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    #16
    Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post

    MamaHill Could you share a little about what your weekly schedule was like with managing a class 2x week plus the homework and memorization? Would love to hear from any others with experience on this as well. Thanks!
    I did FFL adult class last year. I imagine my workload was not as heavy as yours would be in Third Form. I did wake up and with coffee and breakfast and I worked for 20-30 min, 6 days a week. I did try and have my daughter do some drills with me, but that didn't last long. I also would sketch the declensions/conjugations in my notebook so I could move a little faster in the "cages". It usually only took me a few tries and then I didn't need the "crutch". I also did this before I began my workbook assignments. I would write out all of the ones we knew from memory, then proceed to workbook. Again, I needed the crutch of the condensed page initially, but then I would get in a groove and not need it.
    Christine

    (2021/2022)
    DD1 8/23/09 - Mix of MP5 and MP6 (SFL, Birds, R&S 6 Math, Language Arts with Grandma)
    DS2 9/1/11 - MP4M
    DD3 2/9/13 -MP2/MP3

    Previous Years
    DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4, SC 5/6, MP4 + FFL and R&S Math 5, MPOA Fable
    DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2/AAR/Storytime Treasures), Traditional Spelling 1, SC5/6 Year 1
    DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK, AAR), MP1

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      #17
      Helpful to hear, Christine! Thanks.
      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; teaching TFL and co-directing @

      Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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        #18
        Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post

        MamaHill Could you share a little about what your weekly schedule was like with managing a class 2x week plus the homework and memorization? Would love to hear from any others with experience on this as well. Thanks!
        The honest answer is: it was very chaotic for me.

        I went into SF being behind in the last unit in FF, so I had to do double duty those first few weeks in solidifying what should have been old information while learning the new concepts of SF. I don't recommend this method. Haha.

        I had a very hard time keeping up to be honest. I'm not a person that has very much margin to add anything to daily life (even during the summer), so I had a hard time completing the workbook and memorization. I kept up really well with the work until the last unit. By then, my own homeschool had started so I didn't have the time to devote to it.

        The only set-in-stone time I had to carve out was for class time two days each week. The other workbook and memorization pieces were done as I was able.

        Even though I am not in a season of life where I can devote adequate amounts of time learning the material the first time, Sue was very good about reminding us we would see the information again as we prepared to teach our kids. I have found this to be absolutely true. Even though I didn't learn it completely during the summer, I am so far head of the game each week since it is all extremely familiar to me.

        I amsolidifying this information each week in SF so I'm not in the same boat again with TF. Regardless of whether I take the online class, I will teach it here at home. My #3 child needs daily in-person instruction, and MPOA isn't a good fit for her with Latin (my older two have loved MPOA Latin, however). I teach her each week - Powerpoint, the whole bit - and that helps me retain the information, too. Plus weekly recitation, the grammar drill questions, etc. It all helps ME remember it.

        In my experience, the best part about taking the summer adult class were the extra teaching tips that Sue offered. We would go through each workbook page, and she offered specific teaching helps regarding the most important parts of the exercise, what to skip if you have to skip something, what to be strict about (verb endings!), etc. I look at those each week before I teach.

        It was a "messy" summer in terms of schedule and trying to fit the class and work in, but it was very worth it for me. It gave me the confidence to teach Latin at home...says the girl who didn't learn a lick of real Latin until 40 years old!

        Mama to 5 Sweet Ones

        2021-2022:
        11th grade DS: Mix of MP materials, MPOA, and BJU
        9th grade DD: Mostly 9M, MPOA, and French
        7th grade DD: 7M
        5th Grade DD: 5M
        4.5 yo DS: Outside as much as possible beating on things with sticks; MP Jr. K and Mom made fun things

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          #19
          Originally posted by MamaHill View Post

          The honest answer is: it was very chaotic for me.

          I went into SF being behind in the last unit in FF, so I had to do double duty those first few weeks in solidifying what should have been old information while learning the new concepts of SF. I don't recommend this method. Haha.

          I had a very hard time keeping up to be honest. I'm not a person that has very much margin to add anything to daily life (even during the summer), so I had a hard time completing the workbook and memorization. I kept up really well with the work until the last unit. By then, my own homeschool had started so I didn't have the time to devote to it.

          The only set-in-stone time I had to carve out was for class time two days each week. The other workbook and memorization pieces were done as I was able.

          Even though I am not in a season of life where I can devote adequate amounts of time learning the material the first time, Sue was very good about reminding us we would see the information again as we prepared to teach our kids. I have found this to be absolutely true. Even though I didn't learn it completely during the summer, I am so far head of the game each week since it is all extremely familiar to me.

          I amsolidifying this information each week in SF so I'm not in the same boat again with TF. Regardless of whether I take the online class, I will teach it here at home. My #3 child needs daily in-person instruction, and MPOA isn't a good fit for her with Latin (my older two have loved MPOA Latin, however). I teach her each week - Powerpoint, the whole bit - and that helps me retain the information, too. Plus weekly recitation, the grammar drill questions, etc. It all helps ME remember it.

          In my experience, the best part about taking the summer adult class were the extra teaching tips that Sue offered. We would go through each workbook page, and she offered specific teaching helps regarding the most important parts of the exercise, what to skip if you have to skip something, what to be strict about (verb endings!), etc. I look at those each week before I teach.

          It was a "messy" summer in terms of schedule and trying to fit the class and work in, but it was very worth it for me. It gave me the confidence to teach Latin at home...says the girl who didn't learn a lick of real Latin until 40 years old!
          This was really helpful! I'm still up in the air about taking SF, because like you I wasn't able to fully keep up towards the end. I'm hesitant to do it again this summer as the class does not begin until July, when I am busiest. The only thing that is motivating me is that access to the recordings NOW, have been really helpful. I just started watching the recording again from where I started having trouble keeping up. My daughter has done well, but beginning in Unit 3, more things are new and I suspect "I" will need to know more to help her. I'm hesitant to do an online class because I think she's going to need to move at her own pace. The investment in me learning will come to fruition when #2 and #3 take the class as well, so I'm thinking it just might be worth it!
          Christine

          (2021/2022)
          DD1 8/23/09 - Mix of MP5 and MP6 (SFL, Birds, R&S 6 Math, Language Arts with Grandma)
          DS2 9/1/11 - MP4M
          DD3 2/9/13 -MP2/MP3

          Previous Years
          DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4, SC 5/6, MP4 + FFL and R&S Math 5, MPOA Fable
          DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2/AAR/Storytime Treasures), Traditional Spelling 1, SC5/6 Year 1
          DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK, AAR), MP1

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            #20
            And at some point you never know, maybe someone will want to pay you to help their kids through the first few levels! It could happen!

            Thank you both for sharing. It's so helpful!
            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; teaching TFL and co-directing @

            Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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              #21
              Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post
              And at some point you never know, maybe someone will want to pay you to help their kids through the first few levels! It could happen!

              Thank you both for sharing. It's so helpful!
              I believe that is Mrs. Strickland’s story. She learned Latin as an adult and is now teaching others.
              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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                #22
                I think you are right, Mom2mthj!
                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; teaching TFL and co-directing @

                Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Mom2mthj View Post
                  Thanks! It was on page 5.

                  quick question for Paul...it appears that third form is in a summer and fall session. Summer (part 1) has a time, but no price listed and Fall (part 2) has a price but no time listed. Should I assume that it will be at the same time?
                  ummm...Mrs. Strickland has emailed me twice about this I think. I'll look for that and post those times on the site today or tomorrow.

                  Peace,
                  Paul
                  Paul Schaeffer
                  --
                  Academy Director
                  Memoria Press Online Academy

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by MamaHill View Post

                    I'd love to do Third, but it starts in July. Eek! We start school in August, so I'm not sure I can manage all of those things. I was hoping it would start earlier in the summer so I could get a good jump on it by August.

                    I must take a hard look and what my fall entails before I can commit. Hopefully I can swing it.

                    I took 2nd with Mrs. Strickland last summer and she was nothing short of amazing. Yes, a great teacher and strict schedule are very helpful!
                    Oh hold the horses! I think we need that course to start in June like it did last year. Might be a copy/paste issue. I'll work on it shortly and inform anyone signed up ASAP.

                    Peace,
                    Paul
                    Paul Schaeffer
                    --
                    Academy Director
                    Memoria Press Online Academy

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by pschaeffer View Post

                      Oh hold the horses! I think we need that course to start in June like it did last year. Might be a copy/paste issue. I'll work on it shortly and inform anyone signed up ASAP.

                      Peace,
                      Paul
                      https://www.memoriapressacademy.com/adult-courses/

                      I just got an e-mail from Mrs. Strickland! The course link works now and it starts in June! .
                      Christine

                      (2021/2022)
                      DD1 8/23/09 - Mix of MP5 and MP6 (SFL, Birds, R&S 6 Math, Language Arts with Grandma)
                      DS2 9/1/11 - MP4M
                      DD3 2/9/13 -MP2/MP3

                      Previous Years
                      DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4, SC 5/6, MP4 + FFL and R&S Math 5, MPOA Fable
                      DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2/AAR/Storytime Treasures), Traditional Spelling 1, SC5/6 Year 1
                      DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK, AAR), MP1

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                        #26
                        ..but FYI, I can't find the adult course if you look at "summer" courses or click on latin.....so if you weren't in the class last summer, I'm not sure how you would find it?
                        Christine

                        (2021/2022)
                        DD1 8/23/09 - Mix of MP5 and MP6 (SFL, Birds, R&S 6 Math, Language Arts with Grandma)
                        DS2 9/1/11 - MP4M
                        DD3 2/9/13 -MP2/MP3

                        Previous Years
                        DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4, SC 5/6, MP4 + FFL and R&S Math 5, MPOA Fable
                        DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2/AAR/Storytime Treasures), Traditional Spelling 1, SC5/6 Year 1
                        DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK, AAR), MP1

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                          #27
                          sorry..one last thing. Is the class scheduled for the week of Sodalitas. It would be nice if that week was scheduled off. I noticed the schedule this year goes a few more weeks, so I wondered if that was the case?
                          Christine

                          (2021/2022)
                          DD1 8/23/09 - Mix of MP5 and MP6 (SFL, Birds, R&S 6 Math, Language Arts with Grandma)
                          DS2 9/1/11 - MP4M
                          DD3 2/9/13 -MP2/MP3

                          Previous Years
                          DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4, SC 5/6, MP4 + FFL and R&S Math 5, MPOA Fable
                          DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2/AAR/Storytime Treasures), Traditional Spelling 1, SC5/6 Year 1
                          DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK, AAR), MP1

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by howiecram View Post
                            ..but FYI, I can't find the adult course if you look at "summer" courses or click on latin.....so if you weren't in the class last summer, I'm not sure how you would find it?
                            Thanks. We will try to figure that out tomorrow.
                            Paul Schaeffer
                            --
                            Academy Director
                            Memoria Press Online Academy

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by howiecram View Post
                              sorry..one last thing. Is the class scheduled for the week of Sodalitas. It would be nice if that week was scheduled off. I noticed the schedule this year goes a few more weeks, so I wondered if that was the case?
                              I hadn’t heard anything about Sodalitas this year. Is it happening? It is hard to find the summer adult classes. I hadn’t heard about the adult classes until I saw this thread.
                              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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                                #30
                                Originally posted by howiecram View Post
                                sorry..one last thing. Is the class scheduled for the week of Sodalitas. It would be nice if that week was scheduled off. I noticed the schedule this year goes a few more weeks, so I wondered if that was the case?
                                Yes, that week will be off for the adult Latin classes.
                                Paul Schaeffer
                                --
                                Academy Director
                                Memoria Press Online Academy

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