Over the summer, I’ve been highlighting homeschooling resources that align well with the Classical Conversations (CC) programs. Every resource is designed and offered by a homeschooling family. If you missed the first four weeks, read about them here and view the previous resources listed by category.
Enjoy this bonus week of resources as you plan your school year! Visit the @GraceforthisMom Facebook page August 4th-7th for generous giveaways from these featured creators!
U.S. Map Brick Building Instructions
Explore the United States state by state and brick by brick. Over 170 pages of building instructions along with educational and STEM-focused information on each state. The perfect way to engage your LEGO-loving children to learn and have fun.
Use Code: GFTM for 10% off the digital instructions!
Learn More and Purchase Brick Building Instructions on the Website!
My kids dove in right away and started building! I appreciate the steps written in such a way that you can build each state individually and then connect them together. What a brilliant product and a great way to incorporate learning the 50 states with a hands-on activity kids love!Angie’s Review
Created by: Paul Bacio
Paul’s superpower is getting paid to play with LEGOs. He’s been a LEGO artist and curriculum developer for over 14 years. He is proud to be a Top 10 Finalist at Brick Factor (the previous version of ‘LEGO Masters’). Having been a CC tutor, he is excited to offer something special to CC families.
Animals in Time, Volume 3: American History
Hop, pounce, flap, and bounce back in time with these A-Z animal adventure stories. Catch fish and plant crops with Bary the Bear as the Pilgrims build a new life in a new world. Dodge whizzing bullets and roaring flames with Griffy the Goose as he helps First Lady Dolley Madison escape from the White House during the War of 1812. And hike a tall mound of earth with Uri the Urial for a better view as astronauts of Apollo 11 shoot toward the moon during the 1969 Space Race. Kids will meet American heroes and artists such as Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth, George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Dr. Mary Walker, Neil Armstrong, and many others. They will journey through the history of the United States by learning how leaders, battles, and everyday folks have shaped the nation, from early exploration to the modern age.
Animals in Time materials work well for a range of ages. Kids in upper elementary will gain understanding of the events in history based on the abundant facts supporting each story, while younger children will connect to the memorable characters and their adventures. The stories progress alphabetically, which provides for the possibility of a letter-of-the-week approach.
Great to use at home or in a group setting! Also, each story aligns with the history topics in Classical Conversations, Cycle 3 (5th Edition).
Available soon in both print and digital for Volume 3: Storybook, Activity Book, Notebooking Tools and Memory Cards.
Find Animals in Time on the Let’s Learn Kids website and get updates on Facebook.
Fun characters and an engaging story bring history to life! I can see this being great for individual families and great for co-ops too!Angie’s Review
Created by: Hosanna (and a team of young artists)
For nearly two decades, Hosanna has immersed herself in the field of education, leading her children in meaningful exploration of the world around them through homeschooling. She has also directed children’s educational programs in her community, blending creativity with learning. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four children—her favorite late-night reading party pals.
All of the art in these materials have been made by young artists who magically breathed life into the Animals and their adventures with outstanding talent and incredible imagination.
The Chrondala Calendar is an independent-learning tool for young kids, an organizational tool for older kids, and a family calendar like no other! In one view, the path of days, weeks, months, and seasons can be grasped and tracked. The Chrondala’s unique and strategic design is especially empowering for anyone who faces executive function deficits and/or time blindness like our daughter. Her out-of-the-box mindset inspired the invention of this tool that has been used and praised by hundreds of families and counting! Beyond the home, teachers, homeschools, tutors, and project managers have adopted the Chrondala and made it part of their success stories. We hope you add the Chrondala to your daily life and let us know how it made the days count more than ever.
Find the Chrondala Back-to-School Deal on the Chrondala Calendar Website!
What a easy way to see the flow of time in days, weeks, months, and seasons all year long! The appealing layout and engaging stickers were a hit with our daughter. The Back-to-School Deal will give you both the 2020 and the 2021 calendar – an amazing value!Angie’s Review
Created by: Mark Akers
Mark Akers is a product designer, master craftsman, historic preservation blogger, and homeschool teacher. His solutions have empowered construction engineers to architects to families to students with learning differences. Mark is a husband and proud dad of two.
Cycle 3 Complete Pack of Memory Work
The beauty of Memory Work is that young students often learn best through repetition, song and chant. However, many students benefit from something extra like hand motions or visuals. We started Memory Work when my daughter was 4, and she would ask me, with her cute little voice, what photosynthesis meant… I would open a book or draw her a sketch and from the love to learn with my little girl these coloring pages were born. I started with science and it grew. This year I am excited to feature Cycle 3 Complete Pack of Coloring. They are excellent tools to help solidify the memory work done at home. People often ask, “What age are these pages for? 4-8?” and I giggle… because in the process of making them I was redeeming my education. Color and learn for ages 1-100+. Enjoy!
Science Hands On Activity Journal
I also have a beautiful Science Hands On Journal. This tool is excellent for teaching the hands-on portion of science. With many families learning from home this year, you can continue to do the hands-on portion of science from home, with the ease of your guide and this science journal.
Use Code: 10OFF for 10% off your purchase
Find the Complete Cycle 3 Memory Work Set and the Science Journal in the Amy Snider Design Etsy Shop.
These are not your ordinary workbook pages! Beautiful artwork pulls you in and gives you a joyful experience. My kids will spend some time relaxing and coloring these pages as they listen to their weekly memory work. We are all looking forward to it!Angie’s Review
Created by: Amy Snider
Amy Snider is a wife of 13 years and momma to two constantly growing children. Her passion for learning was awakened when she fell upon homeschooling out of necessity, and now it has become the most rewarding and fulfilling gift for her family. She prays homeschool will light a lasting love for learning.
John 1:1-7 (English & Latin Vulgate) song by King Things
A fun, catchy, folksy-pop, verbatim rendition of John 1:1-7, in both English and Latin, taken from the Vulgate translation. Memorize the passage while enjoying a joyous and easy-to-learn song.
If you have not yet heard the amazing songs by King Things, it’s not too late! CC families rave about them, and for good reasons! We are blessed by the musicianship, commitment to detail, professional quality, and servant-heart behind all the songs from this CC dad! Your kids will love this John 1:1-7 English/Latin Vulgate song!Angie’s Review
Created by: Ross King
King Things is the side project of Ross King, a singer/songwriter/worship leader in Nashville, TN. A husband to Staci and father to 4 beautiful adopted kids, Ross splits his time between writing songs for other Christian artists like Jordan Feliz, Newsboys, JJ Heller and many others, writing music for film/tv/ads, and creating/performing his own songs. King Things was born of his desire to write easy-to-learn and hard-to-hate songs that would help kids to learn and memorize important things like Bible verses and math problems.
Cycle 3 Facts Soft-Style Shirt (Plus A Personalized Tote Bag Giveaway)
This Limited-Edition, CC Cycle 3 Facts Soft-Style Shirt is a US History-inspired apparel specially designed with the classically learning/ educating CC students, tutors, directors, moms and dads in mind! The velvety-soft texture of this premium shirt makes it a super comfy “uniform” to wear all day long – be it at home, on CC campus (or even during Zoom calls!), at the park, or anywhere else you choose to school at! The creatively-fused and carefully-illustrated graphics help make Cycle 3 memory work learning even more fun and conveniently prompt for some Cycle 3 facts drill anytime, anywhere! Moreover, the God-centered theme not only gives others a glimpse of what the kids are learning and visually communicate your family’s ultimate purpose for education – but also serves as a handy conversation starter on CC and homeschooling among family and friends!
Learn More About This Limited-Time Group Buy (Ends August 10th) and Win 1 out of 3 Cycle 3 Personalized Tote Bags!
What a fun way to celebrate cycle 3 themes! With this soft shirt, you whole family will love picking out their favorite color and style. When people ask your kids what their shirt is all about… let the memory work songs begin!Angie’s Review
Created by: Karen Catangay
Karen Catangay, a homeschooling mom of 3 from Houston, Texas, has been with Classical Conversations for 4 years. She’s passionate in helping inspire a sense of enthusiasm and pride in classical Christian homeschooling through the creation of fun and uniquely-designed premium custom apparel, currently made available through Mom’s Home Rack’s seasonal fundraisers.
Encourage Young Entrepreneurs!
The Startup Squad has featured Emma as a kid-entrepreneur in a recent book! It’s a great fictional read written to inspire kids in entrepreneurship.
Learn More about the Book on the Startup Squad Website.
Emma and her mom are so generous to share this book in our roundup! It think it will be a fun read for any kid!Angie’s Review
Startup Squad Book brought to you by: Emma
Thank you for supporting these family businesses, and don’t forget to visit the facebook page for prize giveaways during the week!