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    howiecram
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  • howiecram
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    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! .

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  • pschaeffer
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    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

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  • pschaeffer
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    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

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  • pickandgrin
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    I think you are right,
    Mom2mthj
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    Mom2mthj!

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  • Mom2mthj
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    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.

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  • pickandgrin
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    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!

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  • howiecram
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    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!

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  • MamaHill
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    Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post

    MamaHill
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    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!

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  • pickandgrin
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    Helpful to hear, Christine! Thanks.

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  • howiecram
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  • howiecram
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    Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post

    MamaHill
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    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.

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  • pickandgrin
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    Originally posted by Mom2mthj View Post

    I am excited about it. I am finally in unit 5 of second form! Actually I did unit four and five to help my son with third form a couple of years ago, but went back and started again from the beginning. I could use help with third if I hope to finish it this decade. I started first form with my now senior when she was in fourth grade, so I am slow!
    I am on the "Learn the Latin Grammar in 20 Easy Years" plan. I am currently in year 9 and need to get cracking. Ha!

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  • pickandgrin
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  • pickandgrin
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    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!
    MamaHill
    Senior Member
    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!

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  • howiecram
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    Originally posted by jejegreer View Post
    My daughter is in Fiist Form right now in the Academy. She is learning so much. What is the difference between the full year online class and the adult summer class?
    The difference, as Dorinda explained is one is for adults and one is for children! The adult class gave me the confidence to help my daughter! I still actually have her watch the DVD, rather than actually teacher her myself, but I understand the material so if she has questions I can help her more.

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  • Mom2mthj
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    My understanding is that it is a compressed class for adults who will either be teaching their own children at home or who just want to learn the material themselves. MPOA does not allow adults to register for their regular classes and these new(ish) classes are for adults only.

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  • jejegreer
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  • jejegreer
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    My daughter is in Fiist Form right now in the Academy. She is learning so much. What is the difference between the full year online class and the adult summer class?

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