Guide to Supplementing Essentials

What does my child need to be successful in Essentials?  How do I make sure my child is learning enough but not too overwhelmed?  Is the guide (the curriculum) enough? Or do I need to add extra practice? We worry over the details of the curriculum.  First year students seem overwhelmed.  Third year students may

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Morning Time

Morning Time has been a popular topic among moms as of late.  How do we get our day off to a good start?

My homeschool is not super structured and for awhile our mornings have been more like “survival time.”  I found myself starting the day by turning on the TV just so everyone would leave me alone while I got breakfast going.

But over Christmas break, I became convicted about establishing better habits and better routines.  I’m also aware that starting new habits and giving up old ones is HARD.  It’s a spiritual battle as well.

CC Cycle 3, Getting the Most out of Your Second Semester

Let’s get this semester of CC Cycle 3 off to a great start!! In order to make the most of second semester for Classical Conversations Cycle 3, you need to have a plan.  This plan should include Intentional, strategic review Creating connections with the material beyond rote memory Learning related facts for each subject Application

How I’m Approaching Christmas Differently This Year

Christmas evokes so many emotions for many of us.  I tend to be stressed around the holidays.  So, I’m determined to do things a little differently this year. For starters, we are not putting up our regular Christmas tree.  I don’t have anything against Christmas trees, but it’s just the start of doing things differently