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    #16
    Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

    It is indeed!

    And so helpful to be able to see in one glance exactly where they are in every subject. If we have extra time, or if we are pinched for time, I can make a quick decision on where to focus the effort.
    Amanda - Mama to three crazy boys, teacher at St. Dominic Latin (FFL, TFL, 4FL, Traditional Logic 1&2), Memoria College student

    2021-2022
    9th grade - a mix of MPOA, Vita Beata, Lukeion, and AOPS
    8th grade - 8M with modifications
    4th grade - 4A

    "Non nisi te, Domine. Non nisi te" - St. Thomas Aquinas

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      #17
      Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

      Originally posted by Nerdmom View Post
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      For kids who are all over the place in a curriculum guide, a chart like this can be very helpful to see their progress. It takes 10 minutes to create, but has been immensely motivating to get to color in another box!
      Amanda,
      I'd love get a copy of this in whatever file type you created it. I'd like to print a sample for everyone to see. I started to PM you, but it doesn't look like you have that turned on in your settings.

      Thanks!
      Last edited by pickandgrin; 03-04-2018, 01:49 PM.
      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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        #18
        Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

        Amanda,
        I love that chart you came up with! What a simple, practical way to keep track. Do you still have your dc read the plans from the CG as well, or do you just use the manual as your own checklist while they use the chart? If they don't refer to the CG, how do they know what subject to do each day? We are also all over the place in our CG and I'm trying to figure out the best way to give kids their assignments.

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          #19
          Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

          Jessica - PM should be on now.

          Angela - yes, they still use the CGs some - especially at the beginning of the year as we are learning what they need to do for each subject. By the end of the first quarter, they probably could mostly go off my chart, because the lessons follow such a consistent rhythm. The chart, though, is distinctly mine - only I am allowed to color in a box (which ensures that it is checked/corrected first).

          We strive to make some progress in Latin and math each day, but most every other subject ebbs and flows with the chaos of life. As much as I'd love to have a consistent school-like schedule, we just don't right now. This year we've had 2 moves, 6 road trips, 3 rounds of illness, and all the disruption of routine that goes with it. The chart allows to me to quick glance and see what (after Latin and math) they need to do next. Also, I have some kids that would rather knock out big chunks of a subject, and another that is overwhelmed by big chunks of anything. With the chart, I can easily assign a kid "lessons 8&9 in insects" or whatever suits the available time/ temperament of the kid.
          Amanda - Mama to three crazy boys, teacher at St. Dominic Latin (FFL, TFL, 4FL, Traditional Logic 1&2), Memoria College student

          2021-2022
          9th grade - a mix of MPOA, Vita Beata, Lukeion, and AOPS
          8th grade - 8M with modifications
          4th grade - 4A

          "Non nisi te, Domine. Non nisi te" - St. Thomas Aquinas

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            #20
            Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

            Thanks, Amanda--sent one your way.

            Everyone, thank you again for this list. I've rounded it up, combined similar points, and made what seems to be a workable four page document of it all. Once I get it totally wrapped up (and probably next week after the convention), I'll try to post it here as the beginning of more of a resource for those new to MP.

            YOU ALL are the one of the reasons I've said it will be OK to learn to use multiple cores. One is never alone. YOU ALL are here to help. <3
            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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              #21
              Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

              Finally got this compiled! Thank you to everyone who pitched in.

              https://highlandslatinnashville.file...d-2018-pdf.pdf
              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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                #22
                Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                Am I the only one who has Pat Benatar stuck on mental repeat every time this thread is renewed?

                Make me wanna tease my hair.
                “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
                ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                Wonder Boy 14 ... MP5 + R&S Math 6
                Joy Bubble 12 ... MP5 full core
                Cowboy 10 ... MP5 + R&S Math 4
                Sassafras 6 ... MP1
                All … SSPX Catechesis

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                  #23
                  Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                  Originally posted by Anita View Post
                  Am I the only one who has Pat Benatar stuck on mental repeat every time this thread is renewed?

                  Make me wanna tease my hair.
                  What is stopping you? Do it. Fire away.
                  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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                    #24
                    Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                    Ha! Cute! Booth set up in Nashville with Pat Benatar in my head.

                    Tanya

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                      #25
                      Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                      Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post
                      What is stopping you? Do it. Fire away.
                      Groannnnnnn
                      “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
                      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                      Wonder Boy 14 ... MP5 + R&S Math 6
                      Joy Bubble 12 ... MP5 full core
                      Cowboy 10 ... MP5 + R&S Math 4
                      Sassafras 6 ... MP1
                      All … SSPX Catechesis

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                        #26
                        Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                        Can Jessica's pdf be a sticky thread for this forum, the way the Simply Classical forum does?

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                          #27
                          Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                          Originally posted by pax2day View Post
                          Can Jessica's pdf be a sticky thread for this forum, the way the Simply Classical forum does?
                          Great suggestion! Done!

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                            #28
                            Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                            Jessica,
                            This is such a helpful resource! I'm going to print a couple off for the families at our CS who are juggling 2-5 cores, and are all new to MP. Thanks for pulling this together! Hope TTD is going great!

                            -Laura

                            Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post
                            Finally got this compiled! Thank you to everyone who pitched in.

                            https://highlandslatinnashville.file...d-2018-pdf.pdf
                            Mom to DS1 (11, 6th), DS2 (9, 4th), DS3 (6, 2nd), and DD (3, JrK).

                            Highlands Latin Phoenix Cottage School

                            www.highlandslatinphoenix.org

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                              #29
                              Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                              I love this, thank you so much!
                              ~ Carrie
                              Catholic mom to four - ages 11, 9, 7, and 5
                              8th year homeschooling, 3rd year MP!
                              2020-2021: 6M with FFL, 4M with FFL, and some of 1st grade

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                                #30
                                Re: Hit me with your best shot: tips for multiple cores

                                Thanks so much for this!! Trying to tuck these away in my memory now before we dive in!
                                Blessings,
                                Sarah Marie

                                Olive Tree Academy, Spring 2022:
                                DS, 12
                                DS, 10
                                DD, 7

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