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Intro to Composition for the win!

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    Intro to Composition for the win!

    So, we're a year ahead of the SC curriculum in reading. We're doing SC 4, but using grade 3 literature with Intro to Composition for writing.

    My son hates this book. Like, hides it kind of hate. But, mean old mom that I am, I keep plugging away at it.

    Well, we're on Lesson 17 of Intro to Comp (and honestly we've only done 8 of the lessons...you know....missing book and all). Today, I asked him to read the assigned section of text to himself while I worked with another kid. Afterwards, we answered the three questions together and I wrote the answers. He then grabbed the book as if to put it away (aka hide it). I stopped him and said we still needed to write the summary paragraph. He tantrumed, tried to break the mechanical pencil, etc. He never left the table, though. He then insisted he could do it himself. I could hear Pudewa in my head, "You can never help a child too much. They'll tell you when they can do it". I slowly backed away and let him do it.

    This is what I got. I was floored. Aside from two (TWO!! ) spelling errors that needed correction and starting a sentence with a capital, it was perfect. Perfect folks. He added a few details to the outline and made it his own.

    Hallelujah!
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    Married to DH for 14 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

    DS11- Simply Classical 5/6
    DD9- Simply Classical 5/6 (neurotypical, but schooling with big brother to save mom's sanity)
    DD 6- Classic Core First Grade

    We've completed:
    Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
    Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

    #2
    Bravo to him! Well done.
    Festina lentē,
    Jessica P

    SY2019-2020 · 8th MP Year
    @ Home, HLN, & MPOA
    S · 10th, MPOA Henle 3
    D · 8th
    D · 5th
    S · 2nd

    Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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      #3
      Hooray! I do not think I've seen a writing sample from him since SC Writing Book One.

      Tremendous growth. Good work!

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        #4
        That is awesome Michelle! So exciting.
        Susan

        2018-2019
        A (10) - Barton, R&S math 3, SC 3
        C (9) - Barton, R&S math 2, SC 3
        G (5) - Simply Classical C

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          #5
          Love it! If my Guy brought this home I’d cry. Amazing. Well done!
          Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
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          “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
          ~Pope St John Paul II

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