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    2016: Sc 2 & 3

    This is the official announcement:

    We hope to release both Simply Classical Curriculum Level 2 and Simply Classical Curriculum Level 3 in 2016.

    SC 2: Comprehension, Calculations, & Character (by springtime)

    SC 3: Literature, Latin, & Liberty (by the MP summer conference)


    Rather than traveling to the large conventions this year, I'll be home writing, writing, writing.

    Prayers appreciated for this undertaking. We want to keep our mom-teachers fully equipped to continue their efforts!

    Cheryl

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    Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

    Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
    This is the official announcement:

    We hope to release both Simply Classical Curriculum Level 2 and Simply Classical Curriculum Level 3 in 2016.

    SC 2: Comprehension, Calculations, & Character (by springtime)

    SC 3: Literature, Latin, & Liberty (by the MP summer conference)


    Rather than traveling to the large conventions this year, I'll be home writing, writing, writing.

    Prayers appreciated for this undertaking. We want to keep our mom-teachers fully equipped to continue their efforts!

    Cheryl
    Applause applause applause!!!!!

    I am knighting myself a lowly water-cup giver-outer and cheerleader as you run this marathon. Prayers are a given ;D Very, very exciting!!!!
    Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
    Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
    Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
    Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

    “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
    ~Pope St John Paul II

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      #3
      Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

      I will be praying. This is wonderful news!! Thank you for blessing us all with your love and hard work.

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        #4
        Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

        Cue the hallelujah choir! So excited. My oldest will be ready, fingers crossed, for SC2 in the fall.

        Also so excited that we get a two-Fer with sc3 in the same year. Yay! We're starting rod and staff grade 1 workbook 2 when we start back up after break. So, sc3 math in the fall will be great timing.
        Married to DH for 13 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

        DS10- Simply Classical 4 / Grade 3 Classic Core,
        DD8- Grade 2 Classic Core,
        DD 6- Classic Core Kindergarten

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          #5
          Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

          I'm so excited & grateful! I will be praying & thinking of you often.

          Heather

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            #6
            Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

            Yay, Cheryl! Thanks so very much! I can't wait to see them both, even though we will just be ready for level 2 next year. I love the names too!

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              #7
              Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

              I am so excited to hear more about SC 3. What age or grade range would it be for?

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                Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                Originally posted by scampbell2003 View Post
                I am so excited to hear more about SC 3. What age or grade range would it be for?
                SC 3 is still "under construction." However, I can tell you that the built-in customization options within SC 2 and SC 3 will cause these next two levels to span a wider skill range than previous levels.

                The progression for SC Levels 1, 2, and 3 looks like this:

                SC 1: Sentences, Sums, and Stories
                Skill level ages 5-6
                This level targets students who meet readiness criteria for learning to read (e.g., phonological awareness or "ear training"), such as those taught in Readiness Levels A, B, and C. SC Student Level 1 focuses on the more specific skills of teaching the student to read, to begin arithmetic, and to become a "student." We include the comfort and hope of the Holy Scriptures, biblical literacy with stories, and "Wonder, Beauty, and Imagination" with literature, poetry, music, and art.


                SC 2: Comprehension, Calculations, and Character
                Skill level ages 6-8
                The student possesses early reading skills but needs continued work in oral reading, both decoding and fluency, along with arithmetic, formal (oral) spelling, and early writing. Literature studies include SC StoryTime Treasures for reading, speaking, and writing exercises. The posted SC 2 book list reveals more. Tanya says this will be available for pre-order soon.


                SC 3: Literature, Latin, and Liberty
                Skill level ages 7-9
                Inching forward in skill development while embracing entirely new content (e.g., American history and Latin), this level provides the rich content so many of our children enjoy, while maintaining the incremental approach to reading, speaking, and writing. We hope to post a book list in the next month or two. This is intended to be available by the MP summer conference.


                Built-in Customization
                Both SC 2 and SC 3 offer options for individualizing, such as extended literature selections for more advanced readers and "5th-day Customization." SC 2 and SC 3 are created as 4-day plans for those students who can manage only 4 days; however, a 5th day provides two additional options. Following the 5th-day "Review" plans, a student can receive weekly review in any area he needs. Following the alternative 5th-day "Delve Deeply" plans, the more advanced student can explore skills and content at a higher level.

                Note: EVERY SC 2 Curriculum Guide and SC 3 Curriculum Guide will include ALL options, so the parent or teacher can easily select whichever the student needs for any given week, subject, or level.






                More than ages ...
                In many ways, I wish we did not need to place an "age" on the levels, because these programs offer a progression in skills, knowledge, and maturity regardless of chronological age.

                For example, a parent of a 7-year-old child with Down syndrome might begin with Level A, even though Level A says "age or skill level 2-3 years." The Level A oral language skills (if only receptive) are important before proceeding with subsequent levels. Similarly, many of the pre-reading skills, behavior skills, and fine-motor skills addressed in Readiness Levels B or C are highly recommended before Student Level 1, even if the child is older.

                But I understand it can be helpful to know approximately which skill level each program covers!



                I hope that helps -

                Cheryl

                ClassicalSpecialNeeds.com

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                  Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                  Thank you! You are amazing! Yes I was just looking at a general idea. My son would be all over the place so I love that we can customize. I see him making great progress during our school time but when he spells or writes on his own it's discouraging to me because it seems like he has forgotten a lot of what he has learned.

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                    Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                    Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
                    ...SC 2: Comprehension, Calculations, and Character
                    Skill level ages 6-8
                    The student possesses early reading skills but needs continued work in oral reading, both decoding and fluency, along with arithmetic, formal (oral) spelling, and early writing. Literature studies include SC StoryTime Treasures for reading, speaking, and writing exercises. The posted SC 2 book list reveals more. Tanya says this will be available for pre-order soon.

                    SC 3: Literature, Latin, and Liberty
                    Skill level ages 7-9
                    Inching forward in skill development while embracing entirely new content (e.g., American history and Latin), this level provides the rich content so many of our children enjoy, while maintaining the incremental approach to reading, speaking, and writing. We hope to post a book list in the next month or two. This is intended to be available by the MP summer conference.

                    Built-in Customization
                    Both SC 2 and SC 3 offer options for individualizing, such as extended literature selections for more advanced readers and "5th-day Customization." SC 2 and SC 3 are created as 4-day plans for those students who can manage only 4 days; however, a 5th day provides two additional options. Following the 5th-day "Review" plans, a student can receive weekly review in any area he needs. Following the alternative 5th-day "Delve Deeply" plans, the more advanced student can explore skills and content at a higher level.

                    Note: EVERY SC 2 Curriculum Guide and SC 3 Curriculum Guide will include ALL options, so the parent or teacher can easily select whichever the student needs for any given week, subject, or level.

                    More than ages ...
                    In many ways, I wish we did not need to place an "age" on the levels, because these programs offer a progression in skills, knowledge, and maturity regardless of chronological age.

                    For example, a parent of a 7-year-old child with Down syndrome might begin with Level A, even though Level A says "age or skill level 2-3 years." The Level A oral language skills (if only receptive) are important before proceeding with subsequent levels. Similarly, many of the pre-reading skills, behavior skills, and fine-motor skills addressed in Readiness Levels B or C are highly recommended before Student Level 1, even if the child is older.

                    But I understand it can be helpful to know approximately which skill level each program covers!

                    Cheryl
                    I am excited about several aspects here. The incremental approach makes me HAPPY as we would be left in the dust on a more typical pace. However, having said that, the pace we have set since we started and the speed we are picking up is encouraging. So I like that there is a "fast" and "slow" option.

                    The four-day schedule option will also be a great relief on the weeks that we just can't cut it. Try as we might, there are some weeks when nothing I do is going to make my kids able to attend to school the way they should. On those weeks we end up taking Friday's work and completing it on the following Monday. My babies are just fried and need to decompress and self-regulate. But I like having the *option* of another day when they're feeling spirited. Taking a day to review will also be a huge benefit when we get deeper into more challenging subjects like reading comprehension. So thankful you included those. Greatly appreciated.

                    As for the "age gauge"... I love that my oldest has picked up so much so quickly from SC. But it's sometimes disheartening to know that he is almost 8 and doing 4-6-year-old work. I know where we are is where we are so I try not to take it hard -- especially when I review how far he's come in such a short time (this is a child who has been speaking for less than 3 years -- I should cut us both a break, right?!) Thank you for clarifying that an age-range is not always linear Nice to hear.
                    Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
                    Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
                    Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
                    Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

                    “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
                    ~Pope St John Paul II

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                      Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                      I'm having a brain fart, are read alouds part of the grade level enrichment or are they part of the core curriculum? I'll have three cores next year, I was planning on doing k enrichment for everyone. I know SCB has a set of read alouds and so does k, but trying to figure out SC2 read alouds. Do I need those too?
                      Married to DH for 13 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

                      DS10- Simply Classical 4 / Grade 3 Classic Core,
                      DD8- Grade 2 Classic Core,
                      DD 6- Classic Core Kindergarten

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                        Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                        Yup

                        http://forum.memoriapress.com/attach...7&d=1447691385

                        Well, I guess they would be "optional" since they aren't listed in the Core Curriculum box and SC Story Time Treasures are where the "work" is for your SC2 student. But the SC2 readalouds overlap more with MP1 than MPK (if you're planning on just one batch of read-alouds for use with everyone). I'm planning on buying them because they look like so much fun (and because I have at least two future students who will be using them) but you could check them out at the library just as easily, I suppose.

                        EDIT: my kids need a TON of remediation and exposure since their weak areas are comprehension and larger concepts. So I am reading aloud and teaching just about everything I can get my hands on! LOL! The Level A books have been just as beneficial for (and loved by) my children as the SC1 selections. So we are in a bit of a different boat, teaching-wise. Just keep that in mind when I answer questions sometimes! HA!
                        Last edited by Anita; 01-19-2016, 06:38 AM.
                        Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
                        Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
                        Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
                        Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

                        “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
                        ~Pope St John Paul II

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                          #13
                          Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                          Read Alouds are for enrichment. I would pick a level and combine children for the book and discusions, activities and crafts! The science and social studies are based off the Read Aloud theme so you can do those subjects together as well just leveling them according to their grades/needs.

                          Blessings,
                          Michelle T

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                            #14
                            Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                            Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                            are read alouds part of the grade level enrichment or are they part of the core curriculum? I'll have three cores next year, I was planning on doing k enrichment for everyone. I know SCB has a set of read alouds and so does k, but trying to figure out SC2 read alouds. Do I need those too?
                            Good question. If you have time to include them, it would be beneficial.

                            Unlike the typical MP Core, in SC 2 the read-alouds are linked directly to writing. Your lesson plans include teaching from Simply Classical Writing: Step-by-Step Sentences, Read-Aloud Edition. This new writing program combines copybook, grammar, and composition in repetitive, predictable, multi-sensory exercises drawn from the read-aloud for each week. The SC 2 read-aloud set combines fiction and non-fiction for vocabulary and concept development. Sentences come from the read-aloud books.


                            However, if you do not have time to include them, we do have a back-up!


                            You could teach writing from the companion Simply Classical Writing: Step-by-Step Sentences, Bible Story Edition. We gathered these comparable exercises from A Child's Garden of Bible Stories, which you'll already have from both SC B and SC 2.

                            If, for some reason, you prefer a different version of Bible stories, the exercises are titled each week by topic, so you can teach from any collection. They will progress through the Scriptural accounts. For example, "Eden," "Abraham," "Moses."


                            An aside to our friend Anita - with your Winston, I would teach from both, if you can. I think the integration of content will reinforce his attention to detail and strengthen overall comprehension, while you improve his writing skills throughout this level.


                            And an aside to scampbell2003 - definitely not all me - this has been such a team effort! We're all breaking new ground here. Many hands, hearts, and minds contribute to every level!



                            Back to Colomama's question ...
                            We'll try to post an updated SC 2 book list soon, so you can see the optional supplements.

                            Thanks-
                            Cheryl

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                              #15
                              Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                              An aside to our friend Anita - with your Winston, I would teach from both, if you can. I think the integration of content will reinforce his attention to detail and strengthen overall comprehension, while you improve his writing skills throughout this level.
                              Oh, I am buying all the books and teaching it ALL! I'm *afraid* to leave something out. If it takes longer, it takes longer. We go at our own pace. (Trying to get used to that; don't let my confident tone fool you!)
                              Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
                              Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
                              Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
                              Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

                              “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
                              ~Pope St John Paul II

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