Check out these amazing creations – made by families, for families! Every resource supplements the Classical Conversations (CC) program and supports homeschooling in general. Watch my facebook page June 16-18th for generous giveaways from these featured creators!
Guitar & Ukulele Lessons
First Frets online guitar and ukulele courses are a convenient (and VERY affordable!) solution for the music-loving homeschool family. We offer both individual and family subscriptions, and we’re currently offering a discount of 30% off. (Use code 3030 at checkout; works for both individual and family subscriptions.)
Find Online Guitar & Ukulele Lessons on the First Frets website!
You will appreciate John’s clear and engaging teaching style. Every student will benefit from the simple explanations, excellent video quality, and step-by-step progression, making it enjoyable to learn one of these instruments. Try the free preview lessons!Angie’s Review
Created by: John Futch – First Frets
John Futch lives in Lexington, KY, with his wife, Julie, and his kids, Olivia and Liam. He has taught private music lessons for fifteen years.
Cycle 3 Drawing & Great Artist Plans
Ridge Light Ranch is all about making it easy for you to include art in your children’s education. After being part of CC since 2012 and helping CC families with art since 2016, we know how to help you make use of that crisp 30 minute segment and how to go deeper with art at home with our art lesson plans. Every lesson includes modifications for less and more experienced students, so you’ll be able to use them no matter what age group you are teaching. We have plans specifically designed to go with the six weeks of cycle 3 drawing and the six weeks of cycle 3 great artists.
Find Cycle 3 Drawing & Great Artist Plans on the Ridge Light Ranch website!
These lesson plans equip you with the tools to teach fine arts successfully regardless of previous experience. The background, script, and project ideas will be a time-saver. The additional information and vocabulary will add depth to your study at home. Try the free sample art lesson plan!Angie’s Review
Created by: Julie B. Abels – Ridge Light Ranch
Julie B. Abels is a homeschool mom, artist, author, and art curriculum creator who is on a mission to help you love teaching art so that you can give your children all the benefits of art and creativity in their education!
Cycle 3 Weekly Sheets
Cycle 3 weekly sheets are available in print and cursive for early writers and are designed to be fill in the blank to go along with the 5th Edition Foundations Guide. Families love these sheets to assign with all 24 weeks of memory work to practice handwriting, which also enhances hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, as well as fact memorization and reinforcement.
All products available in my Etsy store, but if families purchase through my website, they get $5 off. Practical Family Community members will receive a 20% off discount code when they join my email list on the website.
Find Cycle 3 Weekly Sheets on the Practical Family website!
The weekly sheets are very colorful and engaging. As a parent, I love to see the fill-in-the-blanks serving as a memory trigger. Those little bits of information force the brain to recall what’s missing. Plus, students are practicing handwriting in a purposeful way! Check out both the print and the cursive sheets!Angie’s Review
Created by: Jennifer Bryant – Practical Family
Jennifer Bryant is the wife of a good man and mother of two precious kids. Her favorite things include reading, organizing, blogging, singing with her kids, laughing out loud with her husband, and making food for people. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and dreams of taking her family on marvelous adventures across the globe. She is a writer and podcaster at PracticalFamily.org, and encourages others to build practical skills for healthy communication, strengthens moms for real-life struggles, and helps women to discover their awesomeness.
Grids for Kids
We have written a series of logic books designed to teach children how to solve Logic Grid puzzles. The goal is to train and develop the logical machinery of the mind, which is so necessary for later success in the mathematical sciences. The “Grids for Kids” series consists of five Level Books, and three Supplement Books. The Level Books each contain puzzles, solutions, and training tutorials. The Supplement Books only contain puzzles and solutions. The books progress in order of difficulty, with Level One being the easiest level. One side benefit from this series that we’ve seen in our own children, is a greater attention to detail in the precise use of language.
Find the Grids for Kids series on The Math Profs website!
The well-written tutorials included in each level set these apart from any other logic books you will find. What a benefit to not only practice solving the puzzles, but also learn how to think through it logically. Level 1 is the perfect place to start for a beginner, and kids will enjoy progressing through the levels. See the samples from each level!Angie’s Review
Created by: Brian & Melanie Fulton
Brian and Melanie Fulton both earned doctoral degrees in mathematics at Virginia Tech. They formerly taught math at the university level and now run a hobby farm while accuracy-checking collegiate mathematics texts. They homeschool their four children, frequently employing the aid of chicken, dairy goat, cat, and dog tutors.
Young Entrepreneur: “Who Was” Cycle 3 Mashup
Colby created a MASHUP of his favorite ‘Who Was” books to correspond with Cycle 3. He originally made the MASHUP list for people to download, but moms and dads told him that the library didn’t stock the right books and the bookstore was too expensive ($5.99 plus tax per book). So, he found a wholesaler, boxed his first matched set, and ColbyBooks.com began. Colby (now age 12) and his sister (age 6; now in charge of paypal) offer the “Who Was” books as a set for under $4.80 per book. We have met many of you because of this project and love seeing you come back. Because of your suggestions, he has added value by creating linked activities, bookmarks, and a post-test (all sync’d to each week of CC).
Find Cycle 3 Mashups on the Colby Books website!
What a great service that will save both time and money! This young man has added so much value to your purchase. Not only the books, but also bookmarks, activities, and post-tests. Go check out his website!Angie’s Review
Created by: Colby
During a summer entrepreneurship unit in 2017, Colby started selling drinks at the high school flea market. It was hot and required him to get up at 5am, but he made his first honest dollar doing it and was hooked.
Classical Tutoring & Rubrics
As a classical teacher, I value thorough and well-organized materials. I have created quality assignments, rubrics, and exams for you to use at home. The classical virtues of truth, goodness, and beauty should be integrated in the thought process, planning, and writing of curriculum. Students receive quality instruction when given quality materials, and they produce quality work when quality is expected of them. Please enjoy the materials I have shared with you.
Find Tutoring Services and Links to all the Rubrics, Assignments, and Exams on the Classical Tutoring website!
If you have a high school student, you will want to visit Amy’s Etsy shop (follow the “Resource” tab on her website). Students using the Lost Tools of Writing Level 1 will find rubrics for every essay. Be sure to check out the Impromptu Presentation Rubric for Rhetoric and the Write Your Own Doctrinal Statement Assignment and Rubric. These will be invaluable for students in the Challenge program!Angie’s Review
Created by: Amy Kelly – Classical Tutoring
Amy Kelly has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University and a ThM (Master of Theology) degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Courses she has taught are OT History, Theology, Logic, Rhetoric, and Composition (grades 7-11).
Cycle 3 Morning Basket Plans
Cycle 3 Morning Basket Plans are written in a weekly format, with no schedule to allow for the greatest amount of flexibility and *zero pressure* on homeschooling moms! I write these for my own family, and with five kids left at home, they are obviously multi-age. Topics covered include a simple Bible reading plan, art, poetry, music, hymns, and three age-leveled read-aloud options. All of this is hyperlinked, so literally all a mom has to do is decide which strand she wants to do that morning, and click!
Cycle 3 Morning Basket Plans can be found in Heather’s Etsy Shop!
If you want to keep a consistent morning time, this will lift all the burden from having to find ideas, materials, and links. It is all right in one spot with beautiful selections that match up so well with the CC cycle. See samples of each product in her store!Angie’s Review
Created by: Heather Schwarzen
Heather is the mother of 9 children and has been homeschooling with a classically informed Charlotte Mason approach for twenty years.
Printable Planners & Research Notebooks
These printable products have been recently updated for the 2020-2021 school year. The planners are designed specifically for homeschool parents, Challenge students, and Cycle 3 Foundations & Essentials students. The research notebooks are aligned for use in the research strands of Challenge A and B.
See all Printable Planners and Research Notebooks here.
These are my printable products that I created for our family, and I’ve added features to fit the needs of many students. I hope they are a blessing to your family too!
Created by: Angie Poff – Grace for This Mom
Angie lives in West Texas where she homeschools five children and seeks to bring beauty and order into this season of life while encouraging other families.
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