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  1. Betty dickerson
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    I am considering CC for my 10yod and just read your post why you chose not to continue CC. I appreciate the info. I have 3 olders in high school, a to older, a father in law with early Alzheimer's living with us, and my husband travels 4-5 days a week. My 10yod has some dyslexia and we've had a lot of challenges. I've realized that I can't recreate the full and wonderful Charlotte Mason education I gave the 3 olders. My life is so much busier. I was wondering if CC would help us still teach all the subjects I love and keep us accountable? What are you doing now with your kids!

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    1. Julie
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      CC (a community) is helpful for accountability, but only, in my case, if you can stay on top of things. We would get behind the community and I would feel overwhelmed at being behind. We are now memorizing out of context and just looping the subjects for memory work on our drive-to-gymnastics days, as those are the days we do memory work in the car. I didn't have time to teach about the history sentence each week anyway. How do you study Ancient Egypt for one or two weeks, for instance? CC would leave us in the dust and I would be frustrated. So I don't have a definitive answer for you. Some love CC and some don't and some vacillate in the middle.

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  2. Nadene
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    Hi Julie, so lovely to find all these marvelous art links … I especially loved Crafty Crow’s paper doll ballerinas!
    And thanks for linking to my Morisot art appreciation lesson [smiles]!

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