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...]

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...]

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...]

Homeschool Science Curriculum Review & Giveaway!

Mia of Homeschool Curriculum Resources contacted me to share the homeschool science curriculum she has written, because she knew one of her books - Creation Science For Kids: Biology Study Unit - would match up nicely with Classical Conversations Cycle One Science. & it does! The book contains 12 weeks of Biology lessons, about 50 pages … [Read more...]

Week One – English Grammar Review

To review our english grammar memory work, we made a sentence chain.  Since prepositions link words in a sentence together, I thought this would be a simple way to review, "What is a preposition?," while connecting the concept to something concrete and literal.    I cut strips of paper from card stock and wrote one word on each … [Read more...]

CC Community – First Day!

Okay, so the youngest two are not in CC classes, but boy would they like to be! & I certainly couldn't keep them from getting their "first day" pictures taken. We had a wonderful first day! How about you? Have you started? Hope it went (or will go!) well! … [Read more...]

Stick in the Sand

I read Leigh Bortins' The Core over the summer along with The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise.  Both books had such a grounding effect on my thoughts for teaching my children and really connected the dots for me about classical education.  So, in the midst of all the planning, and as we prepare to start at … [Read more...]

Notebook Pages – Printable Links

Many of our notebook pages will not come from pre-made worksheets, but some will! I've selected the ones I think we'll be using for the first 12 weeks of cycle one and thought I'd share the links with you now.  I picked ones that I thought would be most relevant to our weekly grammar, that my littles could mostly complete independently, and … [Read more...]

How We Do Review – Grammar by Subject

For this second How We Do Review post, I'll be sharing how we review grammar at home for each of the seven subjects covered through CC - history, latin, english, science, math, geography, and fine arts.  I divide up or group the subjects based on how much time I think we'll need for each one and how our extra activities factor in to our time. … [Read more...]

How We Do Review – Timeline

  As I'm sure you know, or you've heard, there is A LOT of grammar for your littles to learn each week.  And not only do you want them to learn the grammar for each new week, but you also want them to remember the grammar from the previous weeks.  How does one do that? Well, this is the system I worked out for our family last year & we … [Read more...]