Challenge A – Canada Maps

Revised & Re-posted…. The first Geography adventure for Challenge A is to learn the geography of Canada.  You would think that we Americans would know about our neighbors to the north, but I was surprised Read More …

How To: Teach Independence and Ownership

As the school year starts (for us it’s already started!), I usually begin with thoughts of a better year.  Better organization, better routines, better attitudes, better…better… Lofty are my plans, but the execution of them Read More …

It’s Here….Student Planners Now Available!

It’s Here….AGAIN! After lots of hard work and a crazy few weeks, our amazing Student & Parent Planners are finally here!  I have been so excited to get these planners finished for you all! This time of Read More …

UPDATE: More Planners

UPDATE: as of the 2016-2017 school year the planners have changed names and covers!  You can check out the more recent post about the newest planners here. Are you in the planning mode? I’ve had Read More …

Getting Smart with USA Flashcards

This year we are studying US History and US Geography.  Over the years I’ve collected many US flashcards and puzzles, etc.  Some were just states and capitals, some had flags, some had facts.  I found Read More …

JUST IN: More Student Planners

There has been a huge demand for the Student Planners I made a few weeks ago!  Thank you so much for getting the word out.  Based on the feedback, I’m working on even more planners Read More …

Challenge A – Week 1 Survival

Well, we just completed our first week (ever) of Challenge A. I am so excited I can barely contain myself. Six years ago, when I learned about Classical Conversations, it was the Challenge program that Read More …

HELP: Challenge A Student Notebook

I’ve been in CC a long time and believe me, if you need some ideas for Foundations or Essentials all you have to do is Google it!  Between what’s out on the websites, blogs, and Read More …