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    To laminate, or not?

    I have only one student. Is it worth it to laminate the flash cards for third grade? I sure can. I just wanted to check before I actually did it, because there are quite a few.

    #2
    I have four kiddos and haven’t laminated any of the cards. I just hole punch them and keep them on rings. So far they’ve held up really well.
    2021-2022
    9th year Homeschooling
    6th year MP
    Home + MPOA
    7th, 3rd, 3rd, 1st

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      #3
      Girl, no. Ain’t nobody got time for that. 😂 The flash cards do hold up really well. So it is truly not a necessity.
      “If I should fall even a thousand times a day, a thousand times, with peaceful repentance, I will say immediately, Nunc Coepi, ‘Now, I begin.’.”

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        #4
        Originally posted by Anita View Post
        Girl, no. Ain’t nobody got time for that. 😂 The flash cards do hold up really well. So it is truly not a necessity.
        Love it! Mary was the queen of laminating flash cards, but I never have. If it is relaxing to you to run paper through a laminator it won’t hurt, but it won’t help unless you have some really hard use planned for them. I would probably buy a replacement set before I started laminating. The flash cards are really sturdy and I like the rounded corner to keep them lined up. Loss is my biggest issue and laminating doesn’t keep them from walking away or ending up under a rug. I used to hole punch my old ones, but now I just use ziplocks so I can shuffle them around. Enjoy your time doing something else (and be happy they already come ready to go in a nice stack - they used to come in sheets that had to be punched apart).
        Dorinda

        Plans for 2022-2023
        16th year homeschooling, 13th year with Memoria Press
        DD College Sophomore
        DS 11th grade - Lukeion Latin and Greek, Vita Beata, MPOA Divine Comedy
        DS 9th grade - Vita Beata Literature/Classical Studies
        DS 4th grade - 4A with Right Start F, Second Form Latin, AAS 5

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          #5
          Another non-laminator here! I also just buy a new set if we lose enough between kids. I used to pinch pennies, but now I pinch time instead.
          Festina lentē,
          Jessica P

          '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
          DS Hillsdale College freshman
          DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
          DD 8th • HLN & Home
          DS 5th • HLN & Home
          Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

          Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
          Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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            #6
            Call me the Queen of Extra.😂

            I don't do recitation, but I laminate the flashcards. Laminating has saved more than one set of my cards from an untimely death via coffee spill.
            2022-23: Year 12 of homeschooling with MP

            DD1 - 27 - college grad, bakery owner
            DD2 - 16 - 11th grade - HLS Cottage School - online classes, Dual Credit - equestrian &theatre
            DS3 - 14 -7A Cottage School - soccer/tennis/aviation -dyslexia &dysgraphia
            DS4 -14 - 7A Cottage School -soccer/tennis/aviation -auditory processing disorder
            DD5 - 10- Mash up of SC levels and standard MP, Cottage School - inattentive ADHD - equestrian &tumbling
            DS6 - 8 - MP 1/SC -- 2E cutie with dyslexia, dysgraphia &ADHD

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              #7
              DiannaKennedy QoE. 😆

              (I hope marketing gets this joke.)
              Festina lentē,
              Jessica P

              '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
              DS Hillsdale College freshman
              DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
              DD 8th • HLN & Home
              DS 5th • HLN & Home
              Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

              Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
              Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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                #8
                Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post
                . I used to pinch pennies, but now I pinch time instead.
                This is my new favorite saying!
                Debbie- mom of 7, civil engineering grad, married to mechanical engineer
                DD, 27, BFA '17 graphic design and illustration
                DS, 25, BS '18 mechanical engineering
                DS, 23, BS '20 Chemsitry, pursuing phd at Wash U
                (DDIL married #3 in 2020, MPOA grad, BA '20 philosophy, pusrsing phd at SLU)
                DS, 21, Physics and math major
                DD, 18, dyslexic, 12th grade dual enrolled
                DS, 14, future engineer/scientist/ world conquerer 9th MPOA diploma student
                DD, 8 , 2nd Future astronaut, robot building space artist

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                  #9
                  momgineer I totally just made that up, but I love it too! Can you tell my oldest is a senior next year? I've started thinking like this lately. I know you know.
                  Festina lentē,
                  Jessica P

                  '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
                  DS Hillsdale College freshman
                  DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
                  DD 8th • HLN & Home
                  DS 5th • HLN & Home
                  Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

                  Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
                  Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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                    #10
                    Haha, I lost the ability to resell a $40 set of flashcards when my littlest spilled a cup of warm almond protein milk at the kitchen table between phonics lessons. Whatever that milk has it it could be used as glue, because within 10 seconds, 50% of the cards were so stuck together, they ripped the faces off each other. I might have cried...or muttered all manner of things under my breath. Anyway, now we have a rule that there are ZERO liquids of any kind allowed around flashcards. My kids know it, and I will dig out my ripped, warped, ugly mangle of flashcards to show them if they protest. We don't laminate around here, partly because the glare created can be a little annoying and it will double the thickness of what is already feet of flashcards in this house, and mostly because MP cards are quite durable.

                    I did laminate the Timeline cards for the wall. I know that they don't survive tape very well, and this solved that issue.
                    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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                      #11
                      Mom2mthj You're right! It might be more practical to purchase replacements!

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                        #12
                        Ladies, thank you all for sharing! You are so helpful!!!

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