Things sometimes take longer than you expect. Like home projects always or anything else with a newborn. But, despite taking longer than I expected, I have my littles’ classical notebooks ready to go for this CC year – cycle 3. Here I’ll share with you the printables I’m using and how our notebook is set up.
I have a one inch three ring binder for each little. I added 24 numbered tab dividers to the notebook, providing for one section for each week of memory work. Last year I divided by subject, but I think by week will work better. Since I’ve divided them by week, I can simply instruct my littles to complete all the sheets in that divider during the week. They can divide up the work however they’d like, but it must all be completed by Friday. (Our campus meets on Monday.) I’m hoping this will give them some freedom and a chance to be responsible with a little bit of independence while they’re still young.
This year I also decided to print all 24 weeks work at the beginning of the year, unlike last year where I only printed portions at a time. It was a lot of work up front, but I think worth it to have it ready to go. Now I don’t need to worry about it when I’m running out of steam at the end of the year or if someone gets sick.
Simply because it took less time, I focused exclusively on finding CC ready worksheets. I also want to be sure they’re practicing the exact wording of the memory work, in case any of them are seeking memory master status. So, I used the work of other bloggers or looked on CC Connected. But, don’t fret! If you’re unable to join CC Connected, stay tuned, because I’m preparing a post on easy ways to set up a classical notebook on your own. But, first, here’s a list of my favorite CC printables:
History: These worksheets are for illustrating. For some weeks, I simply printed a blank illustration page, like you can find here. My guys will copy the history sentence after correctly ordering the cards made by Melody. I love using the history sentence cards together with the illustration pages, because the pictures Melody chooses lend clues to my guys on what the sentence would look like in action, therefore inspiring their drawings.
C3 History Cards by user melodystroud
History Statement Copywork pages by suzannemosley
(UPDATED to add these pages which Suzanne just uploaded to CC3. Due to the changes with the website, I haven’t been able to access them yet, but I’m sure they’re great as always!)
Latin: These are trace and copywork pages for the Latin grammar, rules, and John 1 presented this cycle, also from Suzanne.
Latin.Cycle3.pdf by user suzannemosley
Science: Tara has provided a cut & paste version, a label version, and an answer key for the science memory work. For my guys, I decided to simply print out the label version. They’ll look for the correct answer in the word bank and copy them into the empty spaces.
Week 1 (-24) Cut, Paste, & Label PDF by user tara504
Geography: You can’t go wrong with tried and true! Check out the blackline maps from CC. Especially if you have a student looking to be a memory master or moving up to Challenge soon, blackline is the way to go.
C3 Blackline Master States and Capitals PDF by fmmoderator1
Math: For the math laws, I never quite found what I was looking for on CC Connected, which was simple copywork, so I created some print copywork myself which I’ve now uploaded to CC Connected.
Skip Counting with Pics 1-Cubes PDF by user mombrown
W13MathLiquidMeasurements by user danielleorluck
CCCycle3MathWks12-19 (& 20-24) PDF by user bethwatson
English: More simple copywork, just how I like it!
EnglishGrammar.Cycle3 PDF by suzannemosley
Presentations: This four part grid is easy to use for a wide range of ages.
Simple Presentation Prep by me – found here
C3 Memory Work Flip Book Final by user melodystroud
Memory Work Flashcards by user GummiBunny
There you go! I hope you find this list helpful! Are you wondering why I chose so many simple copywork pages? For a couple of reasons: 1) I wanted to stay classical! 2) There is much to be gained in simple copywork – detail, focus, concentration, neatness, and of course, memorization of the work.
Did I miss any of your favorites from CC Connected? If so, please post in the comments! I’m sure others would like to know too!
UPDATE: I’ve removed the following printables [(C3Wks1-6 (7-12,13-18,19-24) History Statements Fill-in PDF by user p31earthmama),
(CC3 History Sentences to Illustrate Updated 3 by user loriberlie), and (MapsCycle3Sem1 (& corrected 2) PDF by user heathergwyn)] from the list, because the information used is from the 3rd edition of the Foundations Guide, rather than the most recent – 4th. The changes are small & I missed it my first pass through. I’m so sorry for any inconvenience! Can we please blame it on baby brain due to lack of sleep?
If you’ve already printed them and are wondering what you need to re-do, the changes for history are to weeks 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, and 22 and for geography weeks 13, 18, 20, and 22.