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    Timeline Program - how to schedule lessons

    Hi there! I have been posting on Facebook about the Timeline program. I now know the handbook lists the events for each grade. We are new users with our oldest entering into 4th grade next year. I purchased the 4th grade accelerated curriculum manual because he will take English Grammar Recitation II, First Form Latin, and Geography I. However, we won't be following it exactly because he will need to take Christian Studies I and Greek Myths. He'll also be doing a few literature studies from various grades. Our curriculum manual appears to schedule Timeline with the specific 4A classes in mind. How will I know when I should schedule certain lessons/events if our courses don't exactly match? It seems it should be self-explanatory.

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    If you ordered directly from MP, ask about digital lesson plans that might include only 3rd grade's timeline dates. Since you're doing CS I and GM, the dates will line up better with those. Sometimes timeline dates might be neatled in with individual plans like those, so ask if you already have it. It's cumulative, so next year you can just add the new ones that compound from CS II and FMOR. You *can* just teach the ones as they appear in 4A, learning all of last year's and your current year's dates. At a school in SC that uses MP, they have kids memorize all dates every year for 4 years. That was a little too ambitious for us. I think you'll appreciate the pairing that goes with Christian and Classical Studies best.
    Mama of 2, teacher of 3
    SY 22/23
    6A, teaching TFL & CC Chreia/Maxim w/ Elementary Greek Year One
    MP2

    Completed MPK, MP1, MP2, 3A, 4A, 5A
    SC B, SC C, SC1 (Phonics/Math)

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      #3
      Thank you so much! I think that is what I will do.

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        #4
        Hello.

        The Timeline program can stand alone if you aren't using it on our schedule. There are lots of weeks where we are just reviewing dates in the curriculum manual. You could introduce a new date on those weeks, or you could just wait to teach the timeline dates as you cover the time periods throughout the grammar school, even if they don't line up with our curriculum. We use this program over 3rd-7th grades, so it takes us that long to get through all 60 dates. But some people only use our timeline program and teach through it chronologically as a stand-alone program. In that case, it wouldn't take that long to get through it. But if you are using it as a supplement like we do, don't feel like you have to rush through it and catch up or cover dates you aren't studying in a year. Just catch those dates as they roll around in your curriculum.

        Tanya

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          #5
          Originally posted by tanya View Post
          Hello.

          The Timeline program can stand alone if you aren't using it on our schedule. There are lots of weeks where we are just reviewing dates in the curriculum manual. You could introduce a new date on those weeks, or you could just wait to teach the timeline dates as you cover the time periods throughout the grammar school, even if they don't line up with our curriculum. We use this program over 3rd-7th grades, so it takes us that long to get through all 60 dates. But some people only use our timeline program and teach through it chronologically as a stand-alone program. In that case, it wouldn't take that long to get through it. But if you are using it as a supplement like we do, don't feel like you have to rush through it and catch up or cover dates you aren't studying in a year. Just catch those dates as they roll around in your curriculum.

          Tanya
          Hi Tanya, Thank you! I did not know that some use it as a stand alone program. That is a neat idea! Someone also messaged me from MP and said that I should have the dates missing from the curriculum manual in my electronic lesson plans.

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            #6
            Hmmm. Maybe. Honestly, I don't know much about those download files. I try to stay away from anything digital! I'm a pariah around here with my paper calendar, which I am told frequently is great for me, but no one else can find me since they don't have access to it. I suppose there is a point to be made there. Where I go, my calendar goes. So when we are both gone, it's a mystery where we are!


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              #7
              Tanya, if it's strictly a work calendar, you could take a cell phone photo of it before you go somewhere and send it to a contact person in Administration. 🙂

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                #8
                Ha! I have done that! But people struggle to read my writing or shorthand!

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