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Friday
Nov142014

Interest Led Learning: The Underground Railroad

 

Last week, in a large homeschooling Facebook group I read some very distressing things about homeschooling with Classical Conversations. One of the bandwagons that a few people jumped on was: "Classical Conversations is very restrictive - they dictate the curriculum and there is no room for your children to be themselves.".

That is FALSE, and it bothers me when people make sweeping generalizations about ANY homeschooling method.

As our week unfolded, there was a beautiful example of Interest Led learning within a Classical framework. 

I couldn't have planned it any better, and I knew I must share it with my readers.

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Wednesday
Nov122014

December Homeschool: Art & Music Plans

  

 

I am thrilled with our December homeschool plans. 

I always pin so many beautiful projects and ideas and then am disappointed in myself because I never get to them. Can you relate?

This year, I am keeping it SIMPLE -- I've chosen two very attainable goals - one for music and one for art.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

History Notebook Part 2: CC Cycle 3 Weeks 13-24

 

As we near the end of our first 12 weeks of Cycle 3, I am still KEEPING IT SIMPLE.

The memory work is enough.

Make sure the grammar pieces are being memorized and provide a few low stress ways for my child to expand upon the memory work if we have time.  That's my plan and I LOVE IT!

And...

Read TONS of good books. No matter what, we MUST read (or listen to on audio) books! 

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