Monday, September 14, 2015

Our First Day of Classical Conversations

Today was Rosh Hashanah, so the district where I work makes it an "unassigned" day, meaning that I got the day off and was able to join my four year old for her first-ever day of Classical Conversations.
One of the things she learned today was how to run under a turning jump rope (not part of the CC curriculum). ;)
In class, they had a drawing lesson. They had to look at the owl and break it down into circles, dots, straight lines, curved lines, and angled lines.
She did such a good job looking closely!
They were introduced to the scientific method, and looked at the parts of a seed. At home, when she was telling our neighbor about her day, she was able to tell about how she made "a hypothesis, which means guess."
They played Jenga to review, using the different colors for different subjects. My daughter's favorite color is green (geography), so whenever it was her turn, they reviewed the Fertile Crescent.
She played in the gym, and then outside, and...
...was so tired that she fell asleep on the bus ride home. It was a good day.

4 comments:

  1. So sweet. I'm glad she (and you) had a good day.

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  2. Lovely. I'm very impressed with her owl! :)

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    1. They use the Drawing With Children book by Mona Brooks. I started using it in my classroom last year and love it! But I didn't think my daughter was ready for Brooks' method. She really surprised me. A lot of times she rushes through things to play, but she took her time this time. Yay! :)

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