27 January 2014

Classical Conversations Cycle 2 week 16

Yea! another week is down. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now don't get me wrong I love teaching these kids however I am now 10 weeks pregnant, Oh yea did I mention that, hee hee, surprise! Needless to say my energy levels are down and everything else is coming up, ugh!
This week my lil princesses and I were sitting here watching Magic School Bus, which I love by the way it puts gross things in really kid friendly perspective. So we were sitting there watching the episode and wouldn't you know it was on friction. Which goes right along with this weeks Science grammar of Newtons first law. Ding! So I am playing this video during our review time if I can get the TV to work at CC tomorrow.
It was the episode on Friction less Baseball. Now its not a perfect fit but its a nice complementary video and my kids will enjoy the break from games, and it gives me a chance to rest before lunch time madness.
There is a science activity that goes with that episode to if you have the time and your kids are curious and want more to explore the link is
http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/parentteacher/activities/playsball.htm 


In my searching I also found a  U tube video that sings the geography song, yea!! I don't have to come up with one. Here is the link to that,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qizmHAX9Db4

Then I found this awesome page for helping them sort out what is a verb, she also has print outs for nouns, pronouns, so I will defiantly be going back.
http://www.lessonplandiva.com/freebies
Verbs (C2, W16)  Lots of good stuff!

I plan on talking threw this with them then later in the week I will have the princesses cut and paste their answers. This will help them stick it more firmly in their brain.
What do you do during the week to re-enforce what your kids have learned?

Till next week,
Kat







20 January 2014

Classical Conversations C2 week 15

This year we have found a wonderful program that I have come to love. I jumped in feet first as a tutor and have not regretted it since then. However since this is my first year I have had to do a lil research and come up with some creative ways of how to get this information across so my "students" could understand. Well at least understand the basic concept. My group the apprentices range from ages 6 to 10. Which for a homeschooling crowd covers a lot of different grades.
Anyway I made this chart to help them have a visual for types of sentences. I'm going to link it so that you can use it as well. All I ask is that you give me credit and it wouldn't hurt to start following since I plan on posting some more "helps" next week for CC.
Here is the chart

Also I found a really cool Bill Nye the Science guy video( yes I am that generation) on Energy. It goes along with this weeks science perfectly. Yea!!!
Hope this helps. See you next week. 
Kat