It’s so easy to go crazy with all the fantastic ideas being pinned for Classical Conversations Cycle 1! I have to narrow it down. These plans are to give an idea of what one might do in one week without it being overwhelming, and while balancing all the other subjects one has to teach. These are the plans I intend to follow for my 5 year old.
We don’t plan on teaching much about that religion, but we will be reading stories set in India.
Video on Youtube about the Indus River civilization. I learned a lot. He speaks way too fast for young kids and has a joke about dating at the beginning. I will not be showing this to Bear, but am sharing the link because it was informative.
It’s amazing that such an ancient civilization had plumbing!
An interactive BBC site about the Indus River Valley just for kids! We’ve had fun exploring this one.
Story of the World Volume 1’s corresponding chapters are Chapter 9 and Chapter 30.
How do animals reproduce? (answer: live birth, eggs, fragmentation) – did you think they would get into details? When I first saw the question I got a little worried:) We’re going to focus on lifecycles this week for this – butterflies, frogs, other insects etc. Still have to decided exactly what we will do.
Our art this week will tie in with Science from week 6 (vertebrates). The plan is to study Paul Klee and his fish painting, using Track E of Meet the Masters.
I think Bear will appreciate the fun Skip Counting mazes from Confessions of a Homeschooler. We’ll start these in Week 1, but she just posted about them recently, so I didn’t know about them when I started this Cycle 1 series. They only go up to 12, unfortunately. Week 7 is skip counting the 13s. I had a hard time last year with the 13s. Memorizing is Bear’s forte, not mine!