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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

      2021-2022 • 12th year HSing • 10th year MP
      DS 12th • AP Latin online, DE Calculus & Physics, HLN - Headed to Hillsdale College next fall
      DD 10th • HLN, Latin online
      DD 7th • HLN & Home
      DS 4th • HLN & Home
      Me • Third Form for Adults, MPOA; Memoria College

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

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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!

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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
                2020-2021
                16th Year HSing; 10th Year with MP
                DD, 19, Homeschool grad; college sophomore
                DS, 17
                DD, 15
                DD, 13
                DD, 11
                DD, 9
                DD, 7
                +DS+
                DS, 2

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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, 28 yrs, graduated from MIT (Aerospace)

                  DS, 26 yrs, graduated from SIU's School of Business, ENGAGED!

                  DD, 23 yrs, graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC; 2nd grade teacher.

                  DS, 13 yrs, 9th grade; attends a private classical school, 7th - 12th.

                  All homeschooled for some/all of their K-12 education.

                  Me: retired after 16 years of continuous homeschooling, now a high school chemistry teacher at a large Catholic high school

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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

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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, 28 yrs, graduated from MIT (Aerospace)

                      DS, 26 yrs, graduated from SIU's School of Business, ENGAGED!

                      DD, 23 yrs, graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC; 2nd grade teacher.

                      DS, 13 yrs, 9th grade; attends a private classical school, 7th - 12th.

                      All homeschooled for some/all of their K-12 education.

                      Me: retired after 16 years of continuous homeschooling, now a high school chemistry teacher at a large Catholic high school

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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 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/Vita Beata - 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/MPOA -equestrian
                        DS6 - 7 - MPK - first time at the Cottage School this fall!

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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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                          ~Venerable Bruno Lanteri
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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.
                            DS12- Simply Classical mash-up of SC Spelling 1, intensive reading remediation, and MPOA 4th grade math.
                            DD10- Classic Core 4th Grade w/ 5th grade literature
                            DD8- Classic Core 2nd Grade

                            We've completed:
                            Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade
                            Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5/6

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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

                              DD15 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek I & Latin IV + VideoText math
                              DS12 - 7th core + Novare Earth Science + CLRC HS Latin I + VideoText math
                              DD8 - SC level 2

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                                #60
                                I know this thread is three years old now, but it has confirmed what I have been working through in my mind for the better part of a year! I've begun thinking of our classical Christian journey as encompassing three areas: Spirit, Skills, and Story (meaning the humanities) - a take-off on what the writers of The Liberal Arts Tradition refer to as Piety, Music, and Gymnasium.

                                Spirit encompasses Biblical teaching along with respect for others and the rhythm of living in community.

                                Skills includes the Liberal Arts (trivium and quadrivium) as well as fine arts, manual arts, and physical training and self-discipline.

                                Story includes humanity's body of information - history, literature, science, music/art (appreciation, not skill - that's in the fine arts category), philosophy and world religions.

                                I've realized as I've thought about this, the reason I love MP so much is that it includes nearly everything we need in those three areas, and as we look at the coming years (my kids are in grades 3 and 7 this year), I'm confident that while it's no guarantee that they will follow the Lord, we will be laying a really solid foundation for them to enter their young adult years.

                                I so appreciate the good ideas I find in the Forum here!!
                                2020-2021 Ninth year homeschooling, second year using MP cores

                                DD - grade 8; also in AHG and Tae Kwon Do
                                DS - grade 4; also in Trail Life and Tae Kwon Do

                                Five born to Heaven, between 2009 and 2014; because of them we have a ministry called Naomi's Circle for parents walking the path of pregnancy loss

                                DH is a bivocational pastor

                                Celebrating 19 years of marriage this year!

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