Friday, August 16, 2013

~Classical Conversations~

Last night, I was at a planning meeting, which involved this book:


We are going to be involved in Classical Conversations this year, and not only will my daughter be enrolled as a student, but I will be tutoring. It is exciting. And a little nerve-wracking (the tutoring aspect)! My husband and I really feel God is leading us down this path though, so I am trusting in Him that He will help me through! :)

It's a little difficult to explain in a few sentences, but Classical Conversations is a homeschool curriculum/group/method that endeavors to teach students classically. I'm still learning a lot about what makes the difference between a classical education vs. the typical education model in most schools. I really like what I see and I feel like it is a good match for our family.

We will be meeting with our group once a week, broken down into age groups, and each class will have 2 1/2 hours in which new material is presented for the week, a science experiment is performed, and fine arts is studied. The motto for Classical Conversations is, "To know God and Make Him Known." I love that.

Many years prior to our daughter's birth, Kevin and I had discussed our desire to homeschool. But when our daughter was just a baby, we discussed in earnest the whys and hows of homeschooling. We knew that since most likely our daughter would be an "only" that we needed to have some sort of way to be out of the house on a regular basis. Yes, we were choosing homeschooling but we felt it was also important to not to become hermits either! And so, this last winter I started looking into what exactly we were going to be doing, and I kept coming back around to Classical Conversations. One thing led to another and here we are - ready to start in a few short weeks!

I'm excited to see what God has in store for us!


Anonymous said...

Have fun!

Charity said...

Exciting!! I've heard a little about CC and think it sounds very interesting! I'll be checking it out when the time comes for us. :)

Mrs. U said...

Oh my stars!!!! She's old enough for homeschooling???????!!!!! She was just born, Tammy, how can it be??????

Super excited for y'all starting this journey!! It is SOOO worth it!!! Hard times will happen, sure, but those are the days you head out to the park or library and turn it into an opportunity!!!!! :)