This year we switched up our curriculum. We decided to go with Classical Conversations!! Last year we went to our first informational meeting and as soon as hubby and I left we were driving home and I asked hubby, “So what do you think?” I was so nervous that he wouldn’t like it, I had done so much research on CC before the meeting and after I just knew I wanted the girls to use CC. Thankfully he was on board too!! He loved what he had heard and the rest is our new journey!!
I believe so much in Classical Conversations approach to teaching that I decided to take the plunge and become the Challenge A Director!!
This week marks week 5 for our Challenge program and week 4 for our Foundations program. After a month of getting use to the schedule and becoming familiar with all the products, we have settled into a nice routine. The girls are enjoying CC so much, that they have even done school on weekends, just because they wanted to.
For fellow CCers I wanted to share what is helping us!!
Here is our Weekly Timeline Board- We bought the board at Wal Mart and used double sided tape to attach the sheet protectors. And of course we had to add a few flowers. We got the idea from Brandy at Half-a-Hundred-Acre Wood.
We use this everyday for our review and it helps Leann to “see” what we are talking about! It folds up easily and goes behind the bookcase when we are not using it. We also made a binder with all weekly sheets divided into different subjects.
This is our Travel Memory Book – We printed up these weekly review sheet that we found on CC Connected! Search for user sarasmommy06. We then cut the sheet and put them into a cute photo album for light weight travel option!
We have used this while we are on the road for field trips!!
We put together this Notebook – filled with lots of goodies found on CC Connected! We got this cover and planner pages from Brandy also!These Skip Counting Sheets for Math we got from CurrClick!We added tabs for each subject. This is gonna come in really handy for evaluation time 😉
After a couple of weeks, I realized that the Binder was a bit overwhelming for Leann. So instead I decided that each week, I would put all of her work for the upcoming week into her folder (She Loves Agent P) along with a sticky note with her other work that she has to do each day.
With the Foundations Program we have to add Math, Reading, Language Arts, Spelling. And then we add in Music, Crocheting, and Piano.
For the Challenge Program, since it is a complete program there isn’t very much to add. Amber does voice lessons, 4H, Crocheting and Piano also.
Since we have a smaller class we have introduced a few games for reviewing.
Hope to see you there!!
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