Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Memory Work Tri-fold Board

Due to some changes for the coming year, it was time to update our two-year-old tri-fold board.  

Our tri-fold board gets a facelift
How to Make this Tri-Fold Board:  
  1. Purchase a 35.5" x 46" cardboard tri-fold board (from places like Wal-Mart, close to where they sell posterboard) and a package of 8.5" x 11" Page Protectors.  Cut 5 of them in half to make 10  8.5" x 5.5" sleeves.  (Or you can purchase a package of 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" page protectors).  
  2. Tape a row of eight of these modified protectors across the top of the tri-fold board (in portrait orientation) to use for 7 Classical Acts and Facts History Timeline Cards and 1 science card.  You will only need 7 if you are not using the Classical Acts and Facts Science Cards
  3. Tape the remaining two half-sized protectors to the top of each flap (in landscape orientation) for two timeline review printouts that list the timeline up to the current week.  
  4. Ensure that you have sealed off all but the top of the protectors to keep the cards from sliding out.  
  5. Underneath the row of eight half-sized protectors, tape a row of four 8.5 x 11" Page Protectors followed by another row of four 8.5 x 11" Page Protectors.  You can use slides off of the Classical Conversations Memory Work Resources CD or off of CC Connected (C3). For CC Connected users, the files for the current cycle's Memory Work can be downloaded by conducting a search for the CC Connected file names and users as listed below.
Attention Tutors:  This is not to be used in the CC classroom - this is specifically for at-home use. Please abide but what you learned in your tutor training and use the whiteboard for introducing new grammar.  Tutors are to use a stick-in-the-sand approach, even for abecedarians, who are learning the process of what will be done in the years to come.  Writing is a major tool of classical education, and it's something simple that all parents can replicate at home, even without a subscription to CC Connected.  If you have questions, please contact your director about this policy [which has been handed down from the Classical Conversations Foundations Program Manager]. 
The official Classical Conversations files are uploaded by fmoderator1 (including the audios for Cycle 3 Semester 1).  Happy Downloading!  
Cycle 3:
File Name
User
Math Slides - All Cycles.pdf;  AND tables for Masters tri fold.pdf
brandyferrell;                                 lelwalker
Timeline Review - Half-Size.pdf and Timeline Review 2nd Semester - Half-Size.pdf
brandyferrell
C3 Geography Semester 1.ppt
fmoderator1
C3 History Semester 1.ppt
fmoderator1
C3 Science Semester 1.ppt
fmoderator1
CC Cycle 3 Fine Arts.pdf
annettelam 
CC Cycle 3 Latin.pdf
annettelam
CC Cycle 3 English.pdf
annettelam
2014 Cycle 3 science snippets.pdf
fmoderator1
2014 CY3 HistHighlights (2).pdf
fmoderator1
Cycle 2:  

Rather than try to do a reformat of the following table, I decided to simply write this as an announcement:  Slides are up for all subjects by user anne74021@yaoo.com.  Look for six .pdf files that begin with "Complete Tri Fold 4th ed Cycle 2 Weeks…"  
File Name
User
Math Slides - All Cycles.pdf;  AND tables for Masters tri fold.pdf
brandyferrell;                                  lelwalker
TRIFOLD_Science Cycle 2_FINAL.pdf
brandyferrell (file created by graceincreased; I only converted to pdf)
Download Latin Charts by clicking here (This document includes both noun declensions on pages 1-6 (Cycle 1) and conjugation verb endings (Cycle 2) on pages page 7-13 (excluding page 10).
(External to CC - Classical Academic Press. File includes both declensions and conjugations.)
C2 Art:Music.pdf
LivPurple
C2_BIBLE, Wks 1-24_Ephesians 6 board signs, Plain.pdf
3sojourner4him
Timeline Review - Half-Size.pdf and Timeline Review 2nd Semester - Half-Size.pdf
brandyferrell
TRIFOLD History Cycle 2 Weeks 1-12(1).pdf and TRIFOLD History Cycle 2 Weeks 13-24.pdf
brandyferrell (files created by graceincreased; I only converted to pdf)
Cycle 2, 4th edition, English Grammar Weeks 1-24, Trifold v3.pdf
brandyferrell (file created by tamraclove I only converted to pdf)
C2 Geography Semester 1 4th edition blackline with color labels shrunk.pdf
deniseforsythe99
Cy2 SciSnips FINAL Wk1.pdf (12 separate files - change week # for each)
fmoderator1
Cycle 1 Semester 1
File Name
User
C1 Geography Semester 1.ppt
foundations
Cy1 Science Semester 1.ppt
foundations
Cy1 History Semester 1.ppt
foundations
Latin C1 Wk 1-24 Tri-fold.pdf
MomBrown
Cycle 1 Math.pdf
brandyferrell
Cycle 1 English Grammar.pdf
brandyferrell
Cycle 1 Bible
brandyferrell
CC Cycle 1 Fine Arts.pdf (Also another version of science is available:  CC Cycle 1 Science.pdf)
annettelam
2012 CY1 HistHighs (4 FINAL) 1st semester.pdf
foundations
2012 Cy1 Science Snippets 1st semester(4).pdf
foundations
Cycle 1 Semester 2:
File Name
User
History Semester 2.ppt
fmoderator1
Geography Semester 2.ppt
fmoderator1
Science Semester 2.ppt
fmoderator1
Latin C1 Wk 1-24 Tri-fold.pdf
MomBrown
Cycle 1 Math.pdf
brandyferrell
Cycle 1 English Grammar.pdf
brandyferrell
Cycle 1 Bible
brandyferrell
CC Cycle 1 Fine Arts.pdf (Also another version of science & geography is available:  CC Cycle 1 Science.pdf & CC Cycle 1 Geography.pdf)
annettelam
2012 CY1 HistHighs (4 FINAL) 2nd semester.pdf
fmoderator1
2012 Cy1 Science Snippets 2nd semester(4).pdf
fmoderator1
 *I am unable to provide direct links because they will work regardless of whether or not you have a subscription to CC Connected.  Also, check under my username, brandyferrell, for pdf versions of the Geography, Science and History for Semester 1and under username Ekvcharvey for Semester 2).
NOTE:  In the photo above, we only have one timeline review printout because the board is set up for Week 1.  After Week 6, we will have two timeline review sheets so that we can have all 12 weeks of timeline up when we break for Christmas and so on.   Thanks to The Corkums for the Timeline Review Sheet idea!  We've not had this in the past, and it will really be handy to have this year!  (You can also find our Timeline Review sheets under filename Timeline Review 2nd Semester - Half-size.pdf and username brandyferrell on CC Connected.)

Our board is currently set up as follows (though subjects may be placed in a little different order).

DIY Tri-Fold Whiteboard:

For those who need a tri-fold whiteboard (tutors who need to tote a whiteboard to class or families who do not have space to hang a whiteboard in their homes):

Visit this post about making a DIY tri-fold whiteboard or this post by another CC tutor who uses the same type of board.
Visit this post about how to use the tri-fold whiteboard creatively at home or in class.

For more on organizing and planning, visit this post.

58 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this. It's definitely the model I'm going to follow. I'm especially thankful for the links you have provided as downloads. I don't have access as of yet to C3 and this allows me to finish my tri-fold and not have to wait. I'm so grateful.

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  2. Yay---the update looks great! I think this will be a 'honey-do' project. We shall see what we can come up with. Thanks for the great ideas as alway.

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  3. Hi Brandy, this site is a blessing to me as a new cc'er! I have a couple of questions: Where do I find the Timeline review sheet (thanks Corkums)? Do you make 24 trifold boards or change out this one board every week?
    thanks,
    Christie

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  4. If you plan to use them in the format shown on our tri-fold board, you can just email me directly at brandyferrell at yahoo dot com to get a copy, provided that you already have either the Foundations Guide or CC History Cards. If you want them in 8.5" x 11" format, you can download a file named Cycle 1 Tri-board Fall Semester.docx from CC Connected by user Melissa_C.

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  5. Brandy, You rock it!! Can you share how you store your Timeline cards and how you review them from weeks past? I see a hole punch in the center. Do you put them on a couple large rings? It's been a subject of mental debate for me, so I'm looking forward to hearing how you keep them when not on your tri-fold!

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  6. This year I am storing them on rings. In years past I have used 8.5" x 5.5" page protectors in a really fat binder, but I didn't like having them stored like that because we had to take them out to see both sides. The other option would have been to store them in separate smaller binders, but I did not want them stored that way, either. Another follower, Elaine, mentioned these 8.5 x 11" 2-pocket page protectors by Marth Stewart: http://www.staples.com/Martha-Stewart-Home-Office-with-Avery-Secure-Top-Sheet-Protectors-2-Pockets/product_SS1063371 Looks like a great option for those not willing to punch holes in their cards!

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  7. Thank you for this wonderful aid. This may be an obvious questions, but it's escaping me. How do you make the board itself - the tri-fold board. Is it poster board? What size, how do you get the folds, etc? I'm new to tri-fold boards...lol. Thanks!

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  8. Hi Jane! I keep forgetting to mention things like this!

    This is a size 35.5" x 46" tri-fold board that you can get from places like Wal-Mart. It should be right around where they have the posterboard. (They are already pre-folded.)

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  9. Cutting the page protectors in half is GENIUS!!! :) Now I don't have to buy another product! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. HI Brandy!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!! Where do you recommend getting trifolds from?

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  11. This is a size 35.5" x 46" tri-fold board that you can get from places like Wal-Mart. It should be close to where they have the posterboard.

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  12. Is there anyway to get the Memory Work printouts besides CC connected since we are still unable to register? I can't use the CD because we only have MACs and it is not compatable. Thanks!

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  13. Hi Tina! I do not know of any other legal method of getting the printouts, but perhaps your director can find out what they are doing for people in your situation. She may be granted permission to distribute the needed files to your family, since this is such a big problem right now! (I wasn't even aware of the problem with new enrollments until just last week!) I'm assuming that the big notice on the CC website for August 24 system maintenance is so they can finalize all the internal structure changes and process enrollments...(???)

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  14. Thanks! I am really hoping they get it up and running soon. It's very frustrating to know there are all those resources and not be able to get to them.

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  15. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

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  16. awesome! The CC Connected site should be up again! Your stuff is great! Love it!

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  17. just got a last minute tutoring gig and the cc site is way down as far as I can tell! So thankful for the half-a-hundred acre woods!

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  18. Hi Brandy love this idea! Do you use the actual cards on the board or do you make copies for the board?
    Thanks Again,
    Cara

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  19. Yes, I use my actual cards. It doesn't lend itself as well to having them out to play games, place in order, etc., but we usually just use it as a visual in our home!

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  20. I
    use the tri-fold board method at home. All the examples I saw said they
    taped/stapled the page protector to the board. I have found you can use
    brads to hang the page protectors. I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with my
    discovery. :-)

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  21. Hi Brandy,
    I have been so blessed by your blog as a first time CC and home schooling mom! I have two questions for you related to your board. 1) Will we be covering Cycle 3 Fine Arts this semester even though we're doing Cycle 1? 2) Is there a way to get the time line review formatted in full size instead of half size? Thank you so much for your help and your dedication!!

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  22. If you have a CC Connected membership, the Timeline Review sheets are uploaded by Melissa_C as a MS Word document. Also, Cycle 1, 2 and 3 Fine Arts is the same for Weeks 1-12 (which is Drawing and Tin Whistle/Music Theory). So, you can use the file I've referenced until then. I'm hoping that someone who is more gifted in the Fine Arts area will provide the slides for Great Artists and Composers for next semester! Thanks for the feedback and questions!

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  23. Just wanted to express my thanks for all of this work you are sharing! Such a blessing to soo many!

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  24. FYI - Cycle 1 fine arts trifold has been updated on CC Connected.

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  25. Yay! Thank you, Annette!

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  26. Are there slides for History, Science, and Geography for semester 2? Thanks so much for all the help and ideas! So helpful for a beginner like myself!

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  27. Classical Conversations only releases them one semester at a time; semester 2 should be out in November or so. But annettelam recently posted some great science slides for all of Cycle 1. I'm not aware of any others for history or geography. If any show up, I plan to update this post to reflect that! Thanks!

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  28. Hi Brandy,
    Where do we go to get the 2nd semester tri-fold work?

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  29. Classical Conversations only releases them one semester at a time; semester 2 should be out in November or so. But annettelam recently posted some great science slides for all of Cycle 1. I'm not aware of any others for history or geography. If any show up, I plan to update this post to reflect that! Thanks!

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  30. Thank you, thank you! I am new to CC, coming in 3 weeks late this year, and trying to get things together quickly. I am sure that over time I will find my own way of doing things, but thank you for sharing yours so I can get on my feet right away.

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  31. Thank you! This is so helpful to us in our first CC year.

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  32. Thank you So So much. I am so amazed at the sharing spirit of classical conversation mammas. I live in the middle of a bunch of cows 60 miles from the nearest cc group. I thank God for the way he has provided me with a pick me up as I begin cc. Truly an example of " knowng Him and making Him known" by your sharing and encouraging spirit.

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  33. Do you have a list yet of the 2nd semester print outs?! I really appreciate the work that you do hear! It would probably be easier for you to find them, than if I went looking myself :) I get lost in that crazy CC Connected... Thank you so much!

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  34. I don't have the file names, but the history slides should be there for second semester, uploaded by user "foundations." Science Slides and Fine Arts slides for the entire year were uploaded by user "annettelam." I think I can finally see well enough to update this post now. I'll search and find the file names - check this post one more time later today if you have trouble finding them. Thanks!

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  35. You are beyond amazing!! I read your last post about your eyes after I had sent my last question, and then I felt bad that I asked you!! I'm praying for your eyes to heal quickly and to work perfectly just as God intends them too, in Jesus' name!!

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  36. Oh, it was my pleasure to assist you, and I was needing to download the files, too!  Thank you very much for your prayers!  Looking forward to complete wholeness and restoration!  :) With blessings!
    Brandy

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  37. You are a life saver! I could not for the life of me find the History stuff for 2nd semester! Hugs!!!

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  38. Woops! I still can't find it. I only found history highlights.

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  39. Did you search for files uploaded by fmoderator1? The files are coming up at the top of the list when I select fmoderator1 from the drop down menu.

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  40. Hey Brady,
    I'm trying to print all of the second semester for my tri-fold board (yes, I'm a few weeks behind). I looked under fmoderator1 as you suggested but she only has the snippets for history and science. Is there a place to find science and history as you did it the first semester?
    Thanks,
    Stephanie

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  41. When I looked at CC Connected just now and filtered for fmoderator1, the first files in the list are the .ppt slides for geography, history, and science.  If you were needing them in a pdf format, some were uploaded by lb_oliver and Sh1McDonald.
    Blessings!
    Brandy

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  42. hello, i heard there are cycle 2 tri-fold maps. are these for us to create on our own using a template or something already produced and available for purchase?

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  43. hi! i can't seem to find the 2nd semester half sized sheets for timeline review...are they posted under someone else's name? thank you for all that you do!

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  44. I started printing the cycle 3 files that go on the tri-fold board from CC connected and I ran into a problem. The Cycle 3 English file has pages in Portrait orientation instead of landscape, but the sheet protectors on the tri-fold board have landscape orientation. Do you just place the English printouts sideways on your board, or if not how do you change the sheets to landscape?

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  45. Nevermind. Apparently my printer is intelligent enough to readjust the size of the fonts if I print in landscape so that everything fits on a page.

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  46. Oops! I referenced the wrong file! The printout I used was in landscape orientation by annettelam. Thanks for catching my error! I'll fix that later today!

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  47. So, I was trying to figure out a way to include the new "Classical Acts and Facts Artists and Composers" cards on the tri-fold board. Is there any particular reason why you display 7 timeline history cards each week? Could I just display 6 history cards each week and reserve the 7th slot for the Artists and Composers cards?

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  48. We memorize 7 timeline facts each week as noted in the foundations guide. You could place the artist card where the science card is, Or You could tape another sheet protector to the eighth slot (along one edge) so that you could post both the science card and an artist card behind it (opening like a book). You may need to put a piece if Velcro or something to keep it closed.

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  49. I better start reading my Foundations guide:). And thanks for the placement idea.

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  50. i have another question now. I read the foundations guide (4th edition) and there is no Bible memory work in the weekly schedule, or in the schedule by subject. Yet, there is a bible slot on the tri-fold board and I've downloaded what claims to be a Cycle 3 weekly Bible memory work for the tri-fold board from CC connected. So I'm confused. Is bible part of the memory work or not, and if not, why do you have it on the tri-fold board and what do you plan to put in it? The file that I downloaded from CC connected, that claims to be Cycle 3 Bible memory work is like a catechism. Each week has a question and answer to memorize (for ex. week 1 is "What are 2 major themes of the bible? Who God is and his covenant with man.") Is that what we are supposed to do for Bible memory? (and yes, I know that as part of Latin we will be memorizing John 1:1-7 in both Latin and English but that is included in the Latin memory work)

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  51. I first created the Tri-fold board during Cycle 2 four years ago. There is some optional Bible memory work for each cycle in the appendix of the Foundations Guide. Our community memorizes those passages together (practicing it during our opening assembly) and performs it at our end of year program. For Cycle 3, we found it easier to go ahead and memorize the Bible passage before we started memorizing the Latin translation. It was just a personal preference for us.

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  52. So 4 years ago, there was Bible memory work included, but then they revised it and made it optional? And are you familiar with this file from CC connected "Cycle 3 Bible TRIFOLD pages.pdf" ? That's the one that I was taking about in my post above. It includes the names of the books of the bible as memory work for weeks 4 to 12, and question-answer stuff about the bible for all the other weeks. I wonder why it is labeled as Cycle 3? I know the official audio cd from CC includes songs for memorizing the books of the bible. I'm still confused I guess. So you print out a John 1:1-7 on a single piece of paper and put it in the Bible slot on the tri-fold board and it stays in for the first 12 weeks?

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  53. Hi, Brandy,
    I am new here but I have benefited so much from all your hard work, I had to stop clicking around your site and say thank you. I am not involved in CC yet - I may try to join a group next year.

    My plan is to try it out myself this year with the foundations guide, the trifold board, history and science cards, and memory work resource cds. I want to see how it goes, see how we like it... If it works for us we'll decide whether to keep going on our own, or try to join a community.

    But I know I wouldn't have really learned enough about CC to be willing to spend money and try it, had it not been for your site explaining everything and giving me a good close up of everything so I know what I'm getting. And I am thankful because I think CC is going to be a blessing for us, for filling in gaps, creating order, goals, and accountability.

    So thanks again,
    Jenny

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  54. A cc connected user took the optional bible memory work model from the free guest section of cc connected to make that file. The bible memory work - as shown in the appendix of the foundations guide - has been optional since before we started cc. They decided to make it optional to allow parents flexibility in selecting their own bible memory work (from church or Awana or personal family study). I added it to our trifold board because we were memorizing cc's optional bible memory work in addition to the regular cc memory work. I think I made some trifold board pages for john 1 (check under user brandyferrell). If not, I think some others made them for john 1. If you don't find them, let me know and I'll check cc connected when we get home! :)

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  55. Hi Brandy,
    Your blog is an incredible blessing to the CC community!!! I am using it heavily as I prepare for the new school year. Thank you so much for all the time and effort.
    Jessie

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  56. Just wanted to leave a note for Cycle 3 individuals who are printing this years material. There are new, updated files in the file sharing section. Search for: "trifold" and under Select uploaded by: "annettelam". Click the apply button. Under the description, you should see: 4th ed update. These are the newest files.

    Thank you for your blog and all your wonderful information, Brandy!!

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  57. Thank you Megan! Just what I was looking for!

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