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    Read alouds in level B

    Starting to think and plan for next year...one of my kiddos will be starting SC Level B. I see it has a read aloud supplemental collection. I viewed the guide sample and it simply lists these books. I'm curious if there are discussion questions that go along with these. We're currently doing the preschool level and the books are generally discussed or used somehow in other lessons i.e. count the animals, somersault with Jack and Jill, etc.

    Trying to decide whether to get the set, my preference if they are discussed or used for activities, or wing it with library books if the order of reading isn't that important.
    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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    Re: Read alouds in level B

    For Level B, I think using the library is very cost effective. This is the 1 level where there are NO discussion questions or anything. It just says to read the book! The discussion questions pick up again in level C! I was actually a little surprised by this, but there are a lot of other things going on in Level B. I'd be interested to hear Cheryl's thoughts on the Level B read aloud, actually!

    There are a few that are scheduled for several weeks and those are included in the "package" so do make sure you buy those!

    I did end up buying all the read aloud though because we enjoy them and I have 2 that can read them. My 6 year old likes hearing them too! We don't have much of a library, so we are building it up! If I already had a nice library, I would say to use the library for sure!
    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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      #3
      Re: Read alouds in level B

      Good to know. With two other cores going, there is plenty to read aloud. If these get skipped every now and again, so be it. I'll try to do them, but they're not intrinsic to the curriculum.
      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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        #4
        Re: Read alouds in level B

        Originally posted by howiecram View Post
        ...there are a lot of other things going on in Level B.
        Yes, exactly! Howiecram figured it out. Sometimes as a mom, I find it welcoming just to read books together with my children, "no strings attached," so I thought others might too. However, I received another question about Level B read-alouds via email just this morning, so I think we should add discussion questions for those who want them.

        We can adjust this easily in the Level B Curriculum Guide, because the Level B Enrichment/Therapies box is so large. We'll simply borrow from the Enrichment/Therapies box to make room. And I love those little Level B books, so this will be fun to do.


        Btw, this morning we received another good suggestion for Level B: Add or review literature read-alouds during the weeks otherwise occupied with teaching manners and vocabulary (Weeks 18-25), so there is no absence of good literature during those weeks. We will do this too.


        We will try to send these additions as a pdf for anyone who (1) already purchased the Level B curriculum guide and (2) would like to have these upgrades.

        [I'm not sure if that muddies the waters for your decision, Colomama, but I think the additions will be helpful for those who want them!]


        Thanks to all. You conscientious early-bird SC moms strengthen everything for those who follow! Let us know if you own Level B and would like the changes sent to you. We'll work on this asap.

        Cheryl

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          #5
          Re: Read alouds in level B

          Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
          Yes, exactly! Howiecram figured it out. Sometimes as a mom, I find it welcoming just to read books together with my children, "no strings attached," so I thought others might too. However, I received another question about Level B read-alouds via email just this morning, so I think we should add discussion questions for those who want them.


          Cheryl

          I can totally understand just reading a book for fun. However, one of there reasons I chose MP over other curriculum is because I felt it gave me information that I didn't have or could present. I was SO not an Language Arts kids. I despised reading (in spite of the fact that my mother was a grammar teacher!!). She encouraged us to read, but nothing horrible, in fact I have fond memories of summers where she did ask us to read some each day. Anyway, I pretty much skim books and look for the plot and miss the fluff. Why can't you just say the sky is blue? Why do we need 5 sentences to describe this? In just a short time with MP, I have begun to "stop and smell the roses", so to speak, and the guided questions really help me see everything (really? there are 2 dogs on every page in the "Jesus is with me book" from level A? - I would never have taken the time to notice these things)

          So, thank you for including them in the future!! The read-aloud WITH questions are my K'ers favorite part of MPK! ("we get to do the questions"???) -
          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: Read alouds in level B

            I plan to order at sodalitas, but will keep my eye out for the read alouds. Hopefully, the guide will be updated by then. Anyways, special reading time with the wee-est one guarantees snuggle time and we both love it.

            Just don't let this new to-do distract you from SC2 and SC3 Will be bringing those precious things home from Sodalitas too.

            EDIT: deeply looked at that list of readalouds and realized quite a few sounded pretty familiar. Found 10 out of 17 already sitting on my kids' bookshelves. That makes this decision far far easier...I will simply order the remaining ones and check this off the list. Will wait to order the guide at Sodalitas to ensure the most updated version. Yay!
            Last edited by Colomama; 02-10-2016, 09:37 PM.
            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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              #7
              Re: Read alouds in level B

              Raising my hand to receive the supplements to Level B when they become available! I second the discussion question idea. They are sorely needed in my house, since comprehension is a big struggle. I ask my own questions of the children as we read (peppered appropriately -- who wants their story to be interrupted every paragraph? I wouldn't) but I can ALWAYS use additional help!

              Thank you!

              PS: Specifically, the comprehension questions for Level A's read-aloud "Big Dog Little Dog" were a big hit with all three children. Those seem really simple (because they are!) but Winston was excited to answer those little things -- and he never wants to answer comprehension questions! So it doesn't have to be fancy (I'm noting this for myself too!) just consistent.
              Last edited by Anita; 02-11-2016, 06:26 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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                #8
                Re: Read alouds in level B

                These Level B questions will be sent to formatting late tomorrow!

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                  #9
                  Re: Read alouds in level B

                  Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
                  These Level B questions will be sent to formatting late tomorrow!
                  *cue the marching band and the parade floats* Hooray!
                  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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