Topic | You Can Teach Your Child Successfully…..More Mother Culture

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  • greenebalts
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    I just started reviewing sections of this book by Dr. Ruth Beechick.  I’ve always been a fan of Dr. Beechick, who is commonly referred to as incorporating Charlotte’s methods.  What are you thoughts on this?

     

    I posted some thoughts here regarding teaching reading….

     

    http://reflectionsfromdrywoodcreek.blogspot.com/2014/02/you-can-teach-your-child-successfully.html

    curlywhirly
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    This book was my first i ntroduction to CM type methods 15 or so years ago. It encouraged me at a time when I was very frustrated and struggling home educating my older sons. I still have it on my shelf and will refer to it when my little kids reach that age. For the younger set, Beechicks 3Rs booklet is also very very helpful.

    TailorMade
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    I’ve been a Beechick fan for almost two decades!  I could’ve written crulywhirly’s post!  I tell new moms with young children about her 3Rs book quite often. 

    I have a friend who never uses the phone book, just her phone to find info.  She was astounded by the fact that I’m still using a phone book, but suggested that it’s our age difference (I’m five years older.)  Maybe there was a point when this quit being taught in public school…..along with so many other things.  It happens to be one of the ways I teach the kids how to alphabetize, or at least how to check their understanding of it.  Using the dictionary and encyclopedias are another way to teach this….are these skills taught in schools anymore? 

    Sometimes, when I think of all the things that aren’t being taught anymore, it causes me to wonder just what skills are being taught?  If Beechicks books were used as a teacher reference book, skills could be taught simply and inexpensively.  They’d be a good investment of tax payer $, IF they were actually used by classroom teachers. 

    bethanna
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    This Beechick book is on my to-buy list for the up-coming school year. I have several of her books & refer to the 3Rs often – for ideas & for reassurance! I also think Beechick goes well with CM.

    pangit
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    Just FYI, bookfinder.com has several copies of this book for under $4.

    cherylramirez
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    @TailorMade: Agreeing with you about wondering what is taught in schools these days.  The nearby elementary school practically requires students to have a tablet…there are iPads availables in the classrooms for those that don’t have them.  I am guessing there isn’t much encyclopedia or phone book use at that school!!

    greenebalts
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    I’ve just read and outlined the section on writing in You Can Teach Your Child Successfully in a new blog post if anyone is interested.

     

    http://reflectionsfromdrywoodcreek.blogspot.com/2014/02/you-can-teach-your-child-successfully_8.html

     

    While writing the post, I was referencing Charlotte’s views on composition in the Six Volume set.  With book sales and conventions right around the corner, I think this is a good time to review some of the basics.  I feel like I’m getting my head on straight so as not to be persuaded into new workbooks and glossy covers 😉

    I’ve just read and outlined the section on writing in You Can Teach Your Child Successfully in a new blog post if anyone is interested.

     

    Well I was hoping to read on your blog post all the specifics I need to have a happy home with the best writing imaginable…but perhaps my expectations were unrealistic?? lol  OK, so I’m going to grab my copy of YCTYCS off the shelf and get reading (again). 

    bethanna
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    Can’t wait to order my copy!

    greenebalts
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    LOL, Mysterious Lady in Pink.  If it helps any, I think Chapters 5 & 6 give a good picture of the method.  Especially in combination with those mentioned sections from Charlotte’s writings.  If you have An Easy Start to Language, that list in the beginning pages rocks!

     

    I better run, I just came out to shut the computer down.  I have a sick baby :((

    Paula Spicer
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    I just finished reading the one A Biblical Home Education, I couldn’t put it down.  It is on my to buy list (I checked it out first at the library).  Great and I would recommend it to anyone who uses the Bible in their home learning.

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