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SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

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    #16
    Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

    Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
    Creating Art -- you are right. Once considered but now deferred to SC 5, the heavier focus on Mesopotamia, Charlotte's Web, etc. will better match our students' minds and studies in SC 5.
    That is actually a relief! I am ok with waiting another year! It is a lovely book, but I did not think she would be ready.
    Christine

    (2018-2019)
    DD1 8/23/09 - SC4
    DS2 9/1/11 - SC2
    DD3 2/9/13 - MPK

    Previous Years
    DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3)
    DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK)
    DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others!)

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      #17
      Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

      Originally posted by Miah View Post
      I am curious approximately what MP grade level work would an SC student get to, if they finished SC12? Would there ever be another good jumping out point like SC4 to MP3?
      Hi, Miah. We are working on an SC Overview chart to show the exact progression and ending point in a full SC education. We plan to share this @ Sodalitas and make it available on the SC main page.

      We are also working on a chart to show which MP level follows each SC level. This is nearly ready, so if you have a question about a specific level, we can answer that.
      Examples:
      After SC C, proceed to either SC 1 or MP K.
      After SC 1, proceed to either SC 2 or MP 1.

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        #18
        Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

        Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
        PL Copybook is being removed from SC 3 and saved for full use in SC 4. The website does not yet reflect this, but it is changed in the new SC 3 plans that people order. If your daughter has not yet started it, she can wait. Knowing how eager she is, she may have already begun! If so, you can decide whether to wait or re-order for SC 4. (My daughter loved cursive copybooks and I knew they were good for her, so we still have stacks of completed MP Copybooks on our shelves!)
        I'm just not sure where Latin will take us! She has watched Lesson 1, 2x...(the first because I was previewing, the 2nd as her "lesson"). She's walking around the house using her new 5 words. Her brother was playing with cars and using our balance beam for the road. She walks by and says "do you know that is called "via" in Latin. She already has all 5 words mastered, on day 2. I know that as the lessons progress and more words are added, she may not keep the same pace, so we are cautiously moving faster than the SC plans. I am considering purchasing the PL plans for 2nd grade and working at that speed, unless/until I see that she is struggling. It will put is in an odd place, but again, I'll cross that bridge if/when we get to it.
        Christine

        (2018-2019)
        DD1 8/23/09 - SC4
        DS2 9/1/11 - SC2
        DD3 2/9/13 - MPK

        Previous Years
        DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3)
        DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK)
        DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others!)

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          #19
          Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

          This looks awesome! I have no idea where we'll be academically this fall or what track we'll be doing, but it's definitely a consideration for us. We won't be to MP3 by then, that's for sure.

          I really like that you are staying with NAC 2 for a second year, that makes so much sense for special needs kiddos. It's also exciting that you anticipate 12 levels!
          Susan

          2018-2019
          A (10) - Barton, R&S math 3, SC 3
          C (9) - Barton, R&S math 2, SC 3
          G (5) - Simply Classical C

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            #20
            Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

            I’ve never seen the small Rod and Staff flash cards though I do own the large ones. In my quest to make flash cards a bit more manageable around here with lots of kids at different levels, I found these flash cards and they’re amazing! They are already hole punched, come with rings and have each fact on its own heavy duty card. One side has the answers one side doesn’t.

            https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M0JHRKW?psc=1

            They have sets available for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. My kids love them too!
            (I had ordered the Flashkids cards and disliked them so much that I ordered these, now I’m drowning in flash cards &#128514

            ~Roxie
            Last edited by ARoxieL; 01-11-2018, 09:20 PM.

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              #21
              Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

              Thanks, all. We will try to sub the currently listed flash cards with a stronger alternative before SC 4's release!
              Last edited by cherylswope; 01-12-2018, 12:36 PM.

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                #22
                Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                Originally posted by ARoxieL View Post
                I’ve never seen the small Rod and Staff flash cards though I do own the large ones. In my quest to make flash cards a bit more manageable around here with lots of kids at different levels, I found these flash cards and they’re amazing! They are already hole punched, come with rings and have each fact on its own heavy duty card. One side has the answers one side doesn’t.

                https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M0JHRKW?psc=1

                They have sets available for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. My kids love them too!
                (I had ordered the Flashkids cards and disliked them so much that I ordered these, now I’m drowning in flash cards &#128514

                ~Roxie
                Just put these on my Amazon wish list! Thank 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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                  #23
                  Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                  Originally posted by ARoxieL View Post
                  I’ve never seen the small Rod and Staff flash cards though I do own the large ones. In my quest to make flash cards a bit more manageable around here with lots of kids at different levels, I found these flash cards and they’re amazing! They are already hole punched, come with rings and have each fact on its own heavy duty card. One side has the answers one side doesn’t.

                  https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M0JHRKW?psc=1

                  They have sets available for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. My kids love them too!
                  (I had ordered the Flashkids cards and disliked them so much that I ordered these, now I’m drowning in flash cards &#128514

                  ~Roxie
                  Oh man! I just put them on my wishlist too! Thanks for the great find!
                  Heidi

                  2018-19
                  dd- 3m
                  ds- SC 1
                  dd- SC B

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                    #24
                    Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                    Cheryl, can you disclose the books in the SC4 extended literature set?

                    My son has started stalling out in MP2 lit. We have completed everything up to Little House, but I can tell we are at his upper limit for now. I decided to skip Little House and jump to Beatrix Potter. Just started that series today.

                    I looked back through the SC4 booklist and it mentioned the optional lit from SC2. I remember reading those aloud back then, but forget how they're scheduled. I think using those as Readers next would be a good option for extended practice, but looking to next year I'm not sure it would be enough for the year. Maybe if I add Little House at the end of next year too?

                    But, it made me wonder what's included in the SC4 extended lit option and whether that would be an appropriate replacement for the lit books he's already read this year.

                    So, trying to figure out a good option for reading practice at his current level without trying to increase difficulty for now, but also looking at options for next year.
                    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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                      #25
                      Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                      Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                      Cheryl, can you disclose the books in the SC4 extended literature set?

                      My son has started stalling out in MP2 lit. We have completed everything up to Little House, but I can tell we are at his upper limit for now. I decided to skip Little House and jump to Beatrix Potter. Just started that series today.

                      I looked back through the SC4 booklist and it mentioned the optional lit from SC2. I remember reading those aloud back then, but forget how they're scheduled. I think using those as Readers next would be a good option for extended practice, but looking to next year I'm not sure it would be enough for the year. Maybe if I add Little House at the end of next year too?

                      But, it made me wonder what's included in the SC4 extended lit option and whether that would be an appropriate replacement for the lit books he's already read this year.

                      So, trying to figure out a good option for reading practice at his current level without trying to increase difficulty for now, but also looking at options for next year.
                      You mean what are the Sc2 Extended Lit Readers?

                      Nate The Great
                      Amelia Bedelia
                      Frog and Toad Are Friends
                      The Boxcar Children

                      I can’t remember which order they are scheduled but I think it is in the order I just listed (?). Anyway, if you want to use them for readers you can read them in any order. Though I would not recommend trying to use The Boxcar Children as a reader. It’s a little more daunting (fewer pictures, longer chapters).

                      Cheryl has hinted to me that I own some SC4 extended readers (I am supplementing my son’s reading too) and his list looks like this:

                      Frog and Toad Together (Lobel)
                      Owl at Home (Lobel)
                      Hill of Fire (Lewis)
                      Pompeii: Buried Alive! (Kunhardt)
                      Titanic: Lost and Found (Donnelly)
                      The Big Balloon Race (Coerr)
                      Mouse Tales (Lobel)
                      Daniel's Duck (Bulla)
                      The Fire Cat (Averill)
                      Greg's Microscope (Selsam/Lobel)
                      Frog and Toad All Year (Lobel)
                      The Sword in the Tree (Bulla)
                      Clara and the Bookwagon (Levinson)
                      The Long Way to a New Land (Sandin)
                      The Long Way Westward (Sandin — Part II, trains feature prominently)
                      Riding the Pony Express (Bulla)

                      No idea how many of these are actually on the SC4 list (since there are quite a few) but My Guy is enjoying himself. Look at your library’s catalog system or go to Amazon. Every one of these books (except maybe one or two of the Bulla books) are cheap and easy to find.
                      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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                        #26
                        Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                        Colomama! Good to hear from you. How are you feeling? All healed up?

                        This is our list, but any of Anita's will help.

                        In SC 4 I focused more on "boy" stories. See what you think:

                        SC 2 or 3:
                        Frog and Toad Are Friends
                        Amelia Bedelia
                        Nate the Great
                        Boxcar Children


                        SC 4:
                        The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto
                        The Long Way to a New Land
                        Greg’s Microscope
                        Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler
                        The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
                        Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

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                          #27
                          Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                          I think I already have most of the books on both of your lists. Yay!

                          We spent the last 2 days in his ASD evaluation. Should have an answer by Valentine's day. They recommended genetic testing, any thoughts on that from you guys?

                          My next surgery is scheduled for Monday...at 230. Prayers for a successful surgery and quick recovery are needed. Also, that I don't starve or get hangry too bad as I go all day without eating.
                          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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                            #28
                            Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                            Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                            I think I already have most of the books on both of your lists. Yay!

                            We spent the last 2 days in his ASD evaluation. Should have an answer by Valentine's day. They recommended genetic testing, any thoughts on that from you guys?

                            My next surgery is scheduled for Monday...at 230. Prayers for a successful surgery and quick recovery are needed. Also, that I don't starve or get hangry too bad as I go all day without eating.
                            Prayers indeed!
                            Christine

                            (2018-2019)
                            DD1 8/23/09 - SC4
                            DS2 9/1/11 - SC2
                            DD3 2/9/13 - MPK

                            Previous Years
                            DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3)
                            DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK)
                            DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others!)

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                              #29
                              Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                              That IS a long time to be fasting! Prayer for the surgery, your healing, and for the upcoming reports. A big month ahead. Keep us posted.
                              Last edited by cherylswope; 01-19-2018, 03:42 PM.

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                                #30
                                Re: SC Level 4: Book List, Comparison of SC 4 vs. MP, Tips to Transition to MP

                                Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                                We spent the last 2 days in his ASD evaluation. Should have an answer by Valentine's day. They recommended genetic testing, any thoughts on that from you guys?
                                Some good questions to ask:
                                --What are some of the things you would be looking for?
                                --How might the results impact his treatment?

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