Saturday, November 1, 2014

Classical Conversations (CC), week 3-9

  I think we are finally getting in the CC groove at our home, so I thought I'd share the fun we have had the last few weeks.

This went with week 3's history sentence about the Boston Tea Party. This has been our favorite craft so far! My four year old even took his to his CC class for presentation and recited the entire sentence on his own.

Our favorite book from the library:

fun ways we have learned skip counting:


Our favorite review game that works at home AND at CC:

I wrote #1- #7 on the sticks for the appropriate weeks, and then I picked ONE category (History was first). At home I let my boys pick one stick each at a time, we did the history sentence that went with the week # they picked, and then I let  them put a piece of Mr. Potato head on his body.
 At CC, I have 7 kids, so they each picked a stick with #1-#7. The first round, they answered history sentence questions and put a piece on when they answered. The second round, they answered science questions and put a piece on when they answered. I took a picture of "History Mr. Potato Head" and we compared it to our "Science Mr. Potato Head" and they decided which one they liked the best.

 For week 8 game at CC, I prepared the snowball fight game for my kids at CC. I wrote questions on half pages of white paper. I had two teams (Team Olaf and Team Frosty) behind two different tables that were facing each other. When they answered the question as a team, they took turns rolling the paper into a paper snowball. At the end of the game, they had a snowball fight.As you can guess, my 6 year old thought the game was the best thing ever! He even wrote/drew about it the next day in his weekly journal:

So if you didn't already realize, I am a tutor at CC.
 Here are  3 examples of my weekly memory board for class time:

Two things make me giddy/happy: when CC and MFW (My Father's World) lessons correlate really well, and when my kids sing the CC songs because they want to.

He was SOOOOO excited that his words to learn from MFW was "to do" since we had just learned how to conjugate "to do" at CC!

My family could be a commercial for Mary Bryant songs:)

Singing Mary Bryant's circulatory system song to his baby cousin:

We also enjoyed going on our own Lewis and Clark Expedition (tying in the MFW Friday nature walk), finding new to us things, naming them, and drawing them in our nature books
-  like a weird looking fungus and a yellow spider.

Thank you , Lord, for this beautiful world you gave us to explore. May we never take it for granted.