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    Mom to an 8 year old and 5 year old twins.
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    Texas
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    Sewing, reading, crafting, knitting, crocheting, swimming, hanging with family and friends
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  1. Just curious - what are your thoughts…how long is an appropriate time to encourage a 3rd grade boy to read independently every day? My DS doesn't typically pick up a book unless I make it a part of his daily homeschool routine. We typically set an alarm every day and he reads until it buzzes. I am passionate about reading and want to pass this love on to my children. Thanks! Lou
  2. Hello WTM Friends! I'm curious for those of you who are a part of Classical Conversations and have kiddos in Foundations - do you use a Grammar curriculum in addition to the core memory work? After attending a CC Practicum this year, my dear friend was led to believe she has fallen behind by not including a Grammar curriculum in addition to her core CC memory work and phonics curriculum. She has 2 kids in Foundations. Her oldest is about to enter 3rd grade. We both are about to start our 3rd year with CC and were always under the impression that at this age, we really only need to
  3. So sorry for the late reply. I am just now looking at this thread again and realized I did not thank you all for your responses. Each of your responses is so helpful for me. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences and knowledge with me!
  4. Thanks, Um_2_4! I would love to hear more about your workboxes and file folder/envelope games. This year will be the first that I actively try to do at least some form of homeschooling with all 3 of my children. I'm trying to figure out how in the world I'm going to organize and execute all these plans! Thanks for all your ideas!
  5. Hey Ho, Parents of Twin Preschoolers! I have been slaving away on planning out lessons for my oldest son's upcoming homeschool year. With all my planning for his schooling, however, I do not want to neglect my bright and very active 4 year old twins. I know that if I don't plan out at least some basic lesson goals and plans for my twins, very little pro-active learning will take place with them this year. I decided to start with writing down my goals for this year, and then put together a very simple daily/weekly lesson plan for my twins. I was wondering if anyone else has any ide
  6. Hello all! For what it's worth, I thought I'd share my blog posts with my plans/ideas for Classical Conversations Cycle 2, Weeks 1 and 2. I'll be a tutor for the first time next year and I wanted to get started early on my planning so that I'm not overwhelmed next year. Cycle 1, Week 1 post Cycle 2, Week 2 post I hope that it can help others. Thanks!
  7. I can not thank you all enough for your replies. It is so helpful to me to hear that I don't have to do every page of the workbooks. Sometimes, I know in my heart that part of the book is unnecessary for my son, but my type A brain has a very hard time if we don't complete every page. I feel like I'm cheating in some way. I'm also concerned that without the worksheets he won't get enough practice or repetition/exposure to the concepts. I think I'm going to go through the textbook and see exactly what topics are remaining, then just find games that cover those topics. I'll definitely get
  8. Sorry. Wasn't sure what to title this post. I would LOVE some suggestions about how to help my son to focus and do his math work. Here's the scoop: he is naturally gifted at math. He used to enjoy it. Perhaps it's just because we're toward the end of the year, summer is here, and he's ready for a break. Or, perhaps it's because the math problems have gotten a little harder lately and he's not able to just fly through them like he did before. But, lately, I can not get him to focus to save my life. It's almost as if he is experiencing A.D.D. for the first time. However, I don't
  9. Hello friends, I have a quick question for those of you who use Spell to Write and Read for your phonics program: how many spelling words do you go through in a school year? We are in our first year using SWR. My son is in the 1st grade. We got off to a late start using the program this year simply because it took me forever to figure out how to implement it. Once we got it going, we shot to do 3 spelling words a day, and one sentence (using the spelling words). We also do just a few minutes of the phonics flashcards. We have completed about 80 words. I'm wondering if we sh
  10. I'm trying to get a game plan for the read aloud books I'll be reading with my 1st grader this year. I have the typical 6 year old boy who loves cars, ninjas, Star Wars, karate, etc. Some of the books that he has liked are My Father's Dragon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach. Any suggestions? Thanks! Leslie
  11. Hey guys! This coming fall we being our first year in Classical Conversations (1st grade Foundations). I'm sitting here trying to work out our homeschooling schedule for the semester/year (ie. what we're going to study in every subject each week). Here's my question: what do you guys do in the weeks that you're off from CC? Do you fit ALL of your homeschooling into the 24 weeks, or do you extend the reading and math portions all throughout the year? Do you take all of December off to celebrate religious holidays? Do you fit in non-CC curriculum or activities/unit studies in those
  12. Hello all! Does anyone have a recommendation for a Bible based history curriculum? I'm looking for something simple to begin with my 1st grader. I'm hoping the curriculum will begin at Creation. Thanks!
  13. Hello all! I have a 6 year old (1st grader) who will begins his first year in Classical Conversations in August. I'm still trying to figure all this out. When do I need to incorporate history (I'm thinking SOTW) into our at-home curriculum? I understand that we will be going over the history timeline in CC, but I was thinking that we may need to supplement that with SOTW. Is this true? Just to give you a more complete picture, we will also be supplementing with math, phonics, and Bible in addition to possible adding piano (taught by dad), and Spanish. I also have 3 year twins
  14. Here's my situation: I am trying to figure out which direction to take for my bright 1st grader next year. I have 3 friends (families) currently enrolled in CC and another one seriously considering it. Although there is so much that appeals to me about CC, I am not completely sold on it just yet. After coming across a few posts on this forum, and reading posts by the Accidental Homeschooler, I am incredibly curious about the TOG curriculum. I would LOVE to get together my own little co-op of 5 or so super cool, interesting families with similar world views and a passion for Christian
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