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    #46
    Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

    Originally posted by Mom2mthj View Post
    That's so sad to hear....I love that book! It was my gateway to MP :-). Do you know what he is doing now? Any chance of a 3rd edition???
    Drew has said no on facebook. There's a LCC group on there and he is in it. He is interested in other areas of education now

    Kelly

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      #47
      Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

      Here's an old article by Campbell that appeared in The Classical Teacher in 2013 for those who don't have a copy of the book: https://www.memoriapress.com/articles/multum-non-multa/
      Festina lentē,
      Jessica P

      SY2019-2020 · 8th MP Year
      @ Home, HLN, & MPOA
      S · 10th, MPOA Henle 3
      D · 8th
      D · 5th
      S · 2nd

      Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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        #48
        Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

        Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post
        Susan,
        How far is it for you to get to Louisville? And, what are you planning to use for homeschooling this fall? If all/most of your materials will be from MP, then Sodalitas will be a great investment of your time. See the complete synopsis of sessions here to get a better idea of what is offered: https://www.memoriapress.com/wp-cont...criptions9.pdf

        It is about 4 hours from my house in West Knoxville. Yes, most of my materials are from MP. (I'm thinking about doing all but math; however CC does frighten me - not Fable or Narrative, but the upper ones) I also add some science and history as I can.

        You can add a "preconference" day on Wednesday--perhaps a full day of First Form Latin to get better acquainted with the materials?--and I believe you could stay on that evening to hear Mr. Simmons. Separate Pre-Conf registration here: https://www.memoriapress.com/curricu...-registration/
        Unfortunately, that would make it take most of the week, and I don't think I could swing that. FFL is not my concern. I've gone through it with my older daughter (currently in 8th grade) and half of SFL... I'm also working through the FFL student book myself now.

        Soo if I come, I suppose Sodalitas would be the path I would take and leave Tuesday evening. Maybe I'll learn how to pronounce it.

        Thank you for your help,
        Susan
        Susan
        6th grade, Geo II, Christian III, 6th lit and read alouds (mostly), SOTW 2, Birds, RSO Bio 2, Spanish
        9th grade, SFL, Biology, BJU US History, Alg 1, 10th grade lit, Ever Ancient 2 Art

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          #49
          Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

          Originally posted by SusanL View Post
          Maybe I'll learn how to pronounce it.
          /soh-DAH-lee-tahs/

          HTH!
          Michael
          Memoria Press

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            #50
            Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

            Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post
            Here's an old article by Campbell that appeared in The Classical Teacher in 2013 for those who don't have a copy of the book: https://www.memoriapress.com/articles/multum-non-multa/
            Now I think I have totally high-jacked this post; however, after reading this article I am glad to know that I am not alone.. at least in one thing in particular.

            Next year my older daughter will be going to Farragut High School, not because I want her to go, but because she and her father want her to go and in reality, she wants to pursue art which I cannot really provide for her. I'm willing to see how it goes.

            Upon going to the orientation where they touted with pride being #9 in the state of TN (curious what the criteria really is), I was given the summer reading list. I will admit that I had downloaded it previously with disgust. In the article by Campbell he states, "One cannot help but observe the trend in modern schools to substitute light “escape” reading for the more difficult classics. The practice is defended in the name of getting students to read. The assumption is that because students learn to read by reading, schools must provide books that students will want to read, books that will not overtax their patience, their limited vocabulary, or even their more limited education." The letter coming with the reading list says the purpose of summer reading is to encourage kids to read for pleasure. The book that Ragan chose was the graphic novel adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time". When we got it she said it looked horrible. This is the kiddo who wants me to take her to the bookstore constantly... who told me she needed to make certain when she read Jane Austin or Dickens that it was best to have a study guide to go with it. I have provided a link to the letter... I am committed to finding out how these lists are generated.

            https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/...eading2018.pdf

            Susan
            Susan
            6th grade, Geo II, Christian III, 6th lit and read alouds (mostly), SOTW 2, Birds, RSO Bio 2, Spanish
            9th grade, SFL, Biology, BJU US History, Alg 1, 10th grade lit, Ever Ancient 2 Art

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              #51
              Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

              Originally posted by Michael View Post
              /soh-DAH-lee-tahs/

              HTH!
              Yes

              Thank you.
              Susan
              6th grade, Geo II, Christian III, 6th lit and read alouds (mostly), SOTW 2, Birds, RSO Bio 2, Spanish
              9th grade, SFL, Biology, BJU US History, Alg 1, 10th grade lit, Ever Ancient 2 Art

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                #52
                Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                /soh-DAH-lee-tahs/

                HTH!
                Originally posted by SusanL View Post
                Yes

                Thank you.
                But even some of us regulars still struggle with it...so don’t let that stop you!

                I “see” it wrong because it unfortunately too closely resembles a certain festive drink of which i enjoy partaking from time to time...just can’t fix it in my brain! 😆

                AMDG,
                Sarah
                2019-2020 - 9th Year with MP
                DD, 18, Homeschool grad; Art major/philosophy minor
                DS, 16
                DD, 14
                DD, 12
                DD, 10
                DD, 7.5
                DD, 5.5
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                DS, 18 months

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                  #53
                  Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

                  Personally, I have learned that when it comes to pronunciation, I am hopelessly English. I default to emphasizing the *first* syllable, which is incorrect for Latin. It always messed up my Japanese pronunciation, too.





                  Jen
                  DS, 26 yrs, graduated from MIT (Aerospace), recently completed the design and execution of unhackable military software... in his spare time.

                  DS, 24 yrs, graduated from SIU's School of Business, ENGAGED!

                  DD, 21 yrs, Senior in Education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC

                  DS, 11 yrs, 6M: complete!

                  All homeschooled.

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                    #54
                    Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

                    Originally posted by Jen (formerly) in Japan View Post
                    I default to emphasizing the *first* syllable, which is incorrect for Latin.
                    If it helps, that default does work for almost all two-syllable Latin words
                    Michael
                    Memoria Press

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                      #55
                      Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      If it helps, that default does work for almost all two-syllable Latin words
                      Very droll, Michael. That tells me that you all should have chosen a two syllable name for our meet-ups so we couldn't get it wrong.




                      Jen
                      DS, 26 yrs, graduated from MIT (Aerospace), recently completed the design and execution of unhackable military software... in his spare time.

                      DS, 24 yrs, graduated from SIU's School of Business, ENGAGED!

                      DD, 21 yrs, Senior in Education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC

                      DS, 11 yrs, 6M: complete!

                      All homeschooled.

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                        #56
                        Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

                        Originally posted by Michael View Post
                        /soh-DAH-lee-tahs/

                        HTH!
                        Have you seen those signs/shirts about how to pronounce Louisville? I almost feel like we need one for Sodalitas. 😁
                        Plans for 2019-20
                        DD #1 : 24, heading to Chase Law School NKU Fall 2019
                        DD #2 : 13 8A: HLS Cottage School Louisville, MPOA
                        DS #3 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                        DS #4 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                        DD #5: 7, MP 2 at home, HLS Cottage School Louisville
                        DS #6: 5, MP K at home

                        [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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                          #57
                          Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

                          Originally posted by SusanL View Post
                          Now I think I have totally high-jacked this post; however, after reading this article I am glad to know that I am not alone.. at least in one thing in particular.

                          Next year my older daughter will be going to Farragut High School, not because I want her to go, but because she and her father want her to go and in reality, she wants to pursue art which I cannot really provide for her. I'm willing to see how it goes.

                          Upon going to the orientation where they touted with pride being #9 in the state of TN (curious what the criteria really is), I was given the summer reading list. I will admit that I had downloaded it previously with disgust. In the article by Campbell he states, "One cannot help but observe the trend in modern schools to substitute light “escape” reading for the more difficult classics. The practice is defended in the name of getting students to read. The assumption is that because students learn to read by reading, schools must provide books that students will want to read, books that will not overtax their patience, their limited vocabulary, or even their more limited education." The letter coming with the reading list says the purpose of summer reading is to encourage kids to read for pleasure. The book that Ragan chose was the graphic novel adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time". When we got it she said it looked horrible. This is the kiddo who wants me to take her to the bookstore constantly... who told me she needed to make certain when she read Jane Austin or Dickens that it was best to have a study guide to go with it. I have provided a link to the letter... I am committed to finding out how these lists are generated.

                          https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/...eading2018.pdf

                          Susan
                          “The Geeks Guide to Unrequieted Love”? Is this an actual book?
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                          ~Pope St John Paul II

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                            #58
                            Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

                            I had to look this up. The title sounds awful. The short synopsis: a comic Con (conention- picture adults dressed up as their favorite comic character.) Mixed with a teenage romance. Oh, goodness what a nail biter...how will it end? The main character decides comic book romances are easier than real life ones. Duh folks. Real life is hard...because it's reality.

                            Anywho...I think I can safely scratch this beauty off my summer reading list.
                            Married to DH for 13 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

                            DS10- Simply Classical 4 / Grade 3 Classic Core,
                            DD8- Grade 2 Classic Core,
                            DD 6- Classic Core Kindergarten

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                              #59
                              Re: Latin-Centered, History-Centered...and a confession

                              Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                              I had to look this up. The title sounds awful. The short synopsis: a comic Con (conention- picture adults dressed up as their favorite comic character.) Mixed with a teenage romance. Oh, goodness what a nail biter...how will it end? The main character decides comic book romances are easier than real life ones. Duh folks. Real life is hard...because it's reality.

                              Anywho...I think I can safely scratch this beauty off my summer reading list.
                              *spit take*

                              I should never drink coffee while visiting the forum. Thanks for my morning laugh!
                              Mary

                              DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek
                              DS12 - 7th core
                              DD7 - Still finishing 1st core at her own happy pace :-)

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