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  • KF2000
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    Originally posted by sarahandrew View Post
    Thanks Ladies,

    That makes me confident to order the things I need to do Level B with Elissa, knowing I’m not going to make things difficult later on and even have the option of SC1 then MP1. We really do have such a lovely time together, and being 3rd of 4 kids, it’s nice to have this to do together...just the two of us!
    I remember those days...*sigh*

    So sweet.

    AMDG,
    Sarah

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  • sarahandrew
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    Thanks Ladies,

    That makes me confident to order the things I need to do Level B with Elissa, knowing I’m not going to make things difficult later on and even have the option of SC1 then MP1. We really do have such a lovely time together, and being 3rd of 4 kids, it’s nice to have this to do together...just the two of us!

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  • Michelle T
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    Just mentioning that K does not include Alphabet Books. Those are in the Jr. K level so would not be a repeat for K. I would also say that the Junior K level is a mild 2 day program that could be spread over the week though. It typically takes a couple hours to complete and is really to prepare for K.

    Blessings,
    Michelle T

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  • Colomama
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    My youngest has 10 weeks left in SCC. I faced your same dilemma. I decided to move to SC1 next year, then move to traditional first grade. I think all of the hands on goodness and scheduled extras would be a fun final hoorah through these precious young MP years.

    If you do traditional k you will not only repeat FSR A, but also the numbers and alphabet books too. And that animal coloring book maybe too. That was too much repeat for me, thus why we will do SC1 (and we had it from the oldest). And if we move quickly through it, we have a built in summer review schedule with simply classical.

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  • Anita
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    Originally posted by sarahandrew View Post
    I started my 2yo on MP Preschool program soon after she turned 2...we are nearly finished and she is well and truly ready for the next thing. She is very articulate and her fine motor skills and attention for detail are amazing.

    I have done Level B with my son and am doing Level C with him now. I had planned to do Level B for Elissa when she is 3, Level C when she is 4, then start K when she is 5, as I have paid heed to what many of you experienced mums have said about keeping kids at age level!

    But then I looked at K package and saw that there’s a good deal of crossover with Level C.

    What would you recommend? Jnr K then K at 4 or just repeat some things we do in K after doing B and C?
    A short and quick, bullet-point answer:

    1) So sweet and lovely that you have a little scholar on your hands. My 2 yo loves auditing our classes, too. She even has her own desk with crayons and books. Such a sweet (and crazy, interrupted) time.

    2) Having said that: Don’t tinker with her too much. This is the age of sensory discovery and learning through play. Her best education is going to be playing in the mud, coloring, playing make-believe with dolls, learning and singing the songs “every child should know”, learning Mother Goose nursery rhymes, taking lots of long family walks, helping in the kitchen, learning to sweep the floor and tidy up, examining leaves and caterpillars, planting seeds, watering flowers, napping with you, and spending lots of time being read to. You could just purchase or borrow the read alouds from each level you want to conquer and work through them whilst letting her just “be a child” with healthy daily diversion.

    3) If you do decide she needs something more formal, Levels B and C are fantastic prep for MPK. Meaty but not too taxing. I loved Level B; Level C made me nuts (in all frankness). It was my first year with SC/MP and my son was functionally non verbal. It was brutal. Lots of enrichment; lots of tangential study that he couldn’t complete. Level 1 was actually easier for us than Level C. But if I had the chance to do it again with my younger daughter next year, for example, we’d probably sail along fine. It just depends on your student and your POV.

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  • sarahandrew
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    Thanks Christine, sounds like it’ll work out after all...time to put in my order!

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  • howiecram
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    Originally posted by sarahandrew View Post
    I started my 2yo on MP Preschool program soon after she turned 2...we are nearly finished and she is well and truly ready for the next thing. She is very articulate and her fine motor skills and attention for detail are amazing.

    I have done Level B with my son and am doing Level C with him now. I had planned to do Level B for Elissa when she is 3, Level C when she is 4, then start K when she is 5, as I have paid heed to what many of you experienced mums have said about keeping kids at age level!

    But then I looked at K package and saw that there’s a good deal of crossover with Level C.

    What would you recommend? Jnr K then K at 4 or just repeat some things we do in K after doing B and C?
    I have done all those levels! There really is not that much cross over from Level C. However, the books are nearly the same for Jr. k and SC-C, so you would only need a new curriculum guide for Jr. k + Hailstones & Halibut... orrr, in SC-C skip the animal coloring book/ reader, Numbers Books and don’t do FSRA. The Alphabet Books continue, so not doing FSR A is fine! I will say I did SC-C with my 5 year old son, then thought I would do SC-c with my 4 year old the following year. I preferred the Jr. K for her and because she was/is the 3rd child, the Jr. K schedule was better for us. I LOVE SC-C. I think it is one of my favorites though!

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  • sarahandrew
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    What to do for my nearly 3yo

    I started my 2yo on MP Preschool program soon after she turned 2...we are nearly finished and she is well and truly ready for the next thing. She is very articulate and her fine motor skills and attention for detail are amazing.

    I have done Level B with my son and am doing Level C with him now. I had planned to do Level B for Elissa when she is 3, Level C when she is 4, then start K when she is 5, as I have paid heed to what many of you experienced mums have said about keeping kids at age level!

    But then I looked at K package and saw that there’s a good deal of crossover with Level C.

    What would you recommend? Jnr K then K at 4 or just repeat some things we do in K after doing B and C?
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