Review Time (Weeks 1-18)

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

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Probability Resources

Does it seem odd to you to teach probability during our science experiment time?  It seems more like a math topic, right?  Science and math are truly integrated (chemistry, physics, etc all involve math). However, it helps to know how science and probability are connected.  Understanding odds helps us in the discussion of origins.  During

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

Use Sign Language to Teach

When I teach sign language to kids, I am teaching more than sign language.  The sign language usually helps the kids learn the material.  The knowledge of sign language is a bonus to the information being taught.  Sign language is added to songs (hymns or other) and other memory work (verses, science fact, poems, geography,

Cycle 3, Week 10 Classical Conversations

Teaching Squares Aside from just memorization through skip chanting and singing, it is helpful to use visual and real life application for teaching squares.  When a student can see it, it becomes obvious why we call these numbers perfect squares – they form a square when we use tiles or color in a graph. Saxon