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I was so excited cause I finally got a copy of The well trained mind book from the library
I'm sorry but it takes away from letting people choose what there child should learn in my opinion. I have the english book from the same co and love it, in fact my dd will be starting it in a few weeks, but this book just wasn't 4 me!
I have the Well Trained Mind and I find it very inspiring HOWEVER I do not use any of their methods aisde from the way that they teach history. Doing it chronologically makes sense to me and so I do use Story of the World.
Other than that, I don't bother with it at all. Mind you, for homeschool support and curriculum advice the well trained mind boards are priceless and I frequent them often.
Oh dear what a shame. I've never read it but aparantly the way I have a 4 year history rotation is the same I think as with anything take out what you like...if anything and chuck the rest. hey at least it was a libary book, you didn't waste your money. Maybe you would prefere reading about CM? There are some simerlarities to clasical.
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I just got it cause alot of people recommended it! I guess I have decided that I am going to homeschool by picking and choosing here and there, this is my 1st yr. I am trying saxon math, first language lessons for the well trined mind, phonic is saxon also got a sight words series, science is books by evan morr, and doing geography with games, maps and library books!
The Well Trained Mind, is my home-school bible. I love it, because it really tells me what the author likes and doesn't like about different curriculum. I already have a bit of experience and a general feel for these things also, which is great. I like the lists of suggested school/learning books and so on. I like how it goes through each step telling you what THEY recommend to do. Generally following this books suggestions and recommendations worked well for us last year and I am going to do CLOSE TO everything it says this year. So, sue me. I like it. Everybody (obviously) likes different things. I am going to use an actual science textbook though, so I guess that is a difference, and a few other small differences.
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