This past week I have focused on Classical Conversations.
If you missed any of the previous post here is a quick list and short summary of each.
Classical Conversations: This is a brief description of Classical Conversations from my view point.
Classical Conversations at Home: This post describes how we continue the CC learning at home throughout the week.
Planning for Classical Conversations: In this post I share how I plan our school year using Classical Conversations as our foundation.
8 Ways to Practice CC Memory Work: This is a collection of 6 ways we have practiced our memory work and 2 new ways (games) we will be using this year to practice.
This is the last post in this series so I want to share with you some of the resources I have found that I find helpful, interesting and fun.
CC Connected - This is a great forum on the Classical Conversations website that you can join. There is a monthly fee for it but it is well worth it. There are so many wonderful resources on this forum such as practical advice and ideas from other CC moms, as well as file sharing. Some of these ladies must invest a lot of time in the documents they produce and share on this site. You can also visit this site as a guest, you won't be able to access all of the forum but you can get a good idea of what is on it. Something you can access as a guest is a week by week Bible memory work sheet. I was quite surprised to find this. All you have to do is click on the CC connected tab, click in as Guest and then click on the Public Library, you will find the Bible memory work at the end of that page. I found it thanks to Suzanne and her blog.
Blogs - I really enjoy reading blogs especially those focused on homeschooling and children, so it really shouldn't be too surprising that I get many of my ideas from them. This is a short list of some of my favorite blogs for Classical Conversation resources.
And Here We Go - Melody and her sweet little girl have only been enrolled in CC for one year but she seems to have been doing this for years. Melody is very creative and resourceful and has developed a lot of resources that you may find helpful. Currently she is working on Geography Cards and History Cards to go along with the CC weeks.
Half-A-Hundred-Acre Woods - Brandy has a wealth of information on her blog and a ton of resources. She has planning sheets, book lists as well as a resource list for each of the CC subjects. You can spend days on her site and still not get through everything. She also hosts a CC Blog roll (where you can find more blogs that write about CC) as well as a Blog Carnival. The latest edition of her Blog Carnival is up right now.
Sola Gratia - This CC mom has some great ideas, she has also developed some CC teaching plans to go along with Cycle 2. I have not used these but if you need to figure out how to spread out CC throughout your week they look like a good idea.
Wisdom and Righteousness - If you and your children enjoy lapbooking, you can combine CC memory work with CC memory work lapbooks. We actually used the one for Cycle one last year, and enjoyed all of the pieces we put together, but since I stink at lapbooking we never quite finished it.
Suzanne Shares - This is another blog I recently came across that offers great ideas for CC.
Pinterest - As I mentioned in another post I really like pinterest and all that you can find on it. I am still working on my Cycle 2 resource board, click here to see it. Last year I also made a board for Cycle 1 and we actually used a lot of what we pinned.
Journey Through Learning - For those that like lapbooking you may already be familiar with this site. They have several lapbooks that you can use with your CC studies, they also recently came out with their Classical Conversations Learning Activity Book. Although I have not purchased this product I am thinking considering it, so if anybody has already purchased it I would love to know what you think about it.
For now this is all I have to offer in terms of resources, there are of course other curriculum that you can use along with Classical Conversations, such as Story of the World for read aloud History and the Activity books. We used the books as read alouds last year and will do so this year as well.
If you have any other CC resources that you and your children enjoy using please let us know by leaving a comment.
Blessings and may you have a wonderful year learning all the facts in Cycle 2.