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If you’re a part of a Classical Conversations community, you know one of the best ways to review the information our Foundations kiddos are learning is through games. During the past six years, I have tried several different review games, some wildly popular with the kids, others…not so much. Occasionally I will be sharing these various games for tutors and parents who need a few fresh ideas to keep it exciting. This time, I want to share a few simple yet favorite games both in our home and in the classrooms. Sometimes you...

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As many of you know, we have been involved with Classical Conversations for the past six years. First I was a parent, then I was a tutor for a few years, and now I’m a Director. In order to help me stay organized, I’ve created some Weekly Planning Pages. New or Veteran Directors – these pages will help you in planning your year! Includes: Weekly Planning Pages with places for announcements, to do list, etc. Tutor Planning Meeting Pages Supply & Shopping Lists Important Contact Information Pages Foundations Class Lists Essentials...

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If you are unfamiliar with Classical Education, please be sure to click here before reading this.   If you missed What is Classical Conversations Part One: Overview and Foundations, click here.    Welcome back! Today we’re going to talk about the next level of the Classical Conversations program: Essentials. While Foundations focuses primarily on the grammar stage of Classical education, Essentials is the bridge between the grammar stage and the dialectic stage of learning. After participating in the Foundations program in...

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UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for entering. Congratulations to the winner, Rebecca K! Even if you didn’t win this time, consider adding We Choose Virtues to your family’s day. We’ve been very glad we did. As some of you may have noticed in Our Curriculum Choices, we use We Choose Virtues as a part of our character building. We love these and have used them for several years. Homeschooler or not, We Choose Virtues is a great tool for character development with your kids. I don’t know about you, but in our house I often...

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I love to read. That being said, I typically haven’t made much time for reading lately. Either I spend so much time reading to my kids I don’t get around to it myself, or I’m too wiped out by the time I get to bed. I do believe, however, that reading good books challenges us, grows us, and refreshes us. A good fiction book is my favorite. I happen to agree with author J.K. Rowling who said, “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” I have several fiction books on my wish...

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We have been a part of a local Classical Conversations community for the past six years. It has greatly helped not only in classically educating our children, but also in providing for us a community of support in our homeschool journey. Classical Conversations equips parents to teach their children using the Christian, Classical model of education. They do this by providing programs at the grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric levels in local communities. If you missed my post explaining these terms and Classical education as a whole, click...

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Classical education (often referred to as the Trivium), consists of three stages of learning: the grammar stage, the dialectic stage, and the rhetoric stage. Teaching a child through the Trivium is designed to give them the tools for learning by maximizing upon their natural tendencies present in each stage. The Grammar stage is the stage where the student learns the structure of a language. Students in this stage love to learn information regardless of why they’re learning it. Their mind is a sponge, soaking in amazing amounts...

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Don’t miss out on these great sales during Cyber Monday! Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention – save $10 on the family rate with code ONEDAYSAVE10. Your entire family can attend for $45 for the event. If you’ve already registered individually, you will be able to upgrade your registration I went to this last year and really enjoyed it. Of course it’s a little smaller than the Great Homeschool Convention, but the majority of the “big” vendors are there, and the workshops were great. Plus, for me...

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