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What to do after Prairie School?

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  • jen1134
    started a topic What to do after Prairie School?

    What to do after Prairie School?

    C will finish the Literature portion of SC 3 this week or next. I don’t want him going 4-5 months without Literature work. But maybe it would be alright since he reads in his free time?

    He’s asking about Beatrix Potter (he’s able to read Little House in the Big Woods, but I don’t know if he’s ready for the older style of Potter).

    Would you proceed to SC4 Literature for the next month or two, and then take a break over the summer? Or is there something else we should do?

  • Cheryl in CA
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    Originally posted by Colomama View Post
    We're doing the Eaay Readers as a spring break read this week and next. My son is loving them. He read A Boy and His Dog last night.

    I will say, no matter how familiar your child is with listening to Beatrix Potter, those books are hard. The vocabulary is challenging
    I think a lot people see them as an easy jump because of familiarity and their cute little size. But they are hard.

    There is a set of summer readers, maybe after SC3 but maybe not until SC4. I have started my son on those as well. It's A Long Way West, Balto, Dr. Seuss, etc. Those might be another good option. I would think if you think your son can read Beatix Potter, he can read the summer readers.
    Thanks, I always wondered why Beatrix Potter was at the end of 2nd Grade Literature. That makes complete sense It's pretty easy for my kids because we have read them over and over and over again (we have taken some with us to read before speech therapy for years), so they could "read" them even without words. There were times I regretted buying the complete Beatrix Potter set at Costco, but it has paid off, LOL.

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  • Colomama
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    We're doing the Eaay Readers as a spring break read this week and next. My son is loving them. He read A Boy and His Dog last night.

    I will say, no matter how familiar your child is with listening to Beatrix Potter, those books are hard. The vocabulary is challenging
    I think a lot people see them as an easy jump because of familiarity and their cute little size. But they are hard.

    There is a set of summer readers, maybe after SC3 but maybe not until SC4. I have started my son on those as well. It's A Long Way West, Balto, Dr. Seuss, etc. Those might be another good option. I would think if you think your son can read Beatix Potter, he can read the summer readers.

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  • jen1134
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    Okay! His sister is about to start Beatrix Potter so maybe he could just do the guide orally, shifting primary focus to SC Spelling and Writing for the rest of the school year. Then he can do the Easy Readers for the summer as we continue with math. That sounds doable — thank you both!

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  • howiecram
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    I definitely like the new Easy Reader Classics! When this happened to us, we were also doing the SC3 enrichment. I just decided that team reading these was "enough" for the remainder of the year. That summer, I also asked my husband (honestly without discussing it with him first) to start reading books I handed to him to our oldest. (I read to the younger set). AS it turns out, "HE" enjoyed it throughly! I felt like this was just enough for those few months. I have personally notice, that sometimes my daughter actually needs some breaks in-between giant gains to let things "percolate". We kept up with the writing in the SC3 writing as well to keep those skills up. We had purchased both of the writing books and had dropped some of the history writing when we did Prairie School. We just picked up at the book we were on in the history. (we were diligent with the Bible edition!)

    If you are not doing the history reading, I think those Easy Readers would be great! (We just received them the mail about 10 days ago!)

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  • cherylswope
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    Easy Reader Classics? I like these for post-SC 3 reading.

    If you attempt Beatrix Potter, plan to teach and review the unfamiliar vocabulary prior to reading. His interest is a good sign that it may go well!

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