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12 Ways to Play Board Slam

  {I say with the utmost affection,} You might be a math geek if you play board slam at home at night with your husband. You might be a competitive math geek if you happen to forget to tell your husband he can use cubes and squares to get the answers he needs. Ha! But, either way, here are some ideas for keeping the game interesting … [Read more...]

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Taking the Chaos Out of Our Review Time

Okay, confession time. Our CC memory work review time has been a little chaotic. I blame the children. ;) Truly, there are four of them. They move and talk and distract. Then add in the toddler (he makes 5) and it's all a big fat mess. My threshold for frenzied school times is low, so we've modified how our review time works a little bit in order … [Read more...]

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Ready for Essentials? Here’s Some Help!

Guess what? Julie's back! I know y'all love her posts, because she shares in such a gracious, honest way.  Now you know just one of the reasons we're friends.  Anyhoo, today, Julie is back to share her experience with Essentials.  She's been an Essentials parent for three years and an Essentials tutor for one year.  So you're getting the scoop from … [Read more...]

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Planning Our CC Year

Guys, I'm a firm believer in the the classical model of education and believe it will only work for us, if we work the model.  As a result, at home we approach our memory work in three basic ways: review games, classical notebooks, and reading.  So, as I'm planning for this next year, I'm1. Selecting a rotation of review games. … [Read more...]

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Considering Classical Conversations? Start Here!

We are wrapping up our third year as part of a Classical Conversations community now.  In this post, I'm going to do my best to share the basics of how a Classical Conversations community works.Classical Conversations is a Classical, Christian community education program for homeschool families designed with the goal to know God and … [Read more...]

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Blog Swapping

I'm excited to announce that I've partnered with Classical Conversations Writers Circle to swap blog posts.  I'll be sharing articles I've written for them to post on the Classical Conversations site and their writers will be sharing an article on my site with all of you.  Fun, right? My first article is Taking A Summer Break Without … [Read more...]

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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...]

Excited About Math? Me?

photo creditOkay, I'm a total conference geek.  I love them! They seem fun to me and I love learning.  (I always loved school!)  But, I am SO not a math girl.  However, I don't know how, but somehow the emails from Classical Conversations talking about this year's upcoming parent practicums have me so excited to learn about … [Read more...]

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Blog Love!

image sourceIt is seriously time for some blog love! In previous posts, I have told y'all about Suzanne Shares' Latin printables.  But, there is so much more to Suzanne's blog! Squirrel away some time and putter around Suzanne Shares for a bit.  You'll find more great CC printables, book recommendations for yourself and your littles, … [Read more...]

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Week Two – Mummy Making

Mummy making happened today! As previously mentioned, I have 3 boys and 1 baby girl so there are no barbies to speak of yet in our home.  So, we used some random plastic figures we had around the house. The boys picked ones they wouldn't mind saying goodbye to, in case they don't clean up well after the mummification process.  In regard … [Read more...]