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October 12th, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Does anyone participate? I just heard of them and have been looking at their website. It sounds really interesting.
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October 12th, 2012, 04:24 PM
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I don't, but two families at my church use it and say such great things about it.
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October 13th, 2012, 06:30 PM
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My best friend uses them. The songs are great, but we just don't want to pay that much, give up a whole Tuesday (what the schedule is here), or choose a single grade level for all subject matter. My kids are asynchronous learners. CC just isn't a good fit for us. Otherwise, I LOVE it!
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October 13th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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My best friend uses them. The songs are great, but we just don't want to pay that much, give up a whole Tuesday (what the schedule is here), or choose a single grade level for all subject matter. My kids are asynchronous learners. CC just isn't a good fit for us. Otherwise, I LOVE it!
Those are the EXACT reasons that it doesn't appeal to us either.
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October 13th, 2012, 07:54 PM
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I bought some of their stuff to use at home but that's the limit of it here.
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October 18th, 2012, 05:56 AM
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I received the catalog last week. I requested it because I was interested in the program too. After reading through the catalog I know it isn't a program for my kids, but they have some books and other homeschool items that I might purchase in the future.

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October 18th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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I'm very interested in trying it next fall. I hope it works out. So far I seem to get really excited about certain programs, and then when I try them they flop.

Here they have classes one day a week from 9-12, then it's a full day for older kids. If it works out I think it might be the best of both worlds. A chance for the kids to get a little classroom time, meet some other kids, and for me to get a short break.
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October 19th, 2012, 10:46 AM
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A good friend does cc and I have been to an info meeting. We thought about it but decided against it for this year anyhow. I am not sure my kids would like all the memory work they do. The getting up to speak in front of a glass would not work for my older one at all. She is very very shy and its hard for her to talk to other kids not being in front of a class.

I will say that you will not be getting a break. The parents have to attend the class with the child. You will have to participate just as much as they are. Then go home and study study. My friend said it really keeps her busy.

I just wasnt sure I could justify the cost and wasnt sure it would even work for my girls so did not do it this year.

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October 19th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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My friend did CC with her daughter at age 4. She really loved it as did her daughter. Just as an example of her homeschool stlye in general; she uses My Father's World as her daughter's curriculum; she started 1st grade at age 5 and they do 3 or 4 hours of homeschool a day now at age 6. My friend likes structured bookwork and her kid seems to do well learning that way.

I almost did it with Thea this year (she is 4), but finally decided not to yet. I may very well do so in the next year or two to try it. It is from 9-12 one day a week and the closest one to us is just over an hour away.
My friend was impressed at how much her daughter learned and retained through the memory work and music. I am little skeptical about that much focused schoolwork at this age. I was torn whether to try it yet or not. I thought Thea may thrive in that, or that it could be the wrong choice and take some of the fun and excitement of learning away.
What I really like is that CC would help me offer Thea a well-rounded academic experience. I believe they can present fine arts and Latin better than I can at home. Thea's dad to agree that it seems like a good program overall(we have looked over the website together). And since there are so few homeschooling families in our town and no co-op in the area, this would also get us together with others at least with-in a couple hours of us.
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October 19th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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How do you attend the class if you have kids in multiple age groups and younger ones at home? That seems odd. If that's the case we won't be able to do it.
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October 24th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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I have looked at it, I like some of the things they do, but like others have see the cost is the draw back.
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October 24th, 2012, 08:35 PM
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How do you attend the class if you have kids in multiple age groups and younger ones at home? That seems odd. If that's the case we won't be able to do it.
The ones in this area have parents take turns watching the youngers in a separate room/area each week. Kids attend their own classes on their own. It may be different with other groups. I don't know.
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