Author: Melanie

Advanced Latin vocabulary is here!

Well, the flash cards took longer than I’d hoped to complete, but I’m happy to say that the remainder of the vocabulary necessary for a student to begin to translate more advanced Latin passages from Henle I is available here! Best of all, they are 100% free! Please note: Unlike the original set, these cards are not organized by lesson number. It was much quicker for me to design the cards by ordering them by part of speech, so that’s the organizing principle behind this second set. Within the part of speech, they should be chronological by lesson number. As...

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2016 board game recommendations

{That would be the year 2016, not the number of board games I’m about to recommend, although sometimes it does feel like we have thousands of board games at our house! Also, this post was co-written by my friend and fellow board game enthusiast, Renée Harris. Welcome back to the blog, Renée!} Last year, I compiled a list of some of my family’s favorite board games for Christmas shoppers looking to buy the perfect game for their family. If you missed that post, I encourage you to go back and check it out as well as this one by...

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A Litany of Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving on Thursday, I wanted to share a litany and a prayer, both from the Book of Common Prayer, that you might want to consider using as a part of your celebration with friends and family: A Litany of Thanksgiving Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us. For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea. We thank you, Lord. For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ, We thank you, Lord. For...

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Orleans board game giveaway (ENDS 9/7/16)

Last fall, I wrote a post about some board game recommendations for Christmas gifts hoping to help readers—especially those in my homeschooling community—discover some new board game gems. Little did I know then that I would be the one to discover the greatest gem: a new friend! As a direct result of that post, I became friends with a fellow CC Challenge director and board game enthusiast, Renee. In the months since, she and I have shared countless messages across the miles detailing our latest board game discoveries and sharing homeschool-related resources and advice. She has become a dear friend to me...

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Evolution of the B notebook

Last year, I tried something new with my Classical Conversations Challenge B class. You can read all about my B notebooks here, but in case you were wondering how it turned out, let’s just say it was a mixed bag. I had a class of 11 (5 girls, 6 boys) and it pretty much fell along gender lines: the girls seemed to love and use them, and most of the boys used them for drawing (which isn’t necessarily bad).

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