{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 2

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan here. Also check out our U.S. Capitals State Tour. Here are activities I found when we did Cycle 3 last time. The book list has been updated. History: Pilgrims Intro: Virtual Field Trip Make Hardtack and Journey Cakes Origami story¬†(-) Board game about Mayflower […]

{Classical Conversations} Cycle 3 | Week 1

We’re really simplifying this year. You can see our Game Plan here. Also check out our U.S. Capitals State Tour. Here are activities I found when we did Cycle 3 last time. The book list has been updated. Activities (+:for older children, -:for younger children, unmarked: both) Online activity and quiz¬†(-) Make a compass Game […]

{Review and Giveaway} CC Cycle 3 Teaching Plan

  We’re heading into our fourth year in Classical Conversations which means this is our second time in Cycle 3. Much has changed since the last time I was thinking about Cycle 3. The amount of kids I’m schooling tripled, and I cut my available school planning by at least twice that. However, I also […]

{Classical Conversations} Bridge to Challenge

I’ll just get this out there. We’re one of those families who wishes there was no official stance on the age one could start Challenge. That being said, it wasn’t a deal breaker for us, and we’re making lemonade from our lemons. CC has an official blog post on what a sixth grader could do […]

{Classical Conversations} The Game Plan

*If you’re not familiar with Classical Conversations, read this first. We’re heading into Cycle 3 for the 2014-15 year. A new year…a new plan. The beauty (and curse) of homeschooling is that you can be in complete control of what happens every year. Last year, I had grand ideas about our schedule. For some families […]

U.S. State Capitals Tour

Thousands of Classical Conversations Families will be memorizing the states and their capitals this year (2014-2015). Help us put a picture to a name by linking up a photo, story, or tidbit of your state capital (and maybe you) on the appropriate page. You can link a blog post, a FB photo, or a photo […]

{Review} Tadeo Turtle

Tadeo Turtle is a charming story of a little turtle who desperately wants to be like his friends who can jump and run. Through a dream, he realized how special God had made him and why. It’s a short story but the water color illustrations are captivating. The book also includes unit study type activities […]

The Summer Plan

With all the chaos during the year and the dynamics of our family, it’s best that we school –albeit modified– through the summer. “Summer School” allows us to focus on things that got lost during the year and keep a routine which is crucial for us. I’m planning to school about 3 days a week. […]