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    Prairie School SC3

    A question. I had meant to ask before the release of the new 2nd grade guides, but in SC3, there is no teacher manual for Prairie School. I actually did not purchase the teacher’s guides for the writing, and I am regretting that. I was wondering how this is addressed in SC3? I am sure the answers are straightforward, but again that is what I thought with the writing guide. I am just wondering the thought process that went into Prairie School prior to the new guides. I know earlier in the year the full 2nd grade guide would need to have been purchased. Also, any thoughts on the 2nd grade literature dictionary?
    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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    Re: Prairie School SC3

    I love the dictionary. We use it every day. It only includes the vocabulary from the reader workbooks. My son still struggles with alphabetization and this helps with it. A must purchase imho.

    I very rarely use the TG with the workbooks. I can't think of the last time I pulled one out, honestly.
    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: Prairie School SC3

      Hi, ladies! SC 3 is using only Prairie School, so we did not require the Lit Dictionary for SC 3; however, as Colomama says, it is a great little resource.

      It comes as part of the SC 4 Core, because we will be using three bigger MP 2 literature selections in SC 4. Rather than create our own SC Lit Dictionary for those three selections, we decided to include the nice, little existing MP Lit Dictionary. This not only allows parents to buy ONE little dictionary for both MP 2 and SC 4, but if the student is later able to read the other MP 2 Lit selections, he will have the accompanying dictionary entries at his fingertips.

      And for anyone who is wondering, we will be using the new MP 2 Lit Guides in SC 4. Those new MP 2 guides now include Pre-Reading and Post-Reading exercises with phonics lessons built right in! This is similar to our approach in SC More Storytime, where the phonics lessons correlate with meaning to the story.

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        Re: Prairie School SC3

        Which literature will be in SC4? And is SC4 equivalent to 2nd grade or 3rd grade (I was really hoping it was 3rd so Clara would only be a year behind!)? Oh, and is there a book list for SC4? I cannot seem to find one anywhere so I could just be missing it.
        JeJe Greer
        Mom to:
        Stella (6M in 2018-2019)
        Clara (SC3 in 2018-2019)

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          #5
          Re: Prairie School SC3

          Hi, JeJe. SC 4 is a blend of MP 2 and 3. We may have a book list for you this week.

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            Re: Prairie School SC3

            I should probably just get over the grade thing. If Clara continues with SC will she be able to graduate with SC12? I realize that this is a long time away, but she wants to be a veterinarian so she will need to go to college. If it takes her until she's 25 to get in that will be fine. We'll get to keep her with us longer. 😊
            JeJe Greer
            Mom to:
            Stella (6M in 2018-2019)
            Clara (SC3 in 2018-2019)

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              Re: Prairie School SC3

              We will try to have a handy chart available by Sodalitas with the overall course to graduation. This will include optional transitions to (full or adapted) MP along the way.

              With a view to being a veterinarian, she will want to keep her maths and sciences at as high a level as she can, even if only through audio books and lectures, as she works on strengthening her other areas. If she can volunteer weekly with a good vet beginning age 14 or so, the experience may help motivate her or even help compensate for any remaining weaker areas. Just a thought!

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                Re: Prairie School SC3

                I'm really chomping at the bit for the booklist too.

                From what I've gathered from posts...
                Greek myths are introduced, but not with dAulaires.
                Math would be second part of R&S grade 2
                Science is mammals, but not the full mammals set from grade 3
                Writing will move past composing a good sentence to combining sentences into a good paragraph.
                The literature will be 3 or 4 books from grade 2 and 3, but will not include Prairie School (for sure) Beatrix Potter books or Animal Folktales (I think)
                Latin will be Prima Latina covered entirely in one year so that Latina Christiana can begin in SC 5.

                That's what I've gathered from various forms posts.
                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: Prairie School SC3

                  Originally posted by jejegreer View Post
                  I should probably just get over the grade thing. If Clara continues with SC will she be able to graduate with SC12? I realize that this is a long time away, but she wants to be a veterinarian so she will need to go to college. If it takes her until she's 25 to get in that will be fine. We'll get to keep her with us longer. 😊
                  This is medicine to my heart this morning. Thank you for saying it. ❤️
                  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: Prairie School SC3

                    Originally posted by howiecram View Post
                    Also, any thoughts on the 2nd grade literature dictionary?
                    Chiming in on the dictionary. We love love love it. We're only on week 2 of MP2, but my daughter asks every day if we get to use the dictionary. She struggled to come up with concise definitions in Story Time Treasures. She's a wordsmith for sure; she knows all the meanings but wants to write the shortest sentence possible. With the dictionary she gets to tell me what she thinks the word means, look it up, be proud that she already knew it, then copy down the well-written and concise answer. So many wins.

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