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
Ordinarily, I would say enjoy spring before it gets too hot. Get outside with some informal nature study. But spring hasn’t really hit us here, even in Texas. We are still having 40 degree mornings. Honestly, I’m sad when the semester is over. We don’t leave the house much and the weekly social and learning
Geography Learning all those trails can be overwhelming, but we have really enjoyed CC Happy Mom on youTube. She puts the memory work to song. The song includes the states where the trails start and stop. If you like this one, check out her other videos as well. We like the one about canals for
We are 75% done with our cycle 3 semester for Classical Conversations. One of my daughters is shooting for memory master. It’s our first time on this journey. We are going from learning the material good enough to true mastery. And it’s tough! I’ve also noticed my third grader (not the memory master) has
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.
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
Teaching the calendar is one important goal in early education. Here are a few resources and ideas to teach your child the calendar! Download your Printable: Calendar – Blank. Every month have your child write or trace the name of the month and the year at the top write or trace the numbers for each day
Guerrilla Learning: How to Give your Kids a Real Education with or without School I enjoyed and recommend this book for several reasons. First, this book is written to all kinds of parents. It is not just a homeschooling book, but it is a book about parents being involved in their children’s education, whether that
We got our Jesse tree up yesterday on the first of December. We kept it simple with pieces of construction paper taped together. Today, we added our first magnet – Creation. The kids have enjoyed playing with play dough, creating things and remembering that God is the Creator. Day 1-4 Posts Continuing on with
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