I have decided not to combine 2 chapters per day. It feels too rushed and does not accomplish the goal of contemplative thought or discussion.
I believe in these Kindergarten years, we are setting up the imagination for future narration and composition.
This chapter is excellent!
Do we underestimate our children? Charlotte Mason believed teachers often had a tendency to underestimate children. I can remember a time I underestimated my third grader. His literature for that year was not challenging enough. Many years ago I learned to follow Charlotte's advice and use literature that was at a slighter higher level for my children.
Guidelines for the transition from oral to written: It is interesting to note that oral narrations continue with written narrations. The book says written narrations may be lengthy and "run on" but we can use this as the rough draft.
Side note: My own personal views on what has helped me in teaching composition has been to not rely so much on creative writing but more on essay writing in the upper grammar levels. Proper writing is becoming a lost "art" in most schools nowadays. I have taught/I am teaching my children to write in MLA format. Colleges are different than they were years ago, specific details are not the same as the were years ago. The CM method builds an excellent foundation for writing! But for us, in the later years, we use a writing curriculum:)
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