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    Social Skills for Summer

    Just a reminder that we offer 14-week mini-programs for improving social understanding, habits, and manners beginning at age 4.

    We teach through classic children's literature. If you're looking for a break from academics but need some structure to your summer days, learn more here.

    #2
    Re: Social Skills for Summer

    Hello,
    Quick question for Social Skills series. With four kids 4-11, what level would be a good fit? Start from level one, or would that be too simplistic for the older children? Thought it would be a good summer project for our family to review basic manners together.
    Thanks!
    Malin

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      #3
      Re: Social Skills for Summer

      Originally posted by Malin View Post
      Hello,
      Quick question for Social Skills series. With four kids 4-11, what level would be a good fit? Start from level one, or would that be too simplistic for the older children? Thought it would be a good summer project for our family to review basic manners together.
      Thanks!
      Malin
      I have kids ages 5-9. I thought we would start at level 2. However, I got a better look at it Sodalitas, and there are a few items my 9 year old needs help with. So, if we ever get a few extra $$ I was thinking starting level 1 might not be so bad. I was just going to order the guide and then try to find the books used. (I actually found some at the library).
      Christine

      (2019/2020)
      DD1 8/23/09 - SC5/6
      DS2 9/1/11 - SC3,4, 5/6 combo
      DD3 2/9/13 -SC2 to start, MP1 second semester

      Previous Years
      DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4’
      DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2)
      DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK)

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        #4
        Re: Social Skills for Summer

        I bought Myself and Others 2 for my son but I’ve been using it for my 3yo (advanced) and 8.5yo too. My 8 yo loves to be joining in this, it’s ‘school’ that is really easy and the stories are still enjoyable for her. Another child her age might be bored, but we are all finding it fun to do together. The only child who resists coming to the table is the 6yo who it is intended for! But he’s pretty happy while we are actually learning.
        Sarah

        Aussies from Sydney, Australia
        Miriam 9yo Latina Christiana, R&S4, IEW Phonetic Zoo, IEW Grammar
        Jonny 7yo (Special Needs) SC1 Phonics, R&S1
        Elissa (almost) 4yo K phonics, R&S Preschool books

        Together this term (in Circle Time) we are doing Bible time with SC1 Story Bible and our own memorisation/songs, Myself and Others 2, Homer Price, Greek Myths, IEW Poetry Memorisation, speech therapy, The Body Book, Artventure and picture books from SCB/SC1 etc.

        Thomas 17 months

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          #5
          Re: Social Skills for Summer

          Originally posted by sarahandrew View Post
          I bought Myself and Others 2 for my son but I’ve been using it for my 3yo (advanced) and 8.5yo too. My 8 yo loves to be joining in this, it’s ‘school’ that is really easy and the stories are still enjoyable for her. Another child her age might be bored, but we are all finding it fun to do together. The only child who resists coming to the table is the 6yo who it is intended for! But he’s pretty happy while we are actually learning.
          Ha! This would be us!
          Christine

          (2019/2020)
          DD1 8/23/09 - SC5/6
          DS2 9/1/11 - SC3,4, 5/6 combo
          DD3 2/9/13 -SC2 to start, MP1 second semester

          Previous Years
          DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4’
          DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2)
          DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK)

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            #6
            Re: Social Skills for Summer

            Originally posted by Malin View Post
            Hello,
            Quick question for Social Skills series. With four kids 4-11, what level would be a good fit? Start from level one, or would that be too simplistic for the older children? Thought it would be a good summer project for our family to review basic manners together.
            Thanks!
            Malin
            Welcome, Malin! Several families begin at the beginning of Myself & Others with the older students as helper/readers. In this way you are acknowledging that they will not need everything covered in those lower levels, so they become assistant teachers.

            Later in Book One, you begin the first several chapters of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh collection. Book Two finishes remaining chapters. For this reason, Book One leads into Book Two.

            For anyone reading, Book Three similarly leads into Book Four. They share the book "Healthy, Happy Habits."

            We suggest beginning with Book One for younger students or whole families and Book Three for older students, if possible. However, any place is a good place to start!

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              #7
              Re: Social Skills for Summer

              Thank you all for your feedback!
              I will start with Book One. I think it will be a great way for the older ones to act as role models while refreshing their own manners
              Very excited to join this great forum and community!

              Blessings,
              Malin

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                #8
                Bumping this for Summer 2019 with a reminder that orders over $75 receive free shipping in June 2019.

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                  #9
                  I bought the Myself and Others 1. We will start soon. Looking over it, I honest to God think this stuff should be in the standard general core material - it's that good! I love the "helper" teacher ideas.
                  Melissa

                  DS (MP2) - 8
                  DS (MP1) - 7
                  DS (K) - 5
                  DD (Adorable distraction) 2

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by MBentley View Post
                    This stuff should be in the standard general core material - it's that good! I love the "helper" teacher ideas.
                    Good morning Melissa,

                    I'm so glad you like M&O! We agree that many students, including those without special needs, can benefit from this program. We therefore added the Books I and II Core Sets as an optional "character building supplement" to our Jr. Kindergarten curriculum.

                    HTH!
                    Michael
                    Memoria Press

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                      #11
                      I was wondering this same thing. My kids are 13, 11, 8 (close to 9) and 6.

                      I have book 1 but was wondering if it made more sense to go to book 3?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by empokorski View Post
                        I was wondering this same thing. My kids are 13, 11, 8 (close to 9) and 6.

                        I have book 1 but was wondering if it made more sense to go to book 3?
                        Hi, Erika.

                        Given your youngest's age and your oldest's needs, I would teach from Book 1. You already have it. No writing is required.

                        Book 1 could become a good 14-week introduction for the family.

                        If you would like, you might enlist any older, willing children as helpers. Help could come in the form of demonstrating the hand signals, holding the visual cue cards for you, role playing, or simply modeling quiet attention during the story.

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                          #13
                          Cheryl, would Book 1 be a good addition to a quick run-through of SC A for a 4/almost 5 year-old and his 2.5 year-old brother? Or overkill? We’re starting B in the fall, but want to hit a few things from A this summer, to kind of work into a full schedule with B. Or would you recommend waiting until next summer, between B&C?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Kimfrey View Post
                            Cheryl, would Book 1 be a good addition to a quick run-through of SC A for a 4/almost 5 year-old and his 2.5 year-old brother? Or overkill? We’re starting B in the fall, but want to hit a few things from A this summer, to kind of work into a full schedule with B. Or would you recommend waiting until next summer, between B&C?

                            Book One would be the perfect addition. The lessons in Book One are very brief.

                            We chose different books for Myself & Others than those chosen for the SC Curriculum, so you would not have overlap. Then you can save Book Two for next summer. Enjoy!

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                              #15
                              Thanks so much! ❤️

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