CC at Home Book Club – Echo in Celebration Review

"Teaching reading is best done with a child on someone’s lap. Teaching math is best done sitting near a student as they work through a text. Teaching writing is best done through sharing the joy of words on paper." (p.63)Oh, friends, I was due a reminder that teaching my children at home is a JOY! I often feel the weight of the responsibility and … [Read more...]

The Well Trained Mind

Looking to understand the nuts and bolts of how to begin a classical education without much other commentary? Check out The Well Trained Mind.  The authors, Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer (mother and daughter team), give specifics on how to classically educate from preschool through twelfth grade.  This is why it's considered standard … [Read more...]

CC at Home Book Club – Echo In Celebration

UPDATE: Addie Krull, congrats!, you are the winner of a copy of Echo in Celebration! Friends, the CC at Home book club selection #2 is Echo in Celebration: A Call to Home Centered Education by Leigh Bortins.  I've only just begun reading Echo. I recently finished re-reading Leigh's The Core and I must say, the feel of them is so … [Read more...]

Teaching the Trivium – A Review

First book club selection completed! Here's my review --Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style is written by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn, "parents of five children whom they have always homeschooled."  In this book, their expressed purpose is to share with the reader what they have learned through many years of … [Read more...]

CC at Home Book Club – Teaching The Trivium Giveaway

New Update: Since I have not heard from Kara, a new winner was randomly selected today.  I have private messaged Rhianna Garber and will be waiting to hear from her.  Congrats, Rhianna!UPDATE: Kara, entry #77 & winner, I have not yet heard from you! Please contact me ASAP! If I don't hear from Kara by midnight on Sunday, May … [Read more...]

Book Club Launch & Giveaway

As y'all know, I primarily spend my time here sharing how I form my family's learning around the Foundations guide provided by Classical Conversations.  But, just two short years ago, the classical education model was completely foreign to me.  I am slowly learning my way, but I still have SO much more to learn!  Around me, I see the … [Read more...]

Climbing Parnassus – An Unqualified Reivew

Were you classically educated? Me neither! I have so much to learn! and I've been doing it through my readings about classical education.  I finished reading Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin by Tracy Lee Simmons today. Yay! This book was handed out at my local Classical Conversations practicum.  Was it at yours … [Read more...]

Summer Reading

Connecting the DotsLast year was my second year homeschooling and my first year as part of a Classical Conversations community.  When I first heard about classical education, I thought it sounded like the opposite of everything I had envisioned for homeschooling my children.  However, some of my favorite homeschooling mamas were already … [Read more...]