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Tuesday
Sep232014

Our Typical Homeschool Day: Scheduling Classical Conversations at Home

 

We are six weeks into the school year. 

I always prefer six weeks of "grace" when adjusting to a new school year. The best laid plans at the beginning of the year can often go awry after just a month. 

Our homeschool this year consists of two Classical Conversations students: my 9 year old son, Grant is in Foundations and Essentials.  My 13 year old daughter, Anna, is in Challenge B.  

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Friday
Sep192014

A Well Rounded Homeschool: More Than Book Work

  

Our homeschool started taking on more of a "book work" focus.

Something deep inside of me didn't feel quite settled with that focus. I knew something deep inside of my children didn't feel settled with that focus, either. 

I am learning (and thank goodness for the flexibility Classical Conversations offers our family) I AM THE TEACHER. Yes, we have a set curriculum, but that is a GUIDE (in fact, in Challenge they call it a GUIDE for that very reason). 

My children are so much more than Latin, Math, Science, and History. They are unique individuals who learn in different ways and have interests outside of their schoolwork. 

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Thursday
Sep182014

Hang Out With Me!

I'm extremely excited to be the special guest in a G+ Hangout from the iHomeschool Network TONIGHT!

Our topic is Music Appreciation in the homeschool - made EASY. I know so many of you think of music appreciation and automatically write it off as too time consuming - or maybe the learning curve for you as the parent is too great. 

Those are music appreciation MYTHS!

Join me tonight at 9 PM ET where I will present strategies, resources, and encouragement for adding music appreciation into your homeschool day.  We will talk about SQUILT, my music appreciation curriculum, and fun ideas for those of you who are current users. 

YOU will also have a chance to ask questions as the event progresses. 

In my years as an elementary school music specialist and also my time as a private piano teacher and homeschooling mom I have accumulated a lot of tips and tricks. 

I hope you can attend.

You can watch the event LIVE on the G+ event page, or (how cool is this?) you can just come back to this post at 9 pm ET (or anytime thereafter) and watch via YouTube. 

If you have any questions you want addressed in the hangout, you can also leave me a comment here and we'll add them to the list!  

I hope to see you there!