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    Just started working through SC3 and I have a question...

    In the lesson plans for Tuesday, it says for SC Spelling 2, week 1 to do Sound Boxes and Tracing Tuesday. What are Sound Boxes?

    Also, SC Spelling 2 starts with short a and FSR Book E begins with long a. Is that right or did I get something confused?

    Thank you
    Debbie
    Mom to DS 24, DD23 (w/SIL, GS3, GD1), DD15, DD13, DD11(special needs), DS10, DD8, DS5, DD2

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    Re: Just started working through SC3 and I have a question...

    Another question. I the SCwriting book 2 it has the sentence "Columbus discovered the new world." and the question, " Who discovered
    the New World?"

    Is new world to be capitalized or not?
    Debbie
    Mom to DS 24, DD23 (w/SIL, GS3, GD1), DD15, DD13, DD11(special needs), DS10, DD8, DS5, DD2

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      #3
      Re: Just started working through SC3 and I have a question...

      Thank you, Debbie.

      Regarding spelling, do not feel as though you need to match FSR E with SC Spelling. We begin with CVC in Spelling Two for 1) review and 2) to learn the patterns.

      "Sound boxes" refer to Elkonin boxes described in the Phonics A to Z book.

      Google "Elkonin sound boxes" and try them initially. If you think these will be helpful, feel free to continue using them with the spelling words.

      Regarding New World, yes please capitalize. We will make the change. Thank you!

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        Re: Just started working through SC3 and I have a question...

        Off topic, but does anyone else feel ambivalence with teaching about Columbus? The man was a genocidal slave owner who never set foot on a western continent. Archeological evidence shows multiple Norse settlements dated to hundreds of years before him, but we still teach our kids he was first and usually in a way that makes him a massive hero. (I am a similar ray of sunshine at Thanksgiving.) I agree it is important to know about him, as he started the continual European occupation of the western hemisphere, but I do feel a lot of ambivalence with toward how it is taught to kids.
        Miah - married to Warcabbage, 3 boys, BS in social work, AS in Electrical Engineering Technology

        Evulcarrot - 18, freshman in college, Medical Technology , mild autism
        Battlebroccoli - 17, lives with grandma, attends a special high school program part time
        Doomsprout - 10, highly verbal moderate autism, anxiety, motor delays, sensory processing issues - SC 4 with R&S 4

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          Re: Just started working through SC3 and I have a question...

          Originally posted by Miah View Post
          Off topic, but does anyone else feel ambivalence with teaching about Columbus? The man was a genocidal slave owner who never set foot on a western continent. Archeological evidence shows multiple Norse settlements dated to hundreds of years before him, but we still teach our kids he was first and usually in a way that makes him a massive hero. (I am a similar ray of sunshine at Thanksgiving.) I agree it is important to know about him, as he started the continual European occupation of the western hemisphere, but I do feel a lot of ambivalence with toward how it is taught to kids.
          If Columbus bothers you, don't teach him. Or teach him the way you want him taught. Your school, your students, your call.
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          “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: Just started working through SC3 and I have a question...

            I think you need to teach Columbus in a way that is comfortable to you and age-appropriate for your student. That is one reason you homeschool, right? For the flexibility in the way your students are indoctrinated. I don't believe young children need more than the recognition of Columbus' role in sailing to America. For primary students, that is enough. When I taught Columbus to 5th graders, I focused on the bravery it took for someone to get in a little boat and sail into an ocean with no end in sight. At that age, I did mention the controversy about Columbus' practices regarding slavery, but we didn't dwell on it.

            Tanya

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