Boring Words

I would love to hear from you! To leave a comment, click the number above. Do you ever get tired of reading books that have a never-ending he said this, she said that, they said what. Yeah, me too. Teaching strong verbal and communication skills is very important to my husband and I. The more words a child is taught, the greater their reading comprehension will be. The more they are able to comprehend, the more they will be able to take that information and apply it to other aspects of their life. One of the best methods of teaching…

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Classical Christian Education Made Approachable

© Classical Christian Education Made Approachable – page 17 Have you ever read a book and found yourself highlighting almost every sentence that you had read? Classical Christian Education Made Approachable was that book for me. Classical Christian Education Made Approachable is a new book written by the team at Classical Conversations. At only 112 pages, this brief book is a very easy to read and invaluable tool to learning HOW to teach your children using the classical method. The explanations of the 3 stages of classical learning in this book are the clearest and most Biblical that I have…

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The Breakfast Board

I saw this idea on Pinterest.. It is called a Breakfast Board. I just love this idea because the board becomes a smorgasbord of facts and tidbits to look at anytime they want. Anyway, the blogger who originally posted about it calls hers a Breakfast board because she uses it to start her morning school routine with her young kids. I did a search and found several more examples of this type of board, but all were created for early elementary children. So here is the board I created for my upper elementary aged superhero. I just included things we regularly…

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Classical Conversations: An Overview

Heidi Scovel documents Living Lovely at her blog, Mt. Hope Chronicles. There she celebrates (in words and images) her journey as wife, homeschooling mother of three rambunctious boys, photographer, book collector, and lover of the little things. Classical Conversations is a nation-wide program that helps train and equip parents to provide their children with a Christian classical education. Individual communities hire parents to be trained as tutors through Classical Conversations practicums, who then lead small classes of children in weekly meetings. For the grammar stage (grades K4-6th), the Foundations program meets for 24 weeks during the school year. This allows…

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The Grammar of Latin

Angela Hite is a wife and homeschool mother of three children, ages 14, 12, and 7. She blogs and shares Classical Education resources at Walls of Books. I often recommend “none” when asked for a Latin program recommendation for the elementary years. I think the best use of the time spent on Latin in the K-6 years is to memorize all of the basic information that will need to be learned in a high school program. In keeping with the classical education model, this means that students are learning the grammar that they will need to become dialectic and rhetorical…

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