We have just completed our sixth year of Classical Conversations!
This past year was my first year tutoring Essentials (the afternoon class of English grammar, IEW history-themed writing, and math games for students ages 9-12). It was Lola’s first year in Foundations (the morning class of memory work in 6 subjects, science and fine arts projects, and public speaking for students ages 4-12), Leif’s first year in Essentials, Luke’s last year in Foundations and Essentials, and a break year for Levi. [I’ll soon be sharing details about this past year and plans for next year, so be watching for those posts! It’s going to be a bit crazy next year.]
Luke was a Memory Master again this year. This means that he recited (several times) all of this year’s memory work in one sitting—161 events and people in a chronological timeline; 44 U.S. presidents; 24 history “sentences”; 120 locations and geographical features in Africa, Europe, and the Americas; 24 science lists and facts; 5 Latin noun endings and their singular and plural declensions; English grammar facts (including 3 definitions, 53 prepositions, 23 helping verbs, and 12 linking verbs); and multiplication tables up to 15x15, common squares and cubes, and basic geometry formulas and unit conversions.
Leif had all of the above memory work solid other than geography, which we’ll master during during break.
I again took pictures at the protocol event for the upper Challenge levels this past Friday evening. [pictured above]
Saturday I spent 11 hours in CC Parent Practicum speaker training (we chatted over lunch and dinner, so it was a full day of stimulating conversation!). I’m not positive if, when, and where I’ll be speaking, but I’ll be sure to mention it when I know for sure.
Last night (Monday) we had our end of the year celebration.
This morning I slept in. [Who am I kidding? I never get up early. Grin.]