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CC Cycle 3 Week 22 Lesson for Abecedarian Tutors

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Former abecedarian CC tutor (iijuan12), former history teacher, & currently a Christian homeschooling mama of 9 blessings

Classical Conversations CC Cycle 3 Week 22 Lesson for Abecedarians - CC C3W22

Classical Conversations CC Cycle 3 Week 22 Lesson for Abecedarians - CC C3W22

This is the plan I used for a Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Week 22 abecedarian class. I have included all the subjects including new grammar, fine arts, presentations, science, and review game. I also added my weekly parent email. This is not an official tutor plan. It's simply what I did. I'm sharing it so other tutors can use it as a springboard from which to plan your own lessons that are tailored to best meet the needs of your own class.

Geography

(Class set of trivium maps, dry erase markers, and small pieces of paper towels will already be at each seat.)

• Blob mapping:
-Have the children use their dry erase markers to quickly trace around the borders of the continents and then erase them.
-Have the children put the caps on their markers and lay them down.
• Point out the deserts on my map one by one. (I say, “Eyes and pointer fingers up” each time before I introduce the next location.) Each time have the children find the location on their maps using their fingers. They say the location, and I confirm, “Yes, that is…”. Repeat.
• Show me/Tell me the locations using a dry erase marker.
-Show me where the Mojave Desert is. Put a dot on it.
-Show me where the Sonoran Desert is. Put a dot on it.
-Show me where the Colorado Desert is. Put a dot on it.
-Show me where the Painted Desert is. Put a dot on it.
-Show me where the Great Salt Lake Desert is. Put a dot on it.
-Tell me which desert this is. It's the Great Salt… (Yes, the Great Salt Lake Desert.) Put a dot on it.
-Tell me which desert this is. It's the Pain… (Yes, the Painted Desert.) Put a dot on it.
-Tell me which desert this is. It's the Colo… (Yes, the Colorado Desert.) Put a dot on it.
-Tell me which desert this is. It's the Sonor… (Yes, the Sonoran Desert.) Put a dot on it.
-Tell me which desert this is. It's the Moja… (Yes, the Mojave Desert.) Put a dot on it.
-Put the caps back on the markers, but don’t erase anything yet!
• Go through the locations with me while erasing locations one by one. (Do them out of order.)
***Parent Helper: Collect markers and maps and return to tutor bag. Throw away paper towel pieces.
(*At home we’ll be learning the locations using the song and motions by CC Happy Mom.)

Science

  • Chant the science while the children listen.
  • Allow children to each roll the silly voice die & chant the science together using that silly voice: Squeaky mouse voice, sing it like a soldier, cowboy, stick out your tongue and sing it, butterfly whisper voice, & T-rex voice.

(*At home we’ll be learning the science sentence using the song by safethusfar, posted below.)

History

  • I sing while the children listen to me.
  • The children sing with me.
  • Add a motion:
    -Sing it while slowly swaying from side to side.
    -Stand up and sing with while standing and slowly swaying from side to side.
    -Slowly step from side to side while singing and slowly swaying.
    -Put your hands on your hips. Slowly step from side to side while singing and slowly swaying.
    -Slowly rock your head from side to side. With your hands on your hips, slowly step from side to side while singing and slowly swaying.

Latin

  • Sing the Latin while the children listen. (Our community will be using the song by King Things - Ross King.)
  • Allow children to each roll the Music Dynamics die (staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, legato, forte, piano) and sing it in that dynamic.

Math

Option A: If your director allows you to use printed sheets in class:
-I sing & do hand motions while kids listen. Tune: Shorten’ Bread (Mamma’s gonna buy you some shortenin’, shortenin’…) by CCC user Txmap
-Children sing with me.
-Pass out a sheet to each child with the formula written on it. Have children sing it with me while following along on their papers. Repeat 4 more times.

Option B: If your director doesn’t allow you to use printed sheets in class:
-I sing & do hand motions while kids listen. Tune: Shorten’ Bread (Mamma’s gonna buy you some shortenin’, shortenin’…) by CCC user Txmap
The Communicative Law for Addition [Make addition sign with index fingers & move it forward]
A plus B [Make A with arms like YMCA style]
Equals [Optional: Hold arms parallel like an equal sign]
B plus A [Make B by curving right arm with hand under belly and jutting our right knee]
The Communicative Law for Multiplication [Cross arms to make an X]
A times B [Make A with arms like YMCA style]
Equals [Optional: Hold arms parallel like an equal sign]
B times A [Make B by curving right arm with hand under belly and jutting our right knee]
- Sing 6 more times while standing on right leg, standing on left leg, squatting, doing lunges, and spinning around.

Timeline

• Flash the cards, while singing card titles 1-3, then 1-5 card titles, then 1-7 card titles.
• Which card is missing? Secretly pull one of the cards out. Lay them out on the table. Sing through the song to find out which one is missing. Repeat 3 more times.

English

  • I chant while children listen.
  • Vary who chants it: Children chant it with me. Right table chants it. Left table chants it. Girls chant it. Boys chant it. Everyone chants it.

(*At home we will be learning this using the song by by safethusfar, posted below.)

  • Tell the children that we'll be listening to The Rite of Spring, written by a composer named Stravinsky. We're all going to sit still and listen to the song.
  • (*We'll be repeating the same activities as last week. If this didn't work well for your children last week, then either allow them to play with Play-doh or allow them to color with crayons while listening. Tell the students to color what they hear.)
  • Allow students to lay on the floor (if you have a clean floor). Tell the children to close their eyes and just listen. Turn out the lights and play piece from the CD.
  • Turn on the lights. Have students return to their seats. Tell them we're going to listen to it again and then tell me what they notice about the song. Play it again.
  • Ask the children what they noticed about the song.
  • Tell the students that we're going to listen to it one last time. This time when they hear the piece get loud, they should stand up. When they hear it get quiet, they should sit back down.

Presentations

  • Have children collect presentation items from the basket/table.
  • Remind that when someone else is talking, children should: Stop, Look, Listen.
  • Remind about presentations: Today’s focus will be: Eye Contact: Try to make eye contact with at least 2 people for at least 7 seconds each. What is today’s focus? [Remember to raise your hand to answer.]
  • Each child gets 1 question token (a foam rectangle with their name written on it).
  • Have children go in alphabetical order. (We rotate each week.)
  • Next week’s skill to work on: Silence: Have at least one silent pause on purpose. Make no hmm, umm, or other sounds between thoughts.
  • Return presentation items to backpacks.

Bathroom Break & Snack Time

Pray. Bathroom break. Get snacks from snack basket and have snack while listening to memory work CD or Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

  • Ahead of time you can watch a video of the activity by Shondra Neumayer posted below.
  • Follow the directions on p. 269 in the Foundations Book.
  • Geography Fast Review: Hand out maps to each child. Divide up children among you & the helping parents so that you are able to each check specific children and what they are pointing at. Call out the geography locations from weeks 16-22. Have children tell me or show me locations using their fingers.
  • Nerf Review: Divide the class into groups among the helping parents and you. Each group has a Nerf gun and toy animals. Have each child answer 1-2 questions each from the memory work for weeks 16-22. Then they get to shoot 1 dart at the toy animals. Repeat. Children stay at the same table the entire time.

It was so much fun getting to learn together at CC this week! Thank you for being so welcoming of our visiting guests. Do compliment your children on their friendliness in class today! They were all so helpful.

If you're serving blueberry (or chocolate chip) pancakes for dinner tonight or breakfast tomorrow, be sure to ask your child what they learned today about blueberry pancake probability.

This week I will be praying for each of your children. My prayer is that through our time at CC, God will teach them perseverance in all they do so that they can “run with perseverance the race marked out for [them].” (Hebrews 12:1) Please let me know if there are any specific prayer needs I can join you in praying for.

© 2021 Shannon

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