October is here, and it’s time for the latest Classical Conversations Blog Carnival. I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that it is already October, but it really is. For our family, October is going to include moving into our new home.
There are a number of resources from bloggers I will be sharing below – arranged into the categories of Foundations, Essentials, Challenge, and General Homeschooling. There are many great posts in the General Homeschooling category this month – including a giveaway we are running, so make sure you scroll down to that category. If you are a blogger and want to contribute to a future blog carnival, please email me entries by the 28th of the month. (More information can be found on the CC Blog Carnival page.)
Anne from 101 Days of Homeschooling writes about Foundations’ abstract art including a tip for moms being in the CC program that I wish I had followed these last few years.
At the Essential Homestead, Traci shares what her weekly at-home plans look like. Here is her plan for Week 5. (By the way, Traci blogs about all more than homeschooling – homesteading and recipes are just a few of her topics.)
Here are some Bible verses on classroom management that I use with my Foundations class (and my own children).
Mary from Homegrown Learners talks about how her family processes the grammar of any subject including referencing the 4R’s in the CC Foundations Guide. She gave a very simple example of how our children can learn any new information.
This paper bag book craft idea from Aurie at Our Good Family seems like it could have a ton of applications beyond the history book she made. I may have to show my daughter because it seems like a craft she would enjoy making (maybe after we move).
Brandy From Half-a-hundred Acre Wood offers some great tutor helps (as well as at home) for science and fine arts this month. The crayfish anatomy drawing will definitely be a resource for me. She also put together a number of posters and printables about the scientific method. Brandy’s giantic music staff is much better than the one I made when I tutored the abcedarians and has instructions.
I put together a video list for Cycle 1 history of what we hope to watch. This list includes DVDs and selections from Amazon Prime.
This Essentials Review Scavenger Hunt from 101 Days of Homeschooling looks like a ton of fun. It would be fun in class but also could be modified to do at home.
Marc relates a story from his Challenge III class about Chemistry and Descartes. I really enjoy reading about the Challenge classes at CC. Every time I do, I wish I was a part of the class! I get so excited for what’s coming in my children’s education. Anyone else relate?
Allie from 17th Street Blessings gave encouragement about asking for homeschooling discounts at a store local to her, but it is a valuable reminder for all of us to remember to ask.
Jessica from Homeschooling 4 Real talked about how her family has simplified their morning devotions.
Aurie from Our Good Family made a list of some of her favorite homeschool resources.
Beth from Pockets Full of Rocks shared her essential gear for family sporting events. I think some CC moms might find this helpful for community days as well (even Beth said she uses some of this gear for her community day).
I hope you have found some great ideas and encouragement through this CC blog carnival.