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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.
    2020-2021
    7th year Homeschooling
    4th year MP
    Home + MPOA
    5th, 2nd, 2nd, K

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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.’.”

      ~Venerable Bruno Lanteri
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      Boy Wonder 13 ...SC7/8 + MP4 + Rod & Staff 4/5 + Seton 5
      Joy Bubble 11 ...SC7/8 + MP4 + Rod & Staff 4/5 + Seton 5
      Cuddly Cowboy 9 ...SC7/8 + MP4 + Rod & Staff 3/4/5 + Seton 4
      Sassafras 5 ...MPK + Seton K

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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 2021-2022
        15th year homeschooling, 12th year with Memoria Press
        DD College Freshman
        DS 10th grade - Lukeion Latin and Greek, Vita Beata Greek Dramas
        DS 8th grade - Vita Beata Literature
        DS 3rd grade - Vita Beata Literature, Right Start F, First Form Latin

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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

          2021-2022 • 12th year HSing • 10th year MP
          12th • AP Latin online, DE Calculus & Physics, HLN
          10th • HLN, Latin online, MPOA
          7th • HLN & Home
          4th • HLN & Home
          Me: Third Form Summer Intensive MPOA

          Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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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.
            Plans for 2021-22

            Year 11 of homeschooling with MP

            DD1 - 26 - Small Business owner with 2 locations
            DD2 - 15 - 10th grade - HLS Cottage School/MPOA/True North Academy - equestrian
            DS3 - 13 -6A Cottage School - soccer/tennis -dyslexia and dysgraphia
            DS4 - 13 - 6A Cottage School -soccer -auditory processing disorder
            DD5 - 9 - 4A, Cottage School -equestrian
            DS6 - 7 - MP 1 - first time at the Cottage School this fall!

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              #7
              DiannaKennedy QoE. 😆

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

              2021-2022 • 12th year HSing • 10th year MP
              12th • AP Latin online, DE Calculus & Physics, HLN
              10th • HLN, Latin online, MPOA
              7th • HLN & Home
              4th • HLN & Home
              Me: Third Form Summer Intensive MPOA

              Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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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, 26, BFA '17 graphic design and illustration
                DS, 24, BS '18 mechanical engineering
                DS, 22, BS '20 Chemsitry, pursuing phd at Wash U
                (DDIL married #3 in 2020, MPOA grad, BA '20 philosophy, pusrsing phd at SLU)
                DS, 20, Physics major
                DD, 17, dyslexic, 11th grade customizednMP plus co-op
                DS, 13, future engineer/scientist/ world conquerer 8A
                DD, 7 , 1ST 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

                  2021-2022 • 12th year HSing • 10th year MP
                  12th • AP Latin online, DE Calculus & Physics, HLN
                  10th • HLN, Latin online, MPOA
                  7th • HLN & Home
                  4th • HLN & Home
                  Me: Third Form Summer Intensive MPOA

                  Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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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 to 2

                    Spring start MP1
                    Summer start 5A

                    Completed MPK, MP1 Math & Enrichment, MP2, 3A, 4A, SC B, SC C,
                    SC1 (Phonics/Math), SC2's Writing Book 1

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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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