Charlotte Mason promoted handicrafts as an opportunity for children to spend careful attention + neat effort making useful products while encouraging them to build skills that would help them to be industrious adults. Doesn't that sound noble? While she was suggesting this in the early 1900s, I think they're still an important part of a … [Read more...]
What is Classical Conversations?
If you're considering or are new to CC, I know from experience it can be a confusing time. So, I'm sharing some posts I think will offer helpful information and make it easier for you to find the answers to, "What is Classical Conversations?". Considering Classical Conversations? Start Here! This post explains the programs of CC, … [Read more...]
A Review of Simply Classical Curriculum – A Classical Curriculum for Special-Needs Students
I had the privilege recently of checking out the Simply Classical Curriculum by Cheryl Swope for Memoria Press. The curriculum has three levels; each designed with lesson plans for one year. I have Level C Animals, Alphabet & Aesop for 4-5 year olds. Level A Readiness, Rhythm & Rhyme is for 2-3 year olds and Level B Essentials, Etiquette … [Read more...]
Top 5 Guest Posts from 2014
My friends are the best. They've shared so much into my life and I've been blessed to have them share with y'all. From what you've shared with me, they've blessed you too. Counting down, here are the top 5 guest posts from 2014 -- #5 A Day in the Life - Largent Family This post by my pastor's wife and all-around great … [Read more...]
Let Them Feast
Do you find yourself reading aloud a portion of a great story and then pausing to ask your children, "What do you think?" or "Was that right or wrong to do?" I certainly have been known to do so! Especially when I find myself reading an older book from a time when things were perhaps spoken about or handled differently than we would today. … [Read more...]
Don’t Work Too Hard at Intentional Integration
Book lists, lesson plans, and projects are all great to have on file ready for when you or your littles want to dive into a specific topic you've been learning about through the memory work. But, one of the great things about classical education, is that you don't have to spend time intentionally creating or drafting plans around a subject. … [Read more...]
Song School Latin Review & Giveaway
UPDATE: Congrats to winner, Melinda Walters! Thanks to everyone for entering! I had a hard time learning foreign languages as a young student. However, I'm excited to learn Latin alongside my littles! Following the classical way, we're learning Latin, because it is a root language. This should make learning additional languages later, like … [Read more...]
Does Classical Education Work for Children With Special Needs?
Y'all, special treat, my big sis is here to share what she's learned on how a classical Christian education, specifically CC, works for children with special needs. Try not to be distracted by the pictures of my impossibly cute nephews and niece (I will!) and hear what she has to say, because there is some valuable stuff in here for all … [Read more...]
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...]
Are We Doing This Again Next Year? How Not to Quit Homeschooling!
This seems to be the time of year when the questions begin. Are we homeschooling again next year? Should we switch some things we're doing? Or all the things we're doing? Am I doing enough as their teacher? How much did they really learn this year? Let me ask you a question that should quiet the rest. Why are you homeschooling? Don't know why? … [Read more...]