Our First Week of Classical Conversations

Our first day of Classical Conversations Foundations
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Hello all! In my last post about our first day of homeschool, I mentioned we hadn’t gone to our community day yet for Classical Conversations. Now that we’ve had our first community day, I wanted to give you some insight to our experience. Our oldest is 4, so I went to “class” as he calls it, with him and little brother went to the nursery.

 

I was so proud of my little man!

I’m not going to lie, I was a bit nervous how he was going to react. Our 4 year old doesn’t like large groups of people and has a hard time with public speaking.

If you know CC, you know he had to get up in front of his “class” for a 2 minute presentation. Since it was week 1, the kids got to say their names and anything about themselves.

When it was his turn, he made me walk up to the front with him. But, I was able to stand off to the side and he told the other kids his name, that Superman was his favorite superhero, and that the story of Jonah was his favorite bible story.

 

Mom feels better about teaching the material!

Again, not going to lie. We went to an open house months ago and sat in on the 4/5 year old class, but it was hard to keep up with what was going on. My then 13 month old wouldn’t stay in the nursery, so I was having to entertain him and keep him quiet most of the time instead of focusing on the tutor.

Now that little brother stayed (not terribly willingly) in the nursery, I was able to really pay attention and lead him through what the tutor was doing. I’m pretty sure the Timeline was his favorite.

Next, if I can just figure out phonics and math curriculum that he enjoys, we’re golden! We’ve got some Usborne wipe clean books he likes and some workbooks. I’m still searching though while we work on those!

We are still using ABC Mouse as phonics/math as well. He’s been on level 2 just working his way through from the beginning, but I’m thinking of skipping him ahead to level 3 or 4.

 

baby bath time; make bath time more fun; hooded baby towel; baby care products; baby care by e-cloth

 

I’m glad we chose Classical Conversations!

Let’s face it. I’m an introverted mom. My 4 year old is also introverted. And my extroverted 20 month old is going through a terrible separation anxiety phase and doesn’t want to leave my side in public. Becoming a part of CC and having the community day is going to be really good for all of us.

We weren’t sure what route to take when we first started looking into homeschooling. But we knew a few families that did CC and really enjoyed it. Since this is technically our PreK 4 year, we thought we would try it out and see if it worked. Even though we’ve only done the first week with 2 weeks off because of Hurrican Harvey, I see this being a very good option for our kids and family. I’m excited to see how our year pans out!

 

With week 1 under our belts, we’re excited for when our local library opens back up after Hurricane Harvery. I’d like to find some books to match up with our CC curriculum. And he wants to draw the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa MarÍa for daddy to have on his desk at work.

 

What PreK phonics and math curriculums do you use that didn’t break the bank? I’d love to hear your experiences! 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. The only one I ever liked growing up was Miquon math. They only went through 3rd grade then, not sure if that changed, but for me it was golden!

    Glad you are mostly back to normal after Harvey. It gives me hope dealing with Irma aftermath!

  2. Hi, Candice! My daughter and I are providing childcare for our local CC group to save up for her and possibly my second daughter to start Challenge next year!!! Not sure if our younger two with be doing Foundations next year, but we LOVE the community and focus!

    For arithmetic we have used Math Mammoth for mastery, Rod and Staff for the younger ones and A Beka for my older girls. I actually love how simple the Rod and Staff is for my younger kiddos.

    Glad you found your community! <3

    1. That’s so great you guys are looking into starting. We’ve had a wonderful experience so far! Thanks for the tips, I’ll have to look into those. My little guy doesn’t like worksheets too much, so it’s been challenging finding something he enjoys!

  3. Hi fellow CC mom,

    After two decades of homeschooling, there is nothing like belonging to a CC community. I am in my fourth year as an Essentials tutor and have learned more about the English language than I did in college. I finally found a corner of the modern world that appreciates Latin.

  4. Hi Candice,

    I stopped by your blog several times within the past few months. Thank you for inspiring moms to see the beauty in homeschooling and in staying at home with our babes. I am a CC mom as well (fist bump)! Continue to encourage women in this motherhood journey because at the end of the day we need words that equip and enable us to keep trekking down the maternal path.

    I nominated you for the Bloggers Recognition Award so that you can share your story with newbie bloggers. For information about the award go to my site where I wrote a post about my receiving the award:https://www.denisesultenfuss.com/nomination-for-the-blogger-recognition-award/

    Continue to do your kingdom work,
    Denise

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