How Can I Customize the Essentials Program?

 Tailoring Classical Conversations Essentials
 Quick Tips:

 Try working through charts verbally, in a conversational manner.

Incorporate physical playtime into the review process.
Ask your student questions about the connections between the charts.
Have your student experiment by giving verbal examples of the grammar concepts that they cover.
Engage in wordplay with your student by joining them in coming up with silly example sentences that use the grammar they are learning.
My experience…

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How do you get it all done in a day?

See if this sounds familiar: You create extensive to-do lists for yourself and your children of what needs to get done in the day, ensuring sufficient doses of Henle Latin and The Story of the World, only to discover that somehow you miscalculated the inevitable daily distractions. Now, it’s somehow mid-afternoon and your children haven’t done any science or math yet.

If you’re like any other homeschool parent out there, you have likely found yourself in a similar situation. Or, maybe you consistently find yourself in this situation. Don’t worry! You’re not at all alone. In this video, hear a homeschool mom in Tennessee, who is one of many who repeatedly falls short of what she thinks needs to get done in a day, recount her experience.

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How do you get it all done in a day? (Part 2)

One of the top questions homeschooling parents have is, “How many hours each day should I homeschool my child?” In this post, we want to encourage you that regardless of how many hours you plan to homeschool, failing to actively meet that goal doesn’t mean you’ve failed to educate your child properly.

We recently released a blog with a response to the question, “How do you get it all done in a day?” This is a companion to that post, offering another homeschooling parent’s response to the question. Unsurprisingly, her answer is not much different—that is, you can’t get it all done in a day!

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A Dad’s Guide to Classical Education – Free PDF

Are you confused about classical education? Are you confused about homeschooling? Are you a current or future homeschool dad who doesn’t want to read lengthy books your wife is asking you to read about home education? We’ve got you covered.

Robert Bortins, CEO of Classical Conversations, has written an easy-to-read summary on everything you need to know about both classical education and homeschooling. Spending 15 minutes reading this booklet may not make you an expert, but it will certainly give you confidence when having a conversation with your wife about the best way to educate your children. Or, at least it will give you the framework for what questions to ask.

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Classical Homeschool Curriculum

Subjects deemed classical are worthy of more time, more study, more engagement and more consideration. This is especially true regarding classical education. A classical homeschool curriculum teaches grammar, dialectic and rhetoric through a Christian worldview—and uses an educational approach ideally suited to a child’s natural learning style.

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