Our First Week of Classical Conversations

 

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.

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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.

 

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!