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    Greetings,

    We have been using T4L for about 3 weeks now. I've notice that the content in some areas are very short. I'm a bit worried about my children not really grasping the whole concept. I know this sounds crazy but it just doesn't seem repetitive enough. They learn a concept and then immediately they are tested. Well when they take the test, they remember what they just learned but it really isn't retained. This of course isn't true for all concepts but I've noticed it on a few of them.

    I decided we should start taking notes on each new concept they are learning. I'm hoping that may help retention.

    We plan on using T4L for the next year (before deciding anything). I'm just wondering if the concepts will continue to be so quickly taught, meaning, just a few learning areas and then the test.

    I have one child in the younger section and one in the middle section, just in case that makes any difference.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

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    If you feel it is proceeding too quickly for your student, be sure you are using the printable worksheets that go along with many of the lessons and consider using some of the optional suggested reading. Some students feel it moves too quickly and others complain about repetition, so it is a matter of what your own student needs.

    My own kids have used Time4Learning as their core curriculum for years.

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    Things are going better. I do have the note keeping going (not on everything though), I too believe if you write it down it is retained better. That is true, everyone will learn at their own speed. That is the great thing about homeschooling, it's catered to the individual child. I am on their Portfolio every day and am checking their grades (percentages) on everything they do. I'm sure when testing time comes around next year we will be doing a lot of reviewing. I think I may just have them do each test again and re-do anything that has a lower score. I think I'm going to start a new thread about any supplements that anyone is using. I'm hoping a get a lot of replies as I still worry about covering all the bases.

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    Hi Schoollife,

    I've graduated my daughter from our homeschool high school, and my son graduates very soon. I don't remember a time when I didn't "worry about covering all the bases". So I'm with you there! I think a lot of us are....especially when we're new to homeschooling. But a part of me realizes that will never happen. Life is Learning, Learning is Life. I feel if we instill a love of reading and learning, and then develop and build on their strengths, then we've succeeded.
    Janet
    enjoying homeschooling and learning with my kids, using T4L and T4W
    blogging our homeschool experiences at The Learning Hourglass


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