
- There is letter writing on Fridays. Sometimes we did sometimes we didn't. But they at least learned how to write a letter, addressing it etc. We are actually doing that more this year than last.
- We Labeled maps. I often used a label maker for my 7YO.
- You can do country reports if you like with older ones. My 9YO copied some country facts. We did more oral work with 7YO. At the end of the year I had them choose one country and make a lapbook for a final report.
I use the TM as a facilitator rather than my boss and try to be as flexible as possible. It makes for a more relaxed Mommy and less frustrated students. MFW makes this easy to do.