Today at HomeScholars…

Today, Kerry had a Thanksgiving party at HomeScholars Academy. (Every Tuesday at HomeScholars, he attends classes in Art, Spanish, and Music.) Check out today’s pics from HomeScholars…These photos are from his Spanish class and his Thanksgiving party:

Here’s Kerry, doing his Spanish written work:

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Working with these students is Bessie Brantley, who teaches Spanish.

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**{Other teachers not pictured are Traci Brantley (HSA owner/Art teacher) and Honey Beth Wiggs (Music teacher)}

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Austin and Kerry

(Kerry tells me that they are BFF or best friends forever 🙂 )

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Most of the “crew” :

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Thanksgiving craft: A thankful tree w/ blessings written on the leaves:Pictured are several of the things Kerry’s thankful for: God, Family, Friends, Food, Earth, Clothes, Shoes, and Our House.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!
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**Note: If you are interested in HomeScholars Academy, have questions, or want more info.,etc., check out this link to the website:

HomeScholars Academy

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Photos from Classical Conversations

I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t had much time to write about our new Classical Conversations (CC) group (for Christian home-schoolers). (We’ve added the CC program as a supplement to our homeschooling curriculum this year.) The kids go to CC every Thursday, and they LOVE it! Sarah and Kerry have classes of 6-8 students where they learn History, Geography, Science, Fine Arts, Grammar, a little Math, and even a little Latin! Kerry is in the introductory class for five yr. olds with Mrs. Keturah, and Sarah is in the next age group for 6-7 yr. olds with Mrs. Jenn. In this main class, they study History, Geography, Grammar, Math, and Latin. The students go to 2 other classes, which include Fine Arts with Mrs. Donna and Science with Mrs. Barbara.

Well, since I still don’t have an abundance of time to tell you more about the program, I thought I would show you. (Most of the photos below are of Mrs. Keturah’s class, so there are lots of pictures of Kerry, and not so many of Sarah. There will be more photos to come). Anyway, here’s a few pics of the CC classes:

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Mrs. Keturah’s Class–Kerry is the tall one who is wearing the red cap.

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You can’t see all of Kerry’s face in this photo. However, yes, he’s the one in the red cap.

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In this photo, I think Mrs. Keturah may be teaching the kids how to skip-count. (I didn’t take these pics, but often I’m observing the classes.) You may also be able to make out the U.S. map (with the red stars), which is behind the teacher. The students are learning five states and capitols each week, and the red stars are for the capitols.

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Fine Arts class with Mrs. DonnaIn this first shot, Kerry and his buddies/class-mates are learning about different shapes that can be used in art. (As you can see, little Kerry is concentrating hard!)

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This photo shows my Sarah and her class-mate, Samuel. Their teacher, Mrs. Jenn is assisting them with making baskets.

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Below is another pic of Kerry in Art class. This particular day, the students were learning a little about history, and then using it in their art. In this picture, Kerry is making a covered wagon.

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There will be more CC information, details, and photos to come. Again, if you are interested in CC, you may check it out at their website, here.

**Note: The kids and I are really enjoying the CC program as a supplement to our homeschooling. The lessons are presented in a really fun way, and the curriculum includes some subject matter that I haven’t been able to introduce or cover with them yet. Also, the kids have the opportunity to learn from other teachers (still in a Christian environment and with very small classes). In addition, the kids make friends whom they are able to see regularly. (My kiddos especially enjoy their social time at lunch and out-door play-time!)

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As I mentioned in my last post, there have been several things that I have wanted to post, but just haven’t had the time. For two weeks now, I have been wanting to post about the homeschooling conference I attended. Classical Conversations (CC) is the name of the new homeschooling program the kids and I will be involved with next school year. The first week in June, I went to a CC Parent Practicum for three days. There are so many things that I’m very excited about sharing, and I hope to get the opportunity in the next week or two.

For now, I would like to at least pass on the resource and information site. If you are new to homeschooling or if you’ve been homeschooling and are looking for something more, I encourage you to check out the CC website at: http://www.classicalconversations.com/