We are utilizing the following curriculum:
Foundations — Classical Conversations, Cycle 3, 2014-15
(CC Curriculum and Co-Op teaching. Tuition = helping hands.)
Cycle 3 US History
CLASSICAL CONVERSATIONS, Cycle 3(Foundations Program)
Timeline* & Presidents*
Classical Conversations ipad ap (Creation through Modern America)
All US Presidents
|US States & Capitols, Bodies of Water, Prominent Features|
(12 weeks Human Body), (12 weeks Chemistry)
Skip Counting, Multiplication Tables, Geometric Formulas, Alegebraic Laws, Conversations
|John 1: 1-7|
John 1: 1-7
Science (experiments & projects)
TBA, Tin Whistle
**Optional Memory Master track, where a student strives to memorize all information.
The material taught in Foundations
is divided into three cycles: one cycle
per year for three years. Each cycle
consists of 24 weeks of memory work.
*Classical Education Co-Op Curriculum
They have great ipad/iphone aps for Cycles 1 and 2. Waiting for Cycle 3 to become available.
• Foundations Guide (or memory cards.)
• Geography trivium for Cycle 3 per child
• Timeline Song
-- Nice to have: Cycle 3 Memory Songs. If the ap does not become available soon enough, you'll want to purchase this.
You can purchase all of this material at the www.classicalconversations.com website. Visit their bookstore.
This is NOT an official Classical Conversations group. I love the Classical Conversations curriculum. Our family was part of an official group our first year. We have been doing it on our own for the last 5 years. I think it works well with our family, and it allows us to mix with other families too. We do not charge money for this class. It is Co-Op style, which means you can contribute by helping instead. I do have my own faith statement.
Lunch and Snacks
• Please bring a small snack that can be easily eaten during the morning CC time. We only have 5 minutes for snack.
• Nice to bring a water bottle with your child's name on it.
• Please bring lunch for your own family to eat directly after CC. This time is important to build relationships with each other, and catch up on non-CC topics. It helps us keep talking on subject during the day if we know we have this time to catch up later.
• Please keep in mind that parents are always responsible for their children's supervision.
Below are some ideas to keep lunch time activities refreshing:
• Qtr 1: -
• Qtr 2: Bring basketballs
• Qtr 3: Bring jump ropes and soccer balls
• Qtr 4: Bring running shoes and hula hoops
• Rainy days: board games and chess
It's always a good policy to leave somewhere better than when you came. This is a great opportunity to teach our children service through example as we care for the homes that are hosting our co-ops. It is not required, but really appreciated.
Sick Child Policy
Does your sick child have any of these symptoms? If so, most providers indicate your son or daughter should stay at home until the illness is no longer contagious and the child feels well enough to return to school or be around other youngsters.
• Fever above 100oF and looks and acts ill
• Signs of possible severe illness such as uncontrolled coughing,
• difficulty breathing, wheezing, persistent crying, or lethargy
• Vomiting; once a youngster has vomited, most health providers
require that your sick child does not return to school for a
minimum of 24 hours
• Any sort of rash, especially when accompanied by a fever or
While having a sick child is a hardship for most families, it is important that parents enact the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!”
Thank you for considering these recommendations and implementing them for your children this school year. Remember that washing hands OFTEN is the best way to reduce the chance of sickness spreading.
Expectations for a Learning Environment
Your children are going to learn an amazing amount of information this year. They will grow spiritually, socially, and academically as they interact with God's Word and other children.
Our method of tutoring is modeling. Tutors demonstrate to both the students and their mothers various methods of memorizing grammar from all major subjects. These techniques are then practiced with the students so that they know what to do when they go home. You as the parent, however, are still primarily responsible for the education of your child.
We are all making sacrifices in order to provide a positive and fun learning environment. We need to be patient as the program develops over the year.
We need to remember that there are many ways to accomplish a task. The person who is designated the teacher for a certain subject is the teacher. Please be respectful to her and her preparation by letting her be in charge, and by not talking to other parents during class. It is very distracting to the teacher and the students. Should the teacher be disrupted by parents socializing, she may comment on “How nicely the children are behaving today!” This is your cue to that she is asking the parents to be quiet without the children knowing.
Please be alert to giving hands-on assistance (i.e. passing out or collecting supplies, assisting with children's science or fine arts projects, etc. to the Teacher during class.) If an offense is made one to another, among the students or the adults, then please approach the Teacher privately.
Cycle 3 Helps
John 1 Song (Music Version)
Cycle 3 Helps
John 1 Song (Music Version)