Back to School Printables

I just love fun, free printables.  Here are delightful ones I've found for back-to-school use {updated for the 2014-15 school year}.  First Day photo prop - Print and cut for your child to hold for their back to school photo. Chalkboard Style First Day photo prop - There's even a series of "I'm a first grader", etc. printables. So … [Read more...]

Simple Formula & Printable for Foundation Presentations

Admittedly presentation prep is the oft forgotten task of our homeschool week.  This past year it too frequently came down to Sunday afternoon, which worked okay, but I was often left thinking we could've done more or they would've been more prepared if we started earlier in the week prior.  (Our campus meets on Monday.)  There … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Eleven

  History - Read The Declaration of the Rights of Man, 1789 English - Make flashcards for the pronouns using 5x7 notecards. Latin - Copy the first conjugation endings. Science - We'll continue to work on our paper mache solar system.  Maybe this will be the week to add a meteor belt to our model! Math - Print these cubes to make … [Read more...]

Catching Classical – Notebook Pages for Cycle 2

One of our favorite ways to practice our CC memory work at home is through notebooking.  Because we're in the grammar stage, I'm not looking to use our notebooks to expound on the memory work at this time, but really focus on nailing in the memory pegs.  We'll be using the Wisdom & Righteousness memory work lapbooks in our … [Read more...]

At Home with the Classical Method — How to Teach (& Learn) Geography

Oh boy, is this a weak area of mine. I've often felt lost in my own county (okay, even the mall), because I am lacking a mental map.  My husband on the other hand loves maps and is great at geography.  He easily forms mental maps of new areas.  Think those characteristics are connected? Yeah, me too.  Like my husband, we want our littles to … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 9 Links

History - Did anyone else get a paperback version of this Confucius book from Chick-Fil-A in their littles' meal? I can't remember exactly when we got it, but we have one & plan to read it this week!Science - Parts of a Plant Worksheets free, printable, choose your own!- Find a plant to dissect after going on … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 7 Links

English - Preposition Song Video and Preposition Motions - Slowed Down & by WeekGeography - (free! printable!) Indus River Valley Flashcards with Photos- Indus River Valley Civilization Info Fine Arts - (free! printable!) Music Theory NotebookWell, here in the Northeast, we're hunkering down in anticipation of … [Read more...]

Fire Safety Month

Since October is fire safety month, a mom in our CC Community arranged for a local fire company to visit our campus during lunch break for a fire safety discussion and walk through the firetruck.  My littles are still too young to be monitored for Pennsylvania state guidelines, but from what I understand, this is one of them. I'm so glad … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week Two Links

Here are links to some ideas I've found online and plan to use for our week 2 grammar time at home.  History - Ten Commandment Hand Commands                 Ten Commandments MovieGeography/History - Mummifying a Barbie-type dollEnglish - Teaching Prepositions - DIY posterScience … [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...]