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TOPIC: What Curriculum do you use with CC?
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Re:What Curriculum do you use with CC? 3 Years ago  
What a day looks like:
1. Read and Bible story or chapter together.
2. I allow an hour and a half for a math lesson and math drills, if they finish early, they get to play during the extra time.
3. I allow an hour and a half to 2 hours for all things Language-related: spelling, handwriting, parsing a sentence together, copywork (Essentials students copy grammar charts, younger students copy poems or prose I select), then Writing (Essentials and Challenge students work on their writing assignment, younger students keep doing copywork and read aloud.)
4. Lunch time
5. Memory work review (this is fun)then drawing maps
6. Reading from library books related to science or history
7. Hands-on activity or preparing for presentations or listen to History of the World on CD while playing with Legos or drawing

After dinner: Challenge students discuss their work with mom and/or Dad, any unfinished work is completed, or drawing

Bed-time: Read aloud together, then read alone till we fall asleep.

There are more examples in the book "Classical Christian Education Made Approachable" from the CC bookstore...great read!
The book, "The Core" goes through each subject in detail--that would describe what we do in each subject.
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Re:What Curriculum do you use with CC? 3 Years ago  
I do lots of hands-on activities, too! I get great ideas from library books. If you'd like a history resource with lots of ideas, there is an activity guide that goes along with Story of the World: games, coloring sheets, maps, crafts, even food ideas. Science activities can be found in lots of library books, too...I just bought a cool activity book for the human body, "The Body Book: Easy-to-make hands-on Models that Teach." From Scholastic.

We usually use the craft or experiment as the topic for our Foundations presentation, too which means the student really gets a lot out of the experience...they have to explain it to others.

Time for it: we usually have a reading time in the afternoon, and if the book we read suggests an activity, we get up and do it then...so it happens during what is usually "free" time, but it's usually so much fun that's what the kids enjoy so it doesn't seem like "work". I try to do one activity a week, then each child has something interesting to talk about for presentation time.
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Re:What Curriculum do you use with CC? 3 Years ago  
Can someone who pretty much only uses CC (except for spelling/math) list out what your day looks like and what ages your kids are?

The teacher in my wants to gather other activities to supplement the geography history and science. I am thinking a lot of books like someone mentioned but I also want to do some hands-on stuff like make compasses during week 1 which is on Columbus.

I'm just wondering if we'll have time.

thanks!
Melissa
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Re:What Curriculum do you use with CC? 3 Years, 1 Month ago  
I totally agree with much of what Cortney posted! I think it would be overwhelming to try to take an overarching curriculum like Tapestry of Grace and make it mesh with CC. Especially for the younger years fostering a love of reading is my main goal. If you can accomplish that, then you'll have trouble keeping up with them.

Along with her suggestions for finding great books, I have also consulted the Sonlight reading lists. I have been able to find a lot of those books at our local library to fill in the gaps in our home library.

The only formal curriculum we currently use in our homeschool besides CC is Saxon math and Spelling plus. We're doing our own English grammar and writing to transition to Essentials after this coming year, and the rest is left to nature study and reading great books!
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Re:What Curriculum do you use with CC? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Anyone use Tapestry of Grace with CC?
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