Friday, June 28, 2013

Cycle Two

Are you ready for Cycle Two?  I just posted on my personal blog about my family's plan for homeschooling with Classical Conversations this year.  I wanted to share it over here in case someone might find it helpful!

A Well-Feathered Nest

-Crystal

Monday, September 24, 2012

Classical Conversations Testing

One of the many services offered through Classical Conversations is Stanford testing.  We are looking at the possibility of hosting a Stanford testing site in Rocky Mount during the spring of 2013.  We are still in the planning phases, and you can sign up for an email list to receive additional details and updates.




The Stanford-10 Achievement Test is a nationally recognized test used by educators across the US. 
As a norm-referenced test, the Stanford-10 not only offers the home educator information on their student’s achievement, it also provides comparisons based on nationwide test results.

Contents of Stanford Tests:
Grades 1-2: Word study skills, vocabulary,
comprehension, spelling, listening, math,
environment
Grade 3: Vocabulary, comprehension, spelling,
listening, social studies, math, language,
science
Grades 4-12: Vocabulary, comprehension,
spelling, listening, social studies, math,
language, science, study skills

We will also be looking for volunteers to help administer the test, and you can email us at Rocky Mount CC at gmail.com (remove all the spaces) if you are interested in  participating in this way.  Proctors must have a 4-year college degree and attend training.




Monday, August 6, 2012

Nature Journaling

The science memory work we will be covering this year makes now a great time to begin a nature journal.  Charlotte Mason once said, "We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things."

I know we all want our children to see the wonder and majesty in God’s creation, and keeping a nature journal is a great way to help them develop their skills of observation.  Some of the science projects we will be completing in Foundations this fall would be great to add to an existing nature journal or to expand upon at home. 

A nature journal can be as simple or complex as you’d like.  Some children will only want a place to collect loose pages while others might be excited by the idea of elaborate sketch books.  There is no right or wrong way to go about it.

One resource that might complement your science study this year is The Handbook of Nature Study.  I have come also across a few printable resources to share with any of you who may want ideas for beginning a nature journal with your students this year. 

A Variety Journal Pages from Donna Young

Animal Notebooking Page

Burgess Animal Coloring Sheets

Free Nature Notebooking Pages

Friday, June 8, 2012

Two Informational Meetings Now Scheduled

PLEASE NOTE: The Hobgood meeting has been cancelled - we're encouraging all interested folks to attend the meeting on July 10th in Rocky Mount.  Thanks!!


Catch the Vision: Homeschooling Classically with Classical Conversations
July 10th, 2012 - 7:00pm
Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church
Rocky Mount, NC

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Informational Meeting in Hobgood

Help spread the word!  There will be an Informational Meeting from 10am-12pm at Hobgood Baptist Church in Hobgood, NC on Saturday, June 30th.  Over the two hours we intend to give an overview of the classical model and an introduction to Classical Conversations.  There will also be time for Q&A.  If you can attend, please let us know by emailing us at rockymountccinfo@gmail.com so that we'll know how many to prepare for.  Thanks!

Monday, February 20, 2012

FREE Homeschool Informational Seminar

Our CC Community will be hosting a FREE homeschool informational event on Saturday, March 31st at Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church just south of Rocky Mount.

Sessions:
8am - The pros and cons of homeschooling
9am - The benefits of a Classical Christian education
10am - Homeschooling with Classical Conversations
11am - Homeschooling Classically through the upper grades: An introduction to the Challenge Program

The first two seminars will not be specific to Classical Conversations while the last two will address elements of the programs we offer.  This event is open to anyone interested in homeschooling, learning more about the classical method, or learning more about Classical Conversations.

Visitors are welcome to come to any or all of the sessions, so come on out, bring a friend, or pass this flier along to someone who may be considering homeschooling.

For more information, contact us at RockyMountCC@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Open House


Our community will be holding an Open House next Tuesday.  We hope you'll join us!