Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Morning: Bible reading in Luke 18, then a Mini and Maxi story.
History reading in Mystery of History about Elijah.
Memory work for Cycle 1 Week 20 in Classical Conversations
LA included preparing a presentation for CC on Tuesday, subject was Make Us Laugh.

Exploratory: Science
I set out many books about rocks and minerals, crystals and the earth/atmosphere as well as the laptop. I invited them to explore and to try the Usborne Quicklinks. They explored rocks and minerals, moved to Brain Pop and School House Rocks, etc on the computer. They spent the afternoon working, discovering and singing together while I cooked up a storm.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Classical Conversations and Latin


I can hardly believe that we are already in week 20 of our Classical Conversations year. I am just starting to wrap my head around it all and have decided that I can and should (maybe!) use our CC learning as a spine for our curriculum at home.
For example, we memorized the layers of the atmosphere this week, so we read more about that at home. We made crystals in science, so we watched a Brain Pop Video about them at home and are making our own rock candy and borax snowflakes.
Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 20, Science:

Last week, our History sentences were about the Anasazi, so we watched a video about them from the history channel.
Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 19, History:  Digging for the Truth (uses the word hell, somewhat sensationalizes cannibalism.)

I am also considering starting to learn Latin with the kids in a more in-depth manner, as well as French. I just found a link on the BBC with free Language lessons!  

Best Language app is Duolingo, check it out in the app store!

Here is another that I have not checked out: (they have Latin!)

non-classical Latin: 

Latin on youTube:

Open U Latin:

These language lessons are available through your local library, as well as on your phone or tablet!

Sounds and words: