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Articles tagged Essentials

Fire Safety for Parents and Educators

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by Jen
Friday, 10 January, 2014
categories: Classical Christian Education
“Don’t touch that! It’s hot.” This Christmas, I spent the holidays with my sister and brother-in-law and my young nephew. My nephew is just learning to stand upright and lunge from surface to surface like a trapeze artist. While I was there, he attempted to place his...
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Finding Freedom in the Grammar Stage

Once upon a time, I attempted to find a craft, worksheet, and online activity or video to flesh out almost every subject of every week of Foundations memory work. When we entered a year of overwhelming challenges and setbacks, I desperately struggled to keep a firm...
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The Dividends of a Challenge Education

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by Lisa
Friday, 27 September, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
Well here we are, six or seven weeks into this academic year. For most of us the dust is settling: we are growing accustomed to getting up and out of the house on Classical Conversations day, we are remembering what we like in our packed lunches, and everyone in the...
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Challenge: The Icing on the Cake (How to Manage Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge at the Same Time)

I used to think that Foundations was the best time of homeschool life. It is fun to sing the songs, read the picture books, and take lots of field trips. However, now that I have two teenagers in high school (Challenge I and Challenge II) I am experiencing some payoff...
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Classical Education Is like Making a Cheesecake

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by Lisa
Friday, 13 September, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
I recently asked a group of young children at Foundations Orientation if they wanted to learn how to make cheesecake. Always ready for an adventure and primed to have snack time sooner rather than later, they enthusiastically agreed. “So, what do we need to get started...
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