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Christmas Blessings

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Courtney Sanford
Courtney Sanford has been home schooling with Classical Conversations since 2005
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on Thursday, 19 December 2013
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Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read



My favorite day of the week is always our Classical Conversations community day, but I also really enjoy the more relaxed days of the Christmas break. We study the things we like at our own pace for a few weeks and I have time to work some games into regular school hours. We also take advantage of the dark, cold, winter evenings to play games together. My family loves Monopoly, Bananagrams, and Boggle. If another family or two can join us, we play Charades or Trivial Pursuit for Kids. I have the happiest memory of my own father acting out “Peter Rabbit” in a game of Charades. There is nothing funnier than a dad acting out some classic literature for his family. These are some of our favorite Christmas blessings: time to laugh and play together as a family.

I have also learned a few fun games that help drill math facts. Change the rules to suit the ages you have; the main thing is to have some fun while you sneak in a little math.

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How to Raise a Hero (Four Important Activities to Do with Your Children this Summer)

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Courtney Sanford
Courtney Sanford has been home schooling with Classical Conversations since 2005
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on Monday, 06 May 2013
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In the light of current events, I am certain of one thing: we need heroes. As parents, we cannot allow fear to rule our lives; on the contrary, we should prepare our children to act nobly and to do the right thing in unusual circumstances, because one thing is certain: we live in uncertain times. This summer, there are a few important activities you can do to begin your child’s hero education.


  1. 1. Read aloud great adventures of heroes. The Hobbit and the Narnia series are great family reading choices for summer; read them aloud. Give your children stories so that they will remember the heroes’ great and wondrous deeds so that these stories stay in their hearts and souls and are recalled in moments when courage is needed. These stories provide good hero role models, and they should inspire us to undertake great and wondrous things so that stories may be told about us someday.


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