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The Magic of Reading Aloud

by Lisa
Tuesday, 03 January, 2017
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
When you think of “magic,” what do you envision? A wand waving? The flash of a red-lined cape? The rabbit emerging from the top hat? Frankly, I was never one for magic; the tricks, while sometimes amazing, never fascinated me or drew me in. But then I discovered the...
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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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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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