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  • Michael
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    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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  • pax2day
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    Can Jessica's pdf be a sticky thread for this forum, the way the Simply Classical forum does?

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  • Anita
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    Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post
    What is stopping you? Do it. Fire away.
    Groannnnnnn

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

    Tanya

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  • pickandgrin
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    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.

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  • Anita
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    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.

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

    https://highlandslatinnashville.file...d-2018-pdf.pdf

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  • pickandgrin
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    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

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  • Nerdmom
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    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.

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  • Angela
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    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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  • pickandgrin
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    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.

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  • Nerdmom
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    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.

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  • pickandgrin
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    Amanda,
    I love this chart! It must be so fulfilling to get to the end of those lines.

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  • Nerdmom
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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!

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  • 3Blessings
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    I make sure my kids always know what they can do independently if they need to move on when I'm busy with another child, changing a diaper, haven't had coffee yet (DS is an early riser), whatever. The night before I look at their guides and just highlight anything they can do without me. Usually things like math review (I highlight what they can do in their book), cursive, vocabulary, copybook can be done alone, along with laying out the books that are needed. (I think I got this idea from you Jessica)

    Days that I don't make it clear what they can do on their own I suddenly find that in the 5 minutes I went to change a diaper or finish a lesson with DD I look over and DS has finished whatever I told him to do and is back outside up a tree because he didn't know what to do next, and thought school was done. It's also nice because when DS is up early he can get started and get his work done early, he's pretty useless after lunchtime so I like to get him done early.

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