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    #16
    Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

    Originally posted by Anita View Post
    We go at our own pace. (Trying to get used to that; don't let my confident tone fool you!)

    My children and I are studying through the Holy Scriptures at a weekly adult class. We're in the book of Joshua right now.

    This verse stayed with me. For you this morning:


    Have not I commanded thee?
    Be strong and of a good courage;
    be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:
    for the Lord thy God is with thee
    whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua 1:9



    None of this is easy.

    With prayer for you and all four of your children -

    Cheryl

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      #17
      Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

      Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
      My children and I are studying through the Holy Scriptures at a weekly adult class. We're in the book of Joshua right now.

      This verse stayed with me. For you this morning:


      Have not I commanded thee?
      Be strong and of a good courage;
      be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:
      for the Lord thy God is with thee
      whithersoever thou goest.

      Joshua 1:9



      None of this is easy.

      With prayer for you and all four of your children -

      Cheryl
      Oh my goodness, thank you so much. Today is a hard day. The kids are great today. Just a lot of weighty decisions being made. This came at a great time And so did our memory verse from SC1

      The Lord will fight for you.
      Exodus 14:14

      Big hugs.
      Boy Wonder: 12, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
      Joy Bubble: 10, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
      Snuggly Cowboy: 8, Seton and MP Electives
      The Comedian: 4, Seton/MP Pre-K, though she’ll probably zoom through that in a week.

      “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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        #18
        Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

        Wow, wow, wow. This is great. I know I have some of the grade 1 books, I just need to see how many. I love the options.

        So impressed with MP
        Married to DH for 14 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

        DS11- Simply Classical 5/6
        DD9- Simply Classical 5/6 (neurotypical, but schooling with big brother to save mom's sanity)
        DD 6- Classic Core First Grade

        We've completed:
        Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
        Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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          #19
          Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

          I'm really trying not to be daft here... in the other SC curriculums there is a read aloud set for purchase and a science enrichment set for purchase in addition to the main curriculum items. In the SC2 it seems that science and traditional read alouds are combined on one list that would equal one book per week. That's what originally led to my question about their necessity; up to this point the science has always been optional.

          My guess, with Cheryl's response, is that the book list will grow much longer with all of the amazing options for customization that they have come up with.

          Now to decide which option is best for us. I always error with doing too much and eventually fall off the wagon when I/ we can't keep up. Love the customization, just fearful all the new options may be overwhelming.
          Married to DH for 14 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

          DS11- Simply Classical 5/6
          DD9- Simply Classical 5/6 (neurotypical, but schooling with big brother to save mom's sanity)
          DD 6- Classic Core First Grade

          We've completed:
          Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
          Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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            #20
            Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

            Originally posted by Colomama View Post
            I'm really trying not to be daft here... in the other SC curriculums there is a read aloud set for purchase and a science enrichment set for purchase in addition to the main curriculum items. In the SC2 it seems that science and traditional read alouds are combined on one list that would equal one book per week. That's what originally led to my question about their necessity; up to this point the science has always been optional.

            My guess, with Cheryl's response, is that the book list will grow much longer with all of the amazing options for customization that they have come up with.

            Now to decide which option is best for us. I always error with doing too much and eventually fall off the wagon when I/ we can't keep up. Love the customization, just fearful all the new options may be overwhelming.
            Not to worry, Colomama. The read-aloud sets will be optional supplements, as usual. You can purchase them separately, or you can ignore them altogether and proceed with your plan to combine all of your children in K Enrichment with the MP K read-alouds. If you did not teach from the SC 2 read-alouds, you could simply substitute SC Writing, Bible Story Edition.

            No further books needed.


            Also, the other aspects of customization are simple:
            1. Review on Fridays, or
            2. Delve Deeply on Fridays, or
            3. Ignore the Friday lessons altogether.

            No additional books are needed for any of these options.


            The only customization necessitating more books is Extended Literature. (This was in response to Lillian's good suggestion.) This set will be offered as a separate, optional supplement of four inexpensive paperbacks for students to read. You might not need these.


            Wait for the final book list, so you can see the overall plan. We should be able to post this soon.

            When you focus on Bible, phonics, arithmetic, cursive, and writing, you will have a full SC 2 core without needing to worry about over-committing. (Btw, you're not being daft; you're being wise! You want to create a realistic, teachable plan for your own situation.)


            I think everything will become more clear when SC 2 has its own webpage.


            I hope that helps for now -

            Cheryl

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              #21
              Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

              Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
              Not to worry, Colomama. The read-aloud sets will be optional supplements, as usual. You can purchase them separately, or you can ignore them altogether and proceed with your plan to combine all of your children in K Enrichment with the MP K read-alouds. If you did not teach from the SC 2 read-alouds, you could simply substitute SC Writing, Bible Story Edition.

              No further books needed.


              Also, the other aspects of customization are simple:
              1. Review on Fridays, or
              2. Delve Deeply on Fridays, or
              3. Ignore the Friday lessons altogether.

              No additional books are needed for any of these options.


              The only customization necessitating more books is Extended Literature. (This was in response to Lillian's good suggestion.) This set will be offered as a separate, optional supplement of four inexpensive paperbacks for students to read. You might not need these.


              Wait for the final book list, so you can see the overall plan. We should be able to post this soon.

              When you focus on Bible, phonics, arithmetic, cursive, and writing, you will have a full SC 2 core without needing to worry about over-committing. (Btw, you're not being daft; you're being wise! You want to create a realistic, teachable plan for your own situation.)


              I think everything will become more clear when SC 2 has its own webpage.


              I hope that helps for now -

              Cheryl
              This is why I love SC (and MP!) No one ever suggests that someone is a "bad teacher" for doing what's doable for their child. It's a great stress-reliever!

              BTW: we are on Week 8 of SC1. All three of my kids had a blast just now jumping from circle-to-circle from "at", "an" and "am" whenever I called out a word with those combinations. They are getting quite good!
              Last edited by Anita; 01-20-2016, 10:09 AM.
              Boy Wonder: 12, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
              Joy Bubble: 10, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
              Snuggly Cowboy: 8, Seton and MP Electives
              The Comedian: 4, Seton/MP Pre-K, though she’ll probably zoom through that in a week.

              “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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                #22
                Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                Cheryl, all this sounds just fantastic! I love the curriculum, and my boys are learning and doing well with it. I like the extended literature list for the child to read; however, I just wanted to say that what I meant was a set of more books for Mom to read aloud. It looks like those will be built in, though. Thanks so much!

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                  #23
                  Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                  We'll be doing SC2 for reading and writing and then jumping to SC3 for math, yet sticking with the original plan of k read aloud and enrichment. But, I reserve the right to totally alter all those plans once the final SC2 web page posts!

                  Traditionally, latin is begun in second grade and I see it's part of the title for SC3.

                  Two questions: are you writing a special latin program for SC or using Prima with modifications? I ask because I have all of Prima except the dvd's and was curious if I should get them.

                  2) I have a very quick 5 year old who loves learning. My original plan was to delay latin for the oldest until #2 was ready so that I could teach them together. Two birds with one stone. Do you think I should continue to wait or do you think they could start next fall or winter? I'm a total latin virgin so we'll all be learning together either way (hence I'm wanting to buy the dvd's). #2 will be doing the traditional k core.

                  If that forces you to give more away than you want, i'll just bide my time until the book lists post
                  Married to DH for 14 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

                  DS11- Simply Classical 5/6
                  DD9- Simply Classical 5/6 (neurotypical, but schooling with big brother to save mom's sanity)
                  DD 6- Classic Core First Grade

                  We've completed:
                  Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
                  Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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                    #24
                    Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                    Latin begins Week 18 of SC 3. You'll need these resources:

                    Prima Latina Student Book
                    Prima Latina Teacher Manual
                    Prima Latina CD
                    Prima Latina DVD
                    Lingua Angelica CD
                    Prima Latina Copybook


                    The good news is that you will need all of these for SC 4 too, so you will get extra use of everything.

                    I would wait to combine the two children when you reach SC 3, if you can. You'll want both children to know English phonics firmly, and I think you will want the modified lesson plans that will accompany SC 3.

                    If you plan to attend the MP conference, the SC Prima plans should be ready then! You could take the Prima teacher training class, if you wanted to feel even more equipped when you begin.


                    Thanks-
                    Cheryl


                    ClassicalSpecialNeeds.com

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                      #25
                      Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                      If you plan to attend the MP conference, the SC Prima plans should be ready then! You could take the Prima teacher training class, if you wanted to feel even more equipped when you begin.

                      Will the Prima training be available for download for those of us who cannot travel?
                      Boy Wonder: 12, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
                      Joy Bubble: 10, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
                      Snuggly Cowboy: 8, Seton and MP Electives
                      The Comedian: 4, Seton/MP Pre-K, though she’ll probably zoom through that in a week.

                      “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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                        #26
                        Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                        Anita,

                        We'll do our best to make that happen! We got a fairly good recording of First Form Latin two years ago, so it's possible!

                        Tanya

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                          #27
                          Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                          Originally posted by Anita View Post
                          Will the Prima training be available for download for those of us who cannot travel?
                          Even if you cannot obtain the training, you will have the CD, DVD, and clear lesson plans. You can definitely do this, Anita.

                          Teaching modified Latin with extra practice, built-in multisensory exercises, and frequent review will offer benefits to the first-time or older Latin teacher, just as the slower pace helps the struggling student! (Speaking from experience....☺)

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                            #28
                            Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                            Ha! Thank you both. Phonics, math, science, writing, even reading comprehension do not phase me much. I know we will do well. Latin? *gulp*

                            But I trust the SC plan. Everything has been so well-developed with the home-educator in mind -- I know we will do fine.

                            Now -- getting out of cold clothes and into a warm chair (with a warm cat) to finish reading a wonderful book and perhaps a nap It's a good day to be snowed in.
                            Boy Wonder: 12, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
                            Joy Bubble: 10, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
                            Snuggly Cowboy: 8, Seton and MP Electives
                            The Comedian: 4, Seton/MP Pre-K, though she’ll probably zoom through that in a week.

                            “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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                              #29
                              Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                              Morning

                              I don't really know where to put this, so I'll post it here. My children have problems with pronouns (particularly he vs she); them, they, we, I, me, mine are all problem areas. These are coming along -- I've seen an increase in accuracy in the last several months, especially in the last several weeks -- but I'd like to know if there is a plan to particularly target these areas in SC2 (this may already be part of SC1, we just haven't encountered it yet).

                              My children learn particularly well through reading, so I infer a lot of this will be addressed and reinforced as we move along the path to true literacy. As it stands now, I "recast" whenever pronouns come up (as per our SLP recommendations) and I ask, "Is that a boy or a girl? Oh -- a boy! So we say 'he'..." in order to clarify. So work is being done (frequently).

                              Advice?
                              Boy Wonder: 12, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
                              Joy Bubble: 10, Seton and MP Electives (Special Needs)
                              Snuggly Cowboy: 8, Seton and MP Electives
                              The Comedian: 4, Seton/MP Pre-K, though she’ll probably zoom through that in a week.

                              “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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                                #30
                                Re: 2016: Sc 2 & 3

                                Good morning!

                                Your children seem to enjoy games, so you could create The Pronoun Game.

                                Play just before settling in for reading.

                                Have them stand side-by-side, as if on a line. Say something like this:

                                "He may take one step forward."
                                "She may take two steps forward."

                                "Next, he may take three steps forward."
                                "She may take two steps forward."
                                "They may take four steps backward."
                                (That's all. Just little bits of daily practice.) "Now he and she may join me for our story!"

                                Do this for the next week or so, until this is super-easy. Then add "it" to the row by placing an inanimate object nearby (not a stuffed animal whom they think of as 'he' or 'she'). Use a clock, book, or newspaper.

                                Eventually you can create variations of this for more pronouns.


                                Also - Play "He or She?"
                                Have them each draw on a paper plate or index card a picture of a boy. Help them write "he" beneath the boy. Do the same with a drawing of a girl and "she."

                                As you read a story, have them hold up "he" or "she" when you pause. Tally points for correct answers. When this becomes easy, do the same with "they."

                                Check with your SLP for ways she might teach these in therapy sessions. Pronoun confusion is a common issue for spectrum kiddos, so she can easily reinforce your efforts with a few minutes in her own sessions. (Teamwork with a good therapist is powerful!)


                                Thanks for the suggestion.

                                Let us know how it goes....

                                Cheryl

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