Check out these amazing creations – made by families, for families! Every resource supplements the Classical Conversations (CC) program and supports homeschooling in general. Visit @GraceForThisMom facebook page June 30th through July 2nd for generous giveaways from these featured creators!
Cycle 3 Foundations Bundle
This Cycle 3 Bundle is great for reviewing your memory work, playing games, or just quizzing yourself on fun facts! These easy to print flashcards are extremely versatile and can be used in many ways! Game ideas and review ideas are included! Kids of all ages can benefit too! Pictures on most of the cards are great even for the early readers! Older kids can work on their own to review. Families can review together and play games with mom!
Memory Work System Cards
The Memory Work System is a set of cards that can be used with the Classical Conversations Foundations program. These cards will help you review current and past memory work each day in a systematic way. They are easy to use and easy to follow! Even your youngest Foundations aged children can follow these simple cards. Now you don’t have to worry about your memory work! Just pick up the week’s card and follow!
Simply turn to the week and day that you are on and then do what it says! The system will tell you which weeks to review each day!
Find Cycle 3 Bundle and Memory Work System Cards on the Homeschool Story Website.
The Cycle 3 Bundle will give your kids many hand-on activities with the memory work! The Geography Cards even help learn the state abbreviations and each state’s shape! The Memory Work System Cards will give you a structure to review all that memory work, saving you time so you can focus on the actual review!Angie’s Review
Created by: Jaime – Homeschool Story
Jaime is a homeschool mom to three kids (ages 18-5) and has homeschooled from the start! She’s been with CC for 11 years and loves everything about the method, model, and mission, which is why she’s always telling people about CC! She loves to create products that make homeschool easier and write about things that will help encourage homeschool families along their journey!
Stick in the Sand Apps
Up to 15s provides a fun way to memorize basic math facts from 0 to 15 and the squares and cubes from 0 to 15.
The player has several options including which operation, which number or numbers, and the “Up To” value (10, 12, or 15).
The game has five difficulty levels for the basic operations: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, and Genius.
The player earns three points for each math challenge completed correctly on the first try, two points for the second try, and one point for the third try. Any attempt to answer the challenge after that will earn zero points. Every math challenge has its own time that is displayed on the statistics screen along with the challenge itself.
Find Stick in the Sand App “Up to 15s” for Apple and for Android.
You can practice math facts anywhere with this convenient app! You can easily make adjustments to target exactly what you want to practice. Each child can track progress and try to earn more points each time. It’s a fun way to review!Angie’s Review
Created by: Marshall and Tamara – Stick in the Sand Apps
Marshall and Tamara started Stick in the Sand Apps to create educational games that were helpful to the families of the Classical Conversations homeschool community that were as simple as a stick in the sand (or as close to it as possible). Marshall pastors a church bi-vocationally in East Texas and teaches as an adjunct professor for Kilgore College. Tamara has been homeschooling the children since their births. She has successfully graduated two who are students at Texas A&M University with their third having one more year before graduating. The fourth is entering his last year in Foundations/Essentials. They want their apps to be helpful to families regardless of their preferred method of education and to honor Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Math Memory Work Cards
These brainquest-style flashcards cover all the information needed for the 24 weeks of CC Math memory work. Print, cut, hole-punch, and you are ready for review!
Digital Foundations Planner
With your favorite PDF annotation app, use this planner to keep track of your schedule and lesson plans digitally. Designed for CC Foundations parents and tutors with features to make your life more organized!
Find Math Memory Work Cards and Foundations Digital Planner in a A Paperless World Etsy Shop.
If you do all your planning digitally, you’ll want to check out this planner! The features are perfect for a homeschooling family with places for lessons and grades for each child, plus anything you want to keep track of! The colors and design are beautiful and you can use it on any device. This planner will serve your school year well!Angie’s Review
Created by: Allison Morris
Allison is a homeschooling mom of 3 who loves to create digital content that keeps her and her friends organized.
I have put together 24 weeks of IEW/EEL checklists, which also include individualized math lesson and CC memory work. It covers the spelling at the back of the EEL, the IEW lesson, the EEL sentences to diagram for the week, and blanks to fill in additional information.
Nerd Music Playlist
I also put together a Nerd Music Playlist. Basically, what I mean by that is, I found songs on Youtube that corresponded with Foundations and Essentials lessons for Cycle 3 and put them into a list. I used a program called ClipGrab to turn them from youtube songs into MP3’s, and we listen to these songs in order to mentally prep for Cycle 3.
The EEL/IEW checklists are in the file section of the CC Essentials Parents facebook page.
The nerd music has the links for each youtube song attached to the file.
These checklists will keep you on track with the weekly Essentials work! You’ll need to be a member of the facebook group “CC Essentials Parents” in order to view these files. Request to join so you can benefit from these checklists and playlist! Mary has done an excellent job and continues to offer these to anyone free of charge!Angie’s Review
Created by: Mary Bruce
Mary is a homeschool mom of 5 (spread in ages from 3-12). They are a military family that travels the world, currently in Guam. She puts things together that benefit her family and shares them so that others out there can benefit as well.
This is cursive copywork and an art study in American history! Study 12 poems and 14 works of art. Includes poetry selections with memorization ideas, picture studies with mini posters of the artwork, and practice in cursive words and sentences . The printable download covers people and events throughout U.S. History.
Find Script-n-Scribe Americana at Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood.
If you are looking for something to pull in fine arts with copywork and American history, you will want to check out this resource! It will add a richness to your understanding of the time period while practicing necessary skills!Angie’s Review
Cycle 3 & Challenge T-Shirts
Are you learning about American History, Anatomy, Astronomy, Origins, or Latin? Our new t-shirts will inspire you and provide a fun expression of the themes in CC Cycle 3 and Challenge. Pre-orders have just opened on our new designs (and new shopping site), and all 16 of our homeschool t-shirt designs are currently available at the pre-order price with a selection of more than 60 t-shirt colors and a group discount!
Cycle 3 & Challenge T-Shirts can be found in the Grace for This Mom Store.
Created by: Angie & Timothy
Angie is a homeschooling mom of 5 kids, with Timothy being the oldest. Timothy is entering Challenge II and enjoys designing, modeling, and creating with his 3-D printer.
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