Cycle 2, Week 1 resources

5 Sep

I have a few resources to pass along for Cycle 2, Week 1. I post these with fear and trepidation. I’ve come full circle in how we’re approaching our 2nd year of Classical Conversations. We’re doing less “match ups” for each CC week and focusing our efforts on memorizing the Grammar, since my 6 and 8 year olds are in the Grammar stage. 🙂 I’m writing a “Lessons Learned” post, which is quickly turning into a “series” of posts because I guess I had more to say than I realized when I sat down to write. I’m hoping to have those posts ready in the next week or so. All of that to say…here are a few of our favorites from week 1.

Geography-I wrote last month about one of our favorite, favorite, favorite CDs, “Geography Songs.” (Seriously, we love this cd! Is it obvious?!?!?) This cd came into our lives about 5 years ago, and we still can’t get enough of it! The Continents and Oceans Song fits perfectly with this week’s Geography. In my Abecedarians class, I’ll be using this song the rest of our CC year as we review the continents and oceans each week in Geography and when Blob Mapping. (Thank you Brandy @ Half A Hundred Acre Wood for the blob map resources.)

You can download the Continents and Oceans Song for $0.99, or you can download the whole MP3 album containing 33 songs for $8.99 (which is a GREAT deal!) There is also an Audio CD and accompanying coloring book if you’d rather go that route. We have the audio CD and have about worn our van’s CD player out listening to this. 🙂 This would be a great birthday or Christmas gift for your kiddos.

8 Parts of Speech-2

8 Parts of Speech –Okay, you need to log onto CC Connected RIGHT NOW and search for username: “NoGreaterJoy5” and download her “8 Parts of Speech” song (Woo!). It’s official title is, “2013 AJT Cy2 W1 English 8 POS Song.” Amy Joy Tofte, thank you, thank you, thank you for this FUN, FUN, FUN (and oh-so-singable-and-memorable) song. My Abecedarians loved it (and so did their teacher! ha!) And, while you’re on CC Connected searching by “NoGreaterJoy5” also select “Misc” on the dropdown menu to find her “A Day in the Life of a CC Family” document. It’s a gem! She clearly, simply articulates how her family does “CC at home.”

I made a little cut/paste activity with the 8 Parts of Speech (shown above). You can download it here: 8 Parts of Speech

Also, while you’re rockin’ out singing the “8 Parts of Speech” song, have more fun with the 8 parts of speech through Mad Libs! Don’t you remember Jr. High/Middle School days and Mad Libs?!?!? Well, what a fun way to review, practice, master and laugh your guts out about the 8 parts of speech. My sons ordered Mad Libs this summer, and I love when they ask me, “Mom, can you help me think of an adverb?” They’re learning and don’t even realize it. Love, love, love! There are a million different Mad Libs options including Happily Ever Mad Libs for the princess in your life,  Star Wars Mad Libs for the boys in your life, and Mad Libs Junior for the younger kiddos in your life. Order some Mad Libs gather ’round the table or couch after dinner and laugh, laugh, laugh together!

Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood

Hope that your Cycle 2 year is off to a great start! 🙂 This post is a part of the Cycle 2, Week 1 Link Up over at Half a Hundred Acre Wood. Go there to find other great Cycle 2 resources!


4 Responses to “Cycle 2, Week 1 resources”

  1. ej p September 6, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    Thank you so much Suzanne!

    Sent from my iPad

    • Suzanne Shares September 9, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

      You’re welcome! 🙂 so glad that these were helpful! 🙂

  2. Kristen September 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Your resources are always such a timely blessing to me! Thank you for your generosity!

    • Suzanne Shares September 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      so glad to hear they’re helpful, Kristen! I hope your new CC year is going well!!!

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