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Restfully Classical

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Amy Sloan and her husband pursue a restfully-classical education by grace alone! Amy hosts the “Homeschool Conversations” podcast.“Restfully Classical

Restfully Classical with Amy Sloan will inspire you! Amy and her husband are both 2nd generation homeschoolers who are homeschooling their five kids, ages 6-16. They pursue a restfully-classical education by grace alone! Amy  If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you’ll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book stacks, giant mugs of coffee, beautiful memory work, and silly memes. At any moment she could break into song and dance from Hamilton, 90s country music, or Shakespeare. Amy writes at HumilityandDoxology.com and hosts the “Homeschool Conversations” podcast.

Classical: We are raising a human with the goal towards raising virtuous men and women who are humble and love their neighbor well.

Restful: We can’t do all the things perfectly

  1. Resting the work of Christ
  2. Focus on Beautiful ideas and Relationships

Amy’s tips for Families that are just starting out with Homeschooling

  • Leave whitespace in your schedule
  • Develop habits of self discipline
    • Momma
    • Kids
  • Choose one thing to do all together each day- daily gathering of Memory Work

Resources: 

  • John Holt The Way Children Learn, et al
  • Growing Without Schooling Magazine
  • For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer MacCauly

What is Classical Education?

Classical Memory taught by History Cycles

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How to Integrate Classical with Delight Directed Education

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In this episode Tamara Pool is sharing with us how to integrate the time test educational method of classical education with delight directed learningHow to Integrate Classical with Delight Directed Education

In this episode Tamara Pool is sharing with us how to integrate the time test educational method of classical education with delight directed learning:

Understand the Classical Method

  1. Questions are welcome- teaches students to questions appropriately and to questions with humility.
  2. Simple, day by day instructional practice
  3. Integrated steps
  4. Attend-focus-study
  5. Help them discover how they learn
  6. Teaches kids to to approach education without fear- with humility and wonder
  7. Theology is the Queen of all learning

Delight Directed

  1. Parent is the barometer in the room
  2. Be mindful of what I delight in
  3. Show that the act of learning is delightful and that there is  wide spectrum of learning available to students

Favorite Classical Tools:

  • Integrated, wholistic approach to learning
  • Training the brain to action- pacing- retention
  • It is a wonderful psychology of learning

IT’s o.k. To try new things and it’s ok to quit. We get too busy focusing on being the expert.

Delight Directed learning

Family creates vision/dream boards- from these, create SMART goals

6 weeks on academics/ 1 week on delight directed/ plan/ menus, etc

Luke 2:52 “And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” An investigation into the meaning of the words used in the original text establishes a standard for judging historical interpretations of the passage.

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

True North Homeschool Academy Resources

Blog Post What is a Classical Christian Education?

Classes: Classical Memory

Delight Directed Clubs and Mom’s Membership

Podcast: Getting Started with Classical Education

Clases taught by Tamara Pool

 

 

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Getting Started with Classical Education

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Classical educators have a high view of humanity- humans are created in the image of GodGetting Started with Classical Education

While it might not seem like Classical Education has anything to do with Life Skills, I beg to differ. Great educational pedagogy has everything to do with learning and classical education brings great tools to the table to teach your kids anything and everything! Take a listen!

  • Classical educators have a high view of humanity- humans are created in the image of God
  • Classical Educators are Logocentric – the world makes sense
  • Classical educators take responsibility for the western tradition
  • Classical educators integrate subject matter
  • Classical Books and Art
  • Idea-focused teaching

 

THE SEVEN LIBERAL ARTS -the arts of thinking

Trivium The human ability to use verbal symbols (language)

Quadrivium – the basis of philosophy or theology The human ability to use symbolic language such as numbers, shapes and their relations (math)

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Music
  • Astronomy

 

Focus on TOOLS of LEARNING (skills) just as much as WHAT YOU ARE LEARNING (content)

Memoriae mater studiorum  -Memory is the Mother of Learning

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Q&A: Do I Give Classical Conversations a 1099-MISC?

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Carol Topp starts a new feature: Q&A with HomeschoolCPA in her podcast for homeschool leaders.  In this first Q&A session, she is asked by a Classical Conversations® Director if she needs to give Classical Conversations® Corporation a 1099-MISC for the licensing fees she pays them.

It’s an excellent question and Carol Topp, CPA explains the purpose of the 1099-MISC, who needs to get one and why.

 

In the podcast Carol mentioned an online service she uses to prepare her 1099-MISC statements, Yearli.com.  If you use this referral link you save 15% and Carol makes a small commission.

 

In the podcast Carol mentioned her book Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization. This 130 page book covers paying workers as employees or independent contractors. It includes sample forms, tips, and advice to help you pay workers in accordance with the IRS laws to help your organization pay their workers correctly. Written specifically for homeschool organizations and businesses.

 

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CC Directors and tutors may find Carol’s latest book Taxes for Homeschool Business Owners to be useful this tax season.

 

And she’s giving it away for free, but only in January 2020!

The ebook is 60 pages long and contains information on:

  • Business Start Up
  • LLC status
  • Tax Deductions
  • Tax Forms
  • Sample Tax Returns
  • Self Employment Tax
  • Paying Yourself
  • Paying Others
  • Businesses Using Churches
  • Should My Homeschool Program Be a Nonprofit?

This ebook is a great resource for:

  • Tutors or teachers for a homeschool program paid as an Independent Contractor
  • Classical Conversations®Directors
  • CC tutors
  • Coaches, musicians, artists, etc. hired to teach at a homeschool co-op

 

Get your copy of the ebook Taxes for Homeschool Business Owners today Homeschoolcpa.com/TAXESHSBIZ

 

 

Appreciating Classical Music

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appreciating classical musicLet’s Talk About Appreciating Classical Music with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast #193

Is appreciating classical music a priority in your homeschool? Our family has enjoyed many wonderful unit studies surrounding this topic, the children learned how to identify the sounds of the instrument and many of the composers. This has not only expanded their minds but encouraged them in their study of music. Whether you are a classical music fan or a newcomer to studying classical music you will find many ideas and tips for teaching your children about classical music.


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Show Notes: Appreciating Classical Music

For the kids – Printable Appreciating Classical Music Music Appreciation

Why Study Classical Music?

  1. It is enjoyable
  2. It evokes emotion
  3. The lives of the composers are interesting
  4. It is complex
  5. You might learn the sounds the different instruments makes
  6. It may encourage you to attend the Philharmonic or performing arts center near you (yay! Field trip – add that in the “book”_
  7. You can learn to identify pieces to the composers
  8. It helps you become engaged, you don’t tune it out like you might other music
  9. It is a form of escape – a break from reality
  10. IT may spur your child to learn to play an instrument and create music of their own!

Music Selections Played in this podcast on appreciating classical music:

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach, Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring
  2. Bach -Tocatta and Fugue
  3. Beethoven – Fur Elise
  4. Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
  5. Brahms – Lullaby
  6. Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  7. Mozart – Rondo A la Turca
  8. Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
  9. Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz

Suggestions for studying classical music for appreciation–Classical Period 1750-1830

  1. Composers – take a week and focus on each one and several of the composer’s more famous pieces
  2. Watch video of composers – stories on youtube etc.
  3. Great Classes – composers series
  4. Music appreciation
    1. Composition and beat (I have a link on this podcast – beat meter and form – https://www.giamusic.com/pdf/Z142BeatMeterForm.pdf
    2. Theme **
    3. Instruments
    4. Placement of instruments in an orchestra
  • **Different forms are:
    theme and variation
    rondo
    sonata
    concerto
    symphony

Theme and Variation is one thing to learn how to identify.

A theme is a small group of phrases that make up a complete musical idea
then several or altered or modified variations of the theme – the general music is changed by changing tempo, pitch, tonality, meter, texture, rhythm or overall emotional expression. The composer can select one or several variations.

Traditional and Classical Education Methods

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Classical and Traditional Education MethodsA Look at Traditional and Classical Education Methods

Podcast #7

In this episode,  Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn discusses the Traditional and Classical homeschool education methods.

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Would Classical Conversations Be a Good Fit for Your Family?

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Would classical conversations be a good fit for your homeschooling family?

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Kelli Graf

Kelli Graf

I did a review of Classical Conversations on my blog and explained how I use it at home. It remains one of my most popular posts.

Because many people love Classical Conversations as much as I do, I thought I would invite two friends who have been involved in CC to share with the Homeschool Sanity Show listeners what they love about it and some tips for making it work for families.

I asked the ladies to:

  • Explain what Classical Conversations is
  • Describe at a typical day in a CC community program
  • Tell us why they got involved in CC
  • How they make CC work with Sonlight and Story of the World
  • What the advantages are to participating in CC
  • Share what it’s like being a CC tutor
  • Give us a parent’s role in CC
  • Explain how notebooking can enhance CC
  • Tell us their plans for using CC in the future

Be sure to follow my Classical Conversations board on Pinterest for more great ideas.

I apologize for the feedback that is noticeable in a few sections of the podcast. Thanks in advance for your understanding. The content is well worth the listen!

 

Resources referenced in the podcast:

Classical Conversations website

Cycle 2 Book List

Notebooking Fairy

Homegrown Learners Classical Conversations resources

Squilt music lessons

CC Connected (musical Mary)

Kelli Graf, St. Louis realtor

Summer Fun On Shoestring Budget

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Summer Fun On A Shoestring Budget | The summer is in full swing, and you have weeks left before school starts. How do you instill summer fun in the remaining months? What can you do to keep the children from fighting or saying those dreaded words, "I'm bored! | #podcast #homeschoolpodcast #NoahsArk #TheFlood #Episode527 #UnlockingLearningPotentialBeginsToday #UnlockingLearningPotential #SummerFunOnAShoestringBudget #SummerFunSummer Fun On A Shoestring Budget ~ Episode 527

The summer is in full swing, and you have weeks left before school starts. How do you instill summer fun in the remaining months? What can you do to keep the children from fighting or saying those dreaded words, “I’m bored!” In this podcast, veteran homeschool mom, mom of five, and grandmother of nine will share tried-and-true activities to keep the kids learning, mostly without them knowing!

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So, it’s summer or some other time when the children are finding it difficult to use their time wisely. Maybe you are similar-minded and feel that children should not be on a tablet, computer, or television most of the day. What do you do when they’ve exhausted their normal activities and find they’d rather bother each other than find something else to do? This is the time I pull out the activities I save for the proverbial “rainy day,” even if the sun is shining brightly. These activities tend to keep the children occupied and having fun.

Summer is a time to learn a new skill, my children learned to ride bikes in the summer. Or, start a new hobby or sport. Maybe you’ve wanted to teach your children about the explorers or classical music. I wanted to do a classical music study around Christmas and never found time, but I switched it to the summer, and it was so much fun. Even if the children never loved classical music the way I do, they enjoyed learning about the composers and learned how to identify different musical instruments in an orchestra. In the winter months, we attended a concert, and they enjoyed it because they understood a little about compositions and the instruments.

I group my activities into different categories. Ones that don’t take many supplies, just brain power, and others that do take supplies that I try to have on hand. Either way, the results are the same. Mom is happy, and the kids are happier! I break down my list into Indoor and Outdoor Activities and then further break down into the following groups: few or no supplies, some supplies, and many supplies.

Here is a free summer printable for you with ideas: HERE

Indoor Activities for Summer Fun:

Few or No Supplies:

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Word Cross or Activity Pages (try our new planners just for kids – there are pages you can use for this activity)
  • Puzzle pages
  • Make your own puzzle

Some Supplies:

  • Coloring pages
  • Drawing with pencils, colored pencils, or markers
  • Paper airplanes
  • Make a fort with sheets
  • Read
  • Write a story (story starters)

Many supplies:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Painting
  • Kite Making
  • Water balloons
  • Balloon crafts
  • Homemade rockets

Outdoor Activities For Summer Fun:

Few or No Supplies:

  • Nature walk, see and identify
  • Bird watching
  • Wind activities
  • Collect (rocks, shells, etc.)
  • Races / Tag / Hopscotch, etc.

Some Supplies:

  • Run through sprinklers, slip, and side, or swim
  • Fly kites
  • Bug catchers
  • Make a fort with sheets
  • Make giant bubbles

Many supplies:

  • Cook with the sun
  • Contests: beach ball (how long can you keep it up?) timer
  • Create a map that starts with your yard, neighborhood, etc.
  • Map the grocery store (park, etc.) without going, then visit to see how accurate.
  • Nature hike with backpack and supplies
  • Picnic in the backyard or park

Does this list help you to think of ideas of your own? I hope so, and I’ve included some other links for you to explore with even more ideas.

More Summer Fun Resources:

Summer Fun Water Pressure

Summer Fun: Write A Book 

Summer Fun Project: Write A Book

Summer Fun: Family Business

Summer Projects For Families

Reading Adds Joy to Life

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Reading Adds Joy to Life

In “Reading Adds Joy to Life,” Episode, #212, join Meredith Curtis for inspiration for parents and teens to read books for pure enjoyment! Reading excellent literature for fun works out your brain, stretches your vocabulary, increases your attention span, cultivates compassion, and builds character. Plus when you read for fun, you release endorphins and add joy to life!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Reading for fun is enriching and education.

Reading is a Brain Workout!

Flex your brain muscles – improve comphrehension, build thinking & logic skills

Improves Vocabulary

Classical literature and well-written works will expose you to a richer vicoabulary. Older books have more description, conversation, and character development.

Increase Attention Span

Opening a book takes us away from short blogs, short movie scenes, and shorter commercials. Trains our brain to focus.

Cultivate Compassion & Character

Times change but human problems remain the same. Choosing books with good role models can impact you. He who walks with the wise grows wise.

Add the Joy!

Everyone loves a good story! Everyone loves an intellectual challenge like a mystery. Or a lovely romance. Or a grand adventure.

What Shall I Read?

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Fertility, Faith, and Homeopathy: A Case Taking Testimonial

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Fertility, Faith, and Homeopathy: A Case Taking Testimonial In this episode of Homeopathy for Mommies, Sue interviews Catherine, a listener and member of Sue’s Members Corner, who shares her profound journey through fertility struggles and her recent successes with classical homeopathy. Catherine recounts her experiences with conventional medicine and naturopathy, which left her physically and emotionally drained. Discovering homeopathy through a local event, she found hope and healing, particularly during her pregnancy. Catherine’s story is a testament to the hope and healing that homeopathy can bring, even in the face of daunting challenges. Her journey is a beautiful reminder of the power of faith, personalized care, and the incredible potential of natural alternative medicine.

If you or a family member are looking for a homeopath to help you with individualized care, check out Sue’s list of recommended homeopaths here: https://homeopathyformommies.com/recommended-homeopaths

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