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Sound Beginnings is listed in the syllabus according to the “Days” of the internal scheduling of the book. Since it just says “Day 1, Day 2″ and I’m going to have to go look up the actual assignment anyway, it doesn’t foul up anything (so far) for me to follow my own reworked version of the schedule. I evened it out and changed it from a five day to a four day schedule. I have now also included the worksheets on the appropriate days. Some went with the lesson, some with the spelling, and some with the dictation. I have it all done for you.   However, I have NOT included the MODG syllabus assignments for the end of year dictation starting Week 18 from Harp and Laurel Wreath.  My rework adjusts the first 19 weeks.  By converting from 5-day to 4-day, you finish Lesson 25 (Day 76) a full seven days before the syllabus, so for you Week 19 would only have dictation from Harp and Laurel Wreath.  Starting week 20, everything meets up and you can just use the syllabus.  The 4-day or 5-day nature of it isn’t noticeable any more, so there’s no need for a rework for the last 12 weeks of school.

Sound Beginnings Conversion

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1 Melanie August 19, 2016

Thanks for this!
I’ve started using your conversion syllabus but I’m trying to figure out what 1A, 1B, etc…mean in the phonogram memory section?


2 admin August 24, 2016

It’s the “phonogram” dictations. The kids WRITE all those phonograms and then practice writing the ones they miss.


3 admin January 14, 2014

BTW, Tania, I almost never give the weekly spelling “quiz”. I just go over the markings every day and MAYBE get him to copy them again. We have yet to get a real QUIZ out of him, so take that part with a grain of salt.


4 Tania B. January 13, 2014

Thank you for doing this! This is going to save me so much work! I love having this converted to four days to keep us on our four-day work in the younger years! Blessings to you!


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