Book List for CC Cycle 3

My crew and I enjoy reading together a lot! I've made a book list to reference that coordinates with our upcoming Classical Conversations cycle, cycle 3.  We certainly won't be reading each of these books, but I like knowing what's available and what comes recommended from some of my favorite sources.  Getting to the library with four littles … [Read more...]

Week 22 – Geography

Geography - Desert SandToday we reviewed the locations of the deserts from our new grammar & used a copy of the USA Physical Features map from our Foundations Guide to mark those deserts.  First, we used cotton swabs to paint glue onto the desert areas & then sprinkled sand onto each gluey area.  We shook the extra sand off & … [Read more...]

Week 22 – Math

Math - Commutative LawWe watched this brief video about the commutative law for addition before using ourselves to become the problem. Each of my guys represented a letter & we switched the order around a few times to discover if we would still have 3 guys each time we added them up.  Of course, no matter the order, we … [Read more...]

Week 21 – History

History - First Moon LandingA quick search on YouTube gave us this video of the first moon landing in 1969 to watch.  YouTube is a great resource for this kind of thing.  Do you use YouTube for school? … [Read more...]

Week 21 – Math

Math - Associative LawUsing food coloring and a primary & secondary color wheel, we played around with the associative law for addition. I assigned a letter to each color & first we just followed the pattern of the color wheel for mixing.  Next, we placed all three colors together in the center of the color wheel.  We … [Read more...]

Week 21 – Fine Arts

Fine Arts - Acting out the StoryWe listened to some classical music at home and I asked the boys to act out the stories they heard in the songs.  They were shy at first, but really had fun with it once they saw me doing it.  Lots of giggles were happening! I laid a few ground rules - 1) no sounds from us, 2) no touching each other and 3) … [Read more...]

Week 20 – Geography

Geography - Delaware CanalBeing in the northeast, we are in such close proximity to so many great spots from early American history.  It has really been a treat to learn about moments in history & visit the exact locations!  As you know, we learned about canals this week in geography.  Here are some pics from our afternoon trip … [Read more...]

Week 20 – Science

Science {Sorta} - Biblical WorldviewSo, I'm not sure this would exactly qualify as science...But, since this week's sentence was about the theory of evolution I thought it was time to put words to something we practice in our everyday life.  & that is - a Biblical worldview. I definitely want our children to understand that the Bible is … [Read more...]

Week 20 – Science

{Homemade} ScienceWe took science to the kitchen today & learned about how "elements" can change when combined. First, we tasted both lemon and sugar separately.  One was tart while the other was sweet. Then we tasted some homemade lemonade to see how combining one tart ingredient with one sweet ingredient plus some water would change the … [Read more...]

Week 20 – Science

Science - The Franklin InstituteOur family took part today in a trip to The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia organized by our local CC community.  The littles & I had never been before.  My husband, being a native of the Philadelphia area, had fond childhood memories of trips to the science museum. There were so many great hands-on … [Read more...]