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Fantastic Fails

by Cara
Thursday, 27 October, 2016
categories: Homeschooling Life, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
“The difficulty of the journey sometimes turns out to be the blessing.” -- Marianne Williamson It’s been a rough start to the school year. Even though our school season has similar qualities year after year, I am surprised by how different this year feels. My...
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Encouraging the Writing of More Poetry

As a Challenge III tutor, I have the pleasure of studying poetry with my students. Every week I read aloud a poem connected to their U. S. History reading assignment. As we study Cicero's speeches in second semester Latin, we encounter many rhetorical devices there...
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How the Challenge Program Helped Me

Classical Conversations' Challenge program is, in some ways, the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life, short as it’s been. It wasn't the homework that was hard, or the Latin quizzes. It wasn't the classroom dynamic or the time management that was hard either. I...
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Lord, Help Me Teach My Daughter!

As I drove home from dropping my oldest son off at youth group, I used the quiet time to pray for God to show me how to homeschool my daughter. This girl is our bouncy, talkative, middle child who cannot stop doing cartwheels or singing. She’s picked out her own...
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What to do when you don't feel like doing anything...

I love homeschooling and being with my kids. Once in a while, though, I wish that I could do something I did in public school: get a sub. Prior to kids, I just had to write a lesson plan, call the administrator in charge of subs, and climb back into bed to sleep until...
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