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
We are 75% done with our memory work. This is a good week to review and apply previous concepts – especially with science and English grammar.
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
Learning Latin for Cycle 3, Semester 2, our community is using this song to help us learn John 1 in Latin. If you have 5th and 6th graders, I would recommend looking at this article. It has ideas for preparing your kids for Challenge, especially in the areas of Latin and Geography. I have
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
Just finished reading The Disappearing Spoon* for the second time. Fascinating history of the periodic table. I have learned so much about the periodic table! I’m preparing to teach some basic chemistry to my children next semester and I needed to study for myself. I would like to share some of what I have learned and
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,
Recently we memorized the cubes. 1 – 8 – 27 – 64 – 125 – 216 – 343 – 512 – 729 – 1000 But what do those numbers mean? Until today, the numbers were just a song to my third grade daughter. Now, she can visual what those numbers mean – with this fun
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
Looking for Christmas music to play on the Tin Whistle? “Joy to the World” is one of my favorites to play because it begins by walking down the scale. Downloadable, Joy to the World – Beginner– Beginner with tin whistle symbols and notes available when you become a subscriber!