SCM curriculum

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  • Mrs_Longworth
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    Quick question: I am exclusively using SCM products, and have been for several years. So far I have not come upon the basics of letter/note writing. Will this be covered in the SCM curriculum at some point? Thank you.

    Tamara Bell
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    Hello Mrs_Longworth,

    At this time, we do not teach how to write letters within our resources.  In Spelling Wisdom, children will see notes/letters written.

    This is a skill that we believe can easily and quickly be taught at home through sending thank you notes for gifts, letters to friends and family, etc.

    Mrs_Longworth
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    I agree that I can easily teach it without a manual. I do wonder though, if there is something like letter writing, not included in SCM, that I am forgetting. For instance, I suddenly realized that my son, at 10, did not know all the months of the year in order. So I purchased a wall calendar set that teaches everything concerning calendar and weather. Which took care of that problem. But as a 10-year-old, it is very embarrassing to find that you don’t know something that most others of your age know. I grew up homeschooled using BJU. While I prefer the CM method over BJU, BJU was extremely comprehensive. Is there a general scope and sequence that other “SCMers” use to make sure subjects aren’t being omitted?

    CrystalN
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    It is so hard to trust ourselves to cover everything if it isn’t laid out for us in a “do this next” format.  I second guess myself all of the time.  Don’t tell anyone but my kids couldn’t tie their shoes till well after their peers.  You could print out the table of contents for a BJU English book (or any other textbook, the TOC is almost always part of a sample) and use it to make sure you touched on everything.  You dont need a formal lesson to teach those basic things.

    Tamara Bell
    Moderator

    Hi Mrs Longworth.

    We do not currently have a detailed scope and sequence like you mentioned.  I’ve often seen topics like measurements of time (months, days of the week, etc) included in math books, including ours.

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