Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Fine Arts Resource

For Cycle 3, I will have something weekly for weeks 1-18.  For weeks 19-24 we love The Story of the Orchestra!  It’s a book we use each cycle!  Do you have a great book for Cycle 3 fine arts?

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Classical Conversations Cycle Three Science Resource

For Classical Conversations Cycle 3, I plan to supplement weeks 19-24 with It’s Couldn’t Just Happen: Knowing the Truth About God’s Aweseome Creation.  In addition, we will be using our Bible for this portion of science.

Do you know of another good resource for weeks 19-24 for Cycle 3?  I’d love to hear about it!

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Classical Conversations Science Weeks 13-18 for Cycle

For Classical Conversations Science weeks 13-18 I plan to use the following resource. Again, I may add in something different each week too, and I’ll share that as we get into weekly resources.

The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book

Do you know of a elementary friendly Periodic Table book I could look into?

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Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Science Weeks 1-12


I plan to use two Usborne Books with Classical Conversations Science weeks 1-12.  I’ll probably add other books as we go each week, but these appear to work for the entire first 12 weeks.

See Inside Your Body and Usborne Human Body Reference Book.  (The Human Body Reference does have a little reproductive information.  Please make sure you find it appropriate for your child.)

You can buy these from an Usborne representative or you may be able to find used copies on Amazon or Ebay.  (I purchased these from a friend’s party.)

Do you know of any other great books for cycle 3 science for week 1-12?

Preparing for Classical Conversations Cycle 3

I know it’s  June, but I’m working on my book list for Cycle 3 when our Classical Conversations community starts meeting again in early August.  These are resources I feel will work for us for the entire cycle 3.  I’m also working on my weekly resources and will share them with you.

For history:

The Story of the World Volume 4

The Story of the World Activity Book Volume 4

Liberty Kids DVD set

For geography:

The 50 States: Explore the USA with 50 Fact Filled Maps

Do you know of something else I should use?  I’ll be sharing what I plan to use weekly as well!

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A Summertime Kid Friendly Snack


It’s been busy at our house this last month.  I need to work on a VBS snack for the weekend and my daughter requested what she calls Roll Ups….a recipe we received from a friend.

Gelatin Roll Ups

1 3oz package of gelatin in the flavor of your choice

1/2 cup water

Mix these two items together in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Add 1 1/2 cups of marshmallows and microwave for up to one minute.  (This will depend on your microwave settings.  Be sure and keep an eye on it so you do not have a mess.)

Stir until the marshmallows are dissolved and pour into a lightly oil pan.  (I use a 9×13 glass cake pan.)  Put in the refrigerator until set- approximately 30 minutes.  Slice and then roll.

Chores and the Working Mom

Chores.  It’s an area I admit I’m probably not the best at as a mom.  Because we start school at 6:30 am each day and finish in the afternoon/ evening, sometimes (maybe always?) often easier to do the chores myself.

Now, I do insist on the bedroom being kept clean.  However, as a working homeschooling mom, I find it’s often easier to do things myself during the school year and introduce new chores in the summer when we are on break.  I have more time to help teach the chore and we are not as rushed in the learning.

She helps with laundry, vacuuming and dusting and has throughout this last school year.  We also have some animals that my daughter helps with each day.  This summer we are working on helping with cooking.

What chores do you assign in your household?