Repost: How Our Family Tackles CC Presentations

6 Aug

CC Presentations

Here’s a blast-from-the-past post regarding how our family puts together our Presentations for Classical Conversations. I hope that it will be helpful!

 

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Son # 2 (age 5) with his Presentation Paper and picture prompts.

Here’s another nugget of wisdom that I gleaned from a seasoned CC Mom last year: build into your school week a time to work on a portion of  your Presentation daily. Brilliant, right?!?! I took her advice, so this was our weekly planning-of-Presentations schedule last year:

  1. Monday–CC Community Day
  2. Tuesday–No Presentation prep–a HOLIDAY, of sorts, from Presentations 🙂
  3. Wednesday–Pick your Presentation topic for the following week. Our Director gives us an AWESOME list of suggested topics for each week. This is invaluable to me as a parent because most days my brain is fried! Coming up with something on my own seems a daunting task.
  4. Thursday–Put pen and paper to the Presentation. Draw pictures on our construction paper form (see this post) or use a key word outline.
  5. Friday–Practice presentation 2-3 times.
  6. Saturday–Practice presentation 1 time.
  7. Sunday–A final run through before bed takes place, one to two times depending on how “stellar” the performance. 🙂

AND…lest you think I’m Wonder Woman, Super Girl, or She-Ra (Please tell me someone remembers She-Ra, Princess of Power?!?! Or, am I THAT old?!?!), we did NOT follow this plan weekly because, life happens! Children get sick, field trips are to be taken, or we find ourselves lost in a good book. However, just having this “target” to aim at was an amazing gift and prevented us, most weeks, from waiting until Sunday night to throw a Presentation together!

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3 Responses to “Repost: How Our Family Tackles CC Presentations”

  1. Shannon J August 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Thank you Suzanne! This will be our first year REPEATING Cycle 3…. and every year I add another layer of structure to make things go smoothly and bring a greater level of excellence to our day. It just so happens that presentations were one of things to really focus on this year! I find it helpful to have a suggested “skeleton” structure to work with when it comes to things like this and that is exactly what you have provided here!

  2. Sheri Y. August 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    This is very very helpful in how to prepare each week. Any chance you can post what you tutor left you as a list of ‘ideas’. I would love to add to our list. I have a new baby in the house along with toddler so a go to list is helpful when my brain gives out! Thank you very much!

    • Suzanne Shares August 22, 2014 at 12:44 am #

      Our director got several different documents on CC Connected (or maybe it was the director’s portal??) with a suggested listing of presentation topics each week. I would check CC Connected. Hope that helps! 🙂

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