Tuesday, August 30, 2016

First Day of Classical Conversations!

August 22 was our first day of Classical Conversations (our new-to-us homeschool community/classes for the year!) We will be going every Monday from 9 am - 1 pm.

All the kids were SO excited. I had attended the parent orientation the week prior and had gotten their class lists and class rules, so the kids knew what was expected and couldn't wait to start. It helped a lot that they each knew at least 1 friend in their class already.

Russell is in a class of 7 kids - 5 boys, 2 girls - ages 6-8 (mostly). Meredith's class also has 7 kids - 5 girls, 2 boys - ages 4-6 (mostly). Paige and Daphne are in the nursery with 4 or so other children, ages 0-4 (but mostly 2 and 3 year olds).

I have to say, CC is totally living up to my high expectations. The kids learn a lot while there - geography, math, grammar, Latin, history, art, and science, in age-appropriate ways - and they also give a presentation each week, All the families have lunch and recess together, too. The kids' tutors are wonderful, and the program is extremely well-organized. All this, plus devotions and prayer and Scripture memory to begin the day - it's pretty much everything I could ask for!

The kids, of course, love that they're getting to socialize with other homeschoolers, but they also love what they're learning.

Paige is having a wonderful time in the nursery with a new little 4-year-old friend. There is also another little girl baby about Daphne's age, whom Daphne will hopefully befriend once she gets a little more accustomed to being in the nursery without a morning nap (it's a long morning!) and without Mama ;)

Nice to have a consistent homeschooling community!

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