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Grade School Open House - Shared screen with speaker view
Wendy F.
42:47
So glad to hear y’all are well!
Lorrice
42:50
Thank you! And is instructor support available at any time -- if we begin a recorded course in the summer, are instructors available if we need them?
Maria C.
42:51
Are there art class in the unlimited access?
Walter Crawford
43:11
@Lorrice, yes, Instructor Access is available anytime.
Karen W
43:39
The Murder Mystery course was wonderful the last few weeks.
Aimee
49:11
My kids LOVE her classes!! She's wonderful! <3
Amanda B.
53:15
It is really hard to hear.
Karen W
53:40
Sound is clear here!
Catherine McLaughlin
53:42
It’s fine for me.
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
53:44
we are getting loud, clear audio here
Lorrice
56:55
How many students are in each grade/class?
Maureen Wittmann
57:03
10 to 25
Susie B
57:19
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Susie B
57:34
ujhnb,mk
sklingele
58:34
What would be the complementing class that older children could take with Phillip? We have middle school children as well.
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
59:27
with elementary and middle grades using the same books, how do you scale the learning for the students?
Maureen Wittmann
59:44
Phillip Campbell is teaching Medieval history live in the 2020/2021 school year if you’d like your middle or high school student to learn the same era as your grade school child at the same time.
Maureen Wittmann
01:00:46
Grade school assignments are designed so that you can adjust homework based on skill level.
Maria C.
01:00:57
is it a living book? and do you do Socratic discussion in class?
Maria C.
01:02:09
Thank you.
Catherine McLaughlin
01:02:22
Is the 2019-20 year on Ancient Civilization already available as a recorded class?
Jennifer J
01:02:56
Do you find 30 mins is enough time?
Maureen Wittmann
01:03:02
Yes. The Fall semester is ready. The spring semester will be ready July 15.
Walter Crawford
01:03:06
Does Phillip teach Middle School?
Roopa
01:03:16
I am doing program now and finished the ancient and looking to do medieval
Catherine McLaughlin
01:03:16
Yes he does.
Maureen Wittmann
01:03:17
yes
Maureen Wittmann
01:03:24
and also high school
Susan’s iPhone
01:03:53
how is it different online if we already own all 4 of the Story of Civilization
Roopa
01:04:16
I own all 4 as well
Catherine McLaughlin
01:04:26
My daughter loved the lives of the saints course
Roopa
01:05:13
hard to see this
Victoria
01:06:37
we had lots of fun with the st. joseph poem
Aimee
01:07:59
<3 <3<3 My daughter!!!
Lorrice
01:09:16
Do you provide a rubric for parents to use for grading writing assignments?
Roopa
01:09:38
is it I E W
Maureen Wittmann
01:09:43
No
Terri
01:10:03
so you aren't teaching "how to write" or writing basics?
Victoria
01:10:41
yes - 30 minutes is plenty
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
01:11:12
Student submission: how much is handwritten/drawn, and how much is typed/digital input?
sklingele
01:11:32
Is there a class for learning how to write for elementary children? How about elementary grammar?
ashley
01:12:24
Can you give the True North info again?
ashley
01:13:05
YES! We have definitely not found our rhythm in the grammar/writing arena.
Maria C.
01:13:08
what's the cost of the program for grade school?
Wendy F.
01:14:33
First Language Lessons is a wonderful grammar program for elementary students.
Maureen Wittmann
01:14:38
@ashley www.truenorthreading.com
Catherine McLaughlin
01:15:25
Wendy, I was just reading about First Language Lessons today in The Well-Trained Mind! I’m going to get the level 1 for my daughter.
Maureen Wittmann
01:16:16
@Maria C. the cost is $259 for each 13-week course live if you register by July 15.
sklingele
01:16:16
About how much time per day for assignments?
Terri
01:16:25
Reading comprension?
Aimee
01:16:37
We are about to start American history next year... would it be best to just wait for the recorded in a few years?
Maribee Kuhr
01:16:50
can you go through a typical day? what it would look like?
Jennifer J
01:16:53
if more than one student in family would like to participate, do they all enroll? If not, who presents each week?
Lorrice
01:16:55
Does HSC offer a math course for these grade levels? (or at least sixth grade)?
Kerrie W
01:16:55
Could this program be used as a supplement to other academic course work?
Terri
01:17:00
Maybe give an example of what the week would look like
Catherine McLaughlin
01:17:09
So it covers: Lit., History, Poetry, Art History, and has projects . . . do you tap into these different areas now and then throughout the weeks, but not each each one during each class?
sklingele
01:17:16
What do you do for science?
Maureen Wittmann
01:17:20
HSC offers math starting with Saxon 5/4
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
01:17:24
visually impairwhat file formats are your instructions/documents in?
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
01:17:40
what file formats, sorry.
Roopa
01:17:44
didn’t realize it offers science? what kind?
Fecundus Homeschool
01:17:55
Would you say we could do this + math and would be all set?
Maureen Wittmann
01:18:29
@Fecundus This + math +phonics (if needed)
Wendy F.
01:18:37
Catherine, I have used that program for three kids and I am currently using it with my fourth child. I have found it to be just the right balance of everything.
Fecundus Homeschool
01:18:49
Would you say we could do this + math and be all set for the semester?
Jennifer J
01:18:56
Thank you for answering. Wonderful!
Fecundus Homeschool
01:19:32
thanks!
Roopa
01:20:18
how long are the classes and is science offered and what kind?
Maureen Wittmann
01:20:36
The 2020/2021 course catalog also has all of these details. We can include a link to the catalog with our follow up email after this webinar.
sarah C
01:20:46
What is OUaTS??
Michael Beecher
01:20:50
Same as above - What kind of science is offered?
Michael Beecher
01:21:06
Thanks.
Victoria
01:21:08
haha - level one week!
Fecundus Homeschool
01:21:55
maybe it’s the battery
Terri
01:22:06
so I saw roots up--is that Latin Roots? and science also?
Maureen Wittmann
01:23:57
Terri, there are Latin and Greek roots
Jennifer J
01:25:43
Do you provide additional, supplementary videos, resources, etc. within the weekly plans?
Victoria
01:26:03
my kids enjoyed different students' insights into same materials
Aimee
01:26:11
Mine definitely love seeing their work highlighted!
Jennifer J
01:26:47
thanks.
Roopa
01:27:00
by older child you mean the 6 th grade not middle schooler?
Maribee Kuhr
01:28:01
no
Fecundus Homeschool
01:28:02
yes
Maria C.
01:28:12
yes but have not tried it yet but would want to try it
ashley
01:29:24
I need a lot of help with this book of centuries.
Roopa
01:29:57
I have this but used only a little bit
Maureen Wittmann
01:30:09
I did this with my kids and loved it. It really helped them retain their lessons.
ashley
01:30:27
Is there one you can purchase pre-made?
ashley
01:30:30
YES!
Valerie N
01:30:53
video on book of centuries would be great
Catherine McLaughlin
01:30:58
Ours looks different so far . . . basically a page for each century, and we write down the book titles/people’s names/events/poets/etc. . . and the specific year on that page of that century.
ashley
01:31:04
I agree, Valerie!
Maureen Wittmann
01:31:11
I have some free downloadable templates at maureenwittmann.com
Catherine McLaughlin
01:31:32
I think making your own gives it more flexibility for moving things around, so you’re not stuck with a particular format
ashley
01:31:57
ME!
Fecundus Homeschool
01:32:07
me!
Maribee Kuhr
01:32:09
12yr old
Monte Demick
01:32:26
Yes!
Roopa
01:32:46
pre teen
Catherine McLaughlin
01:33:08
Benefit of live vs. recorded?
sandra
01:33:34
Thanks! Sorry have to leave.
Victoria
01:33:55
you can add materials for older middle school
Roopa
01:34:18
what is the unlimited price?
Fecundus Homeschool
01:34:29
where do you recommend to look for the Roots up book? couldn’t find it in online stores (we’re in Mexico)
Maureen Wittmann
01:34:31
@Roopa $34.97/month
Maureen Wittmann
01:34:56
@Fecundus check bookfinder.com
Terri
01:35:02
do we need a separate grammar curriculum too
Roopa
01:35:07
can two kids enroll? I will have a third and fifth
Fecundus Homeschool
01:35:11
already did, no luck
Stacy S
01:35:30
Does the Unlimited Access also allow viewing the syllabus for the program?
sklingele
01:35:34
I did not catch the science answer. Is there a text used for science?
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
01:35:51
is it inadvisable to enroll siblings of similar age in the same course?
2255
01:35:59
can a child jump into year two without doing year one?
Maureen Wittmann
01:36:03
@Fecundus check homeschool used sites. Or try the Homeschool Connections Parents Facebook Group
Annette
01:36:08
If you are part of the Unlimited Access, do you have access to the Grade school program or is this a separate enrollment?
Fecundus Homeschool
01:36:23
great, thanks!
Maureen Wittmann
01:36:33
@2255 Yes! You do not need Year One to learn Year Two.
Maureen Wittmann
01:36:51
@Annette Yes, Part One is now available through UA
Kerrie W
01:37:06
Can this program be used as a supplement to academic courses currently using for these subject matters?
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
01:37:21
what is a living book?
Catherine McLaughlin
01:37:42
SO much better than a text!
Catherine McLaughlin
01:38:01
It makes it accessible
Terri
01:38:04
so you assign reading in the science living books?
Roopa
01:38:08
what were the titles again? can u send please
Catherine McLaughlin
01:38:08
AND I enjoy it so much more as well.
Valerie N
01:38:17
engage the heart, not just the mind
Jennifer J
01:38:18
So which science living books will be for this next year?
Maureen Wittmann
01:38:22
For the Love of Literature ;-)
Maribee Kuhr
01:38:54
when the whole family is doing this how does the live class work?
sklingele
01:38:59
Let us pray our libraries open again soon!
Roopa
01:39:16
have this
Terri
01:39:45
is there a list of books that we will need to purchase that we can look at before making the decision to join
Maureen Wittmann
01:40:08
@Terri Yes, the book list is in the catalog and also on the registration page.
Gerard
01:40:16
Do recorded sessions provide feedback on work?
Jennifer J
01:41:00
Yay for discounts!
Maureen Wittmann
01:41:01
:-)
Catherine McLaughlin
01:41:02
HUGE!!!!!
Victoria
01:41:05
I love how flexible this program is - level of individual students, how much you want to dive into extras, or if you miss an assignment, due to family stuff, it's not a big deal!
Aimee
01:41:08
How do we get that discount?
Terri
01:41:08
you mentioned levels just now-will there be different groups based on grade? for example, 3rd grade grouped together?
Kristi Monsour Ware
01:41:13
Do UA students get the discounts?
Valerie N
01:41:17
Will they also give the discount to folks using the recorded course w/Unlimited?
Fecundus Homeschool
01:41:20
wow! where do we find them?
Catherine McLaughlin
01:41:27
Did you say that discount is for NEWLY enrolled students?
Catherine McLaughlin
01:41:47
Would that discount apply continually?
Roopa
01:42:08
how much overall time does it take for all these subjects?
Roopa
01:42:34
I mean online how long does it take for them per day?
Amy Kopacz
01:43:26
Is the True North Reading part of Homeschool Connections?
Victoria
01:43:29
online is the class time, plus 15 minutes for quizzes
Stacy S
01:43:41
What about the four year cycle being out of order if we missed year one?
Maureen Wittmann
01:44:08
@Amy no True North Reading is not part of HSC. However, the creator of True North also created HSC’s writing program.
Karen W
01:44:11
I contacted TAN when ordering a few weeks ago to order TSOC Volume 1. We are doing Year 1 in recorded UA. No discounts.
Nancy Engelhard
01:44:56
If I want to do ancients next year, would I sign up for the unlimited access and would I only miss the live session?
Jennifer J
01:44:59
@Karen TAN offers a 40% off a few times a year to anyone.
Victoria
01:44:59
i add catechism for religion, grammar and math
Amy Kopacz
01:45:04
The sample pages are too tiny to see. Is there a way to get an enlarged sample weekly program. I want to see if my 8th grader needs more or would be covered.
Maureen Wittmann
01:45:26
@Karen they are offering the discount for the live courses.Email us for the coupon code. Also, look for their 40% off sales — TAN runs those several times a year.
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
01:45:38
amy K if you are on mobile device like me try rotating your screen
Amy Kopacz
01:45:52
Thank you for the sample page!
Roopa
01:46:28
last one online how long does the student spend in front of computer?
Nadia Smith
01:46:49
I have to go unfortunately, but thank you so much for all this information. It was very helpful! I’m so grateful for you all! God bless!
Maribee Kuhr
01:46:59
how to fit even more subjects? Feeling like there isn’t enough hrs in the day
Maureen Wittmann
01:47:59
@Maribee Fridays are free. This is based on a 4-day week.
Stacy S
01:48:03
Do we need to have done year one before joining year two?
Maribee Kuhr
01:48:09
any recommendations on how to get a flexible routine with a large family?
Maribee Kuhr
01:49:34
also does each child have their own “book of centuries”?
Melissa
01:49:55
should each child make their own BOS?
Roopa
01:50:08
what is b o s
Stacy S
01:51:43
Are teacher grades given at the end of the year?
Aimee
01:51:54
3 years of now, will we be able to get every year?
Catherine McLaughlin
01:51:55
BOC - Book of Centuries
Stacy S
01:52:08
also if using Unlimited access do we get syllubus with it?
Roopa
01:52:14
thank you so much for the information. I appreciate it. I have to go unfortunately.
Amy Kopacz
01:52:14
I have to go...but am sold:)
Victoria
01:52:36
TAN also has sales throughout the year, 40% off to general public too
Maureen Wittmann
01:54:47
:-)
Maribee Kuhr
01:55:18
are you going to cover the election?
Lorrice
01:55:56
Thoughts on jumping into the program this fall as a sixth grader?? Since we wouldn't be in the program for multiple years?
Fecundus Homeschool
01:56:20
great, thanks
Nicole Henderson
01:56:25
We are currently unlimited access users for our older children…can the grade school courses be used as a full curriculum? Or are they just supplemental classes? If so, what courses should I include on home on our own?
Fecundus Homeschool
01:56:36
yes, I’m on the group, I’ll try that
Fecundus Homeschool
01:56:45
definitely
sarah C
01:57:00
what is the cost of enrollment??
Terri
01:57:09
is the entire group in the Monday meeting together or do you have them broken up by grade/age groups
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
01:57:32
since Dakotah will be the primary teacher next year, and he is blind (uses a screen reader) who should we talk to for accessibility questions?
Ellen
01:57:39
When will this session's recording be available? (Sorry if you already answered this!)
Maureen Wittmann
01:58:01
@Ellen tomorrow
Walter Crawford
01:58:03
@Ellen, it will be sent out tonight.
Ellen
01:58:09
Thanks!
Walter Crawford
01:58:13
@Maureen, :)
Annette
02:00:27
how much does it cost to enroll for the grade school program for one student? Is there any difference if you're also part of the U/A program?
Terri
02:00:46
thank you
Maureen Wittmann
02:00:57
The price for the live, interactive course is $259 for 13 weeks
Maureen Wittmann
02:01:26
@ Annette UA is a separate program and it does not affect the price of live courses.
Nicole Henderson
02:01:37
Is the grade school curriculum a full 3-5th grade curriculum? Or are there still courses(outside of homeschool connections) that need to be added to supplement?
Catherine McLaughlin
02:01:41
Is the group class chaotic or relatively manageable as far as people focusing while teaching or discussion is going on? (Former classroom teacher here!!!) :)
Catherine McLaughlin
02:02:31
BRILIANTE!
Aimee
02:03:02
I had no clue that happens! Love it!!
Maribee Kuhr
02:03:50
handwriting?
Fecundus Homeschool
02:04:17
my 12 year old has been learning from recorded courses for 2 years and from what I’ve seen all the teachers and kids are amazing, everyone is engaged
Nicole Henderson
02:04:18
Ok thank you!!
Lorrice
02:04:28
Thanks for the info!
sklingele
02:04:37
How would I know if my student is ready for the creative writing class?
Stacy S
02:04:37
cost for live program?
Jennifer J
02:04:42
So Mondays are discussion of past week, then do most ppl start the new week's work on Tuesday?
Aimee
02:04:45
This was fabulous and very informative! Thank you so much!
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
02:04:58
what program do you use for the live course meetings?
Nicole Henderson
02:05:02
so which grade school classes are available now un the UA catalog?
Ellen
02:05:16
Will all 3 session times on Mondays be identical?
Maureen Wittmann
02:05:39
@Ellen Yes, pick the time that works best for you
Ellen
02:05:48
Great - thanks.
Amanda B.
02:06:06
Thank you so much for hosting this. I have to go. I have really enjoyed this. Thank you.
Maureen Wittmann
02:06:08
@Nicole, the Ancient Era is going into the Recorded Course Catalog for 2020/2021.
Maureen Wittmann
02:06:34
@Stacy $259 for 13-week semester live
Nancy Engelhard
02:06:45
Thank you!
Catherine McLaughlin
02:07:00
Could Middle school courses ever count as high school credit?
Jackie de Laveaga
02:07:17
Ellen - yes - all 3 sections identical
Yemina
02:07:33
thank you
Jennifer J
02:07:46
So happy to get questions answered. Thank you!
Maria C.
02:07:51
Thank you and God bless you all.
Valerie N
02:07:51
Looks wonderful! God bless the endeavor. Looking forward to doing Ancient History recorded next year...just did Medieval with the kids this year. Loved your Living History with Literature courses this year!!
Ellen
02:07:54
Thanks.
Fecundus Homeschool
02:08:09
thank you, it’s all amazing!
Stacy S
02:08:34
Does the live class provide grading like a report card?
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
02:08:36
we can only aubmit teacher-graded assignments for one student?
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
02:09:00
if we have more students, can we use your grading rubric to grade our other kids ourselves?
Ellen
02:10:05
I apologize for needing to join this meeting late, so you may have already answered this... the third session in May that extends beyond the typical Homeschool Connections calendar - is that to fit in the entire curriculum which requires more weeks, or is are those last few weeks an optional enrichment?
Catherine McLaughlin
02:10:11
We have 2 enrolled kids in unlimited access for $40/mo
Jackie de Laveaga
02:10:21
Both - @ Elleh
Ellen
02:11:13
Got it - thank you! :)
Aimee
02:11:14
Amen to brain shutting down lol!
Stacy S
02:11:31
Thanks!
Amelia & Dakotah Rickard
02:11:33
Thank you very much!
Michael Beecher
02:11:43
Great. Thank you!
Ellen
02:11:55
This looks great - thank you to all!
Sandy
02:12:15
thank you
Nicole Henderson
02:12:22
Thank you!
Valerie N
02:12:30
Thank you!
Carla
02:12:31
Thank you