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Articles tagged Foundations

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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How to Rescue Knowledge from the Age of Information

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by Jen
Thursday, 13 June, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
I know a few things—not many, but a few. I know the texture of a pin oak tree’s bark. I know the form of the constellation known as the Big Dipper. These examples are simple, not philosophical or foundational, but they illustrate the difference between information,...
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Defeating the Integration Monster

I’m going to ask you to trust me on this. It feels harder than it is, and what I am going to explain will sound too easy compared to what you are feeling, but it is this easy. First, let me share my background with you. I joined Classical Conversations with two...
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One Child's Memory Master Journey

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by Nancy
Wednesday, 08 May, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
During the first week of our family’s homeschooling journey, I taught this verse to my children: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7, NIV). It is a wonderful day when a parent can see the fruit of...
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