Classical Conversations Cycle 3: Week 13 Recap

Classical Conversations Cycle 3: Week 13 Recap


CC is back in session after a 7-week break! It was so nice to see everyone again and get back into our memory work routine. 

In this recap, I am going to share what we did at home for more hands-on learning related to Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Week 13: Bible, History, Geography, and Science memory work. I will also link our favorite picture books.

Let's dive right into what we did for Week 13! 

Resource: Foundations of the Bible vol.3  |  Bible Memory Songs  |  Hymnology Cards

We are still working through the Foundations of the Bible vol. 3 study. We are on lesson 13 out of 24. This pairs with CC Cycle 3 Bible memory work. This lesson helped explain how Jesus is portrayed differently in each of the Gospels. Matthew shows Jesus as King, Mark shows Jesus as the perfect Servant of God, Luke shows Jesus as Man, and John portrays Jesus as God.

It’s a wonderful thing to learn about because it will help you notice the author’s theme the next time you read through the Gospels.

Note: This study pairs with each week of the CC optional Bible memory work, but you can go at your own pace because there is SO much to learn. You can also jump in at any time — it’s not too late. Anyone can do this study, not just CC families. Learn more about the Foundations collection here.


Resource: Story of the World Book (Match Up List) | Story of the World Series
Activity: 1. Color the U.S. Citizen Seal 2.Trace kids' hands and color them different skin tones and draw an = sign to show we are all created equal. 

This week, we learned about the 14th Amendment. We read the related chapter from Story of the World and several picture books. The lesson this week brought tears to my eyes.

Our activity was to color the U.S. Citizen seal and to draw a picture celebrating that all people are made equal regardless of race.


Resources: Learning with Friends Year 3 Bundle |  CC Connected Sandbox File
Activity: Atom made out of pipe cleaners and beads

The next 6 weeks are all Chemistry related. Resources to help with experiments are Learning With Friends’ Chemistry unit, CC Sandbox file, and the CC Colorful Chemistry book.

To find the Colorful Chemistry Notebook, you need to log into CC Connected. Click on "learning center" on the left-hand side and then click on the "Scribblers" tab at the top of the page. This will be an option if you have a child that is 8 or younger enrolled in CC. Once the scribblers tab is opened, drop down week 1 and you'll see the PDF file for the Colorful Chemistry Notebook. This will be helpful for weeks 16-18. 

Our activity this week was to make an atom. There are a variety of ways to do this, but I opted for pipe cleaners and beads. The kids picked an atomic number, and then we made the related element. I then read a few fun facts about the element they chose.

Resources: CC Sandbox Geography page |  Drawing the USA  | Eat Your Way Through the USA Cookbook

To help find the Western Mountains, I like to show them in relation to the states’ borders. It makes it so much easier for the students in my class to find them on their maps, too. I use my Walmart magnetic puzzle (which is currently out of stock), but hopefully in the fall they will bring it back for back to school. You could also trace puzzles pieces from any US map. 

We’re memorizing the mountains by singing them to the tune “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.” You can find this on my YouTube channel.

Library Books:

Here are some books we enjoyed this week:


Tutoring: How to Make Tutor Board

I shared my tutor board in a reel this week and lots of questions on how to make it. I was actually gifted the board from a friend but I found some directions from another blogger on how to make it that you can read here. It's basically just shower board from Lowe's or Depot and you cut it to size and duct tape it together. You could also try foam whiteboard from Michael's. It's more expensive but it would be lighter to carry around. 

YouTube: Week 13 Playlist

I created my first YouTube channel to record all the songs and hand motions I want to use with the kids. I've compiled each subject's songs into a weekly playlist. I create this primarily to help the parents in my class review the motions with their kids at home. I also think this is a great resource for other tutors to use to build their plans for the week. 

If you are a parent and not tutoring, the "best practice" for CC is to let the tutor introduce the memory work in class for the first time on community day. You then review the week's memory work with your child until the next CC community day. You ideally use the methods you saw the tutor use in class at home with your child. 


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