Monday, November 10, 2014

Copywork as a Tool

My kids did copywork when they were younger. Then SWB published Writing With Ease and it was just part of the curriculum. Love that.

This year we are deep into Essentials. Guess what? They are copying charts. We aim for 2 a day. They are learning stuff. It's easy, it's painless, it's almost like they aren't really doing homework it's so simple. They just get the chart out, copy it down.

I had an epiphany. Why not do more of it? So, I printed off a chart converting common fractions/decimals/percentages. Because, you know, it is so helpful to just have those conversions available to you when you need them. Which, of course, is the joy of memory work- you own what you know. Pop the page into a page protector,throw some dry erase markers at the kids and you are ready to go.

Simple. Effective. Inexpensive. Love that.

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