We had our first day of Classical Conversations this week. There are six classes and I have a student in five of them; it was a great day for all of them. It was so cute to see Selah so completely excited and counting down the days, when she did not enjoy public school previously. Tori, Julia and I are taking the Essentials class in the afternoon; it is hardcore grammar complete with sentence diagramming and then writing using IEW. Both are a stretch and seem to do a far better job than any English class I ever took in high school and college. I honestly didn't understand the Classical model when I began CC, and there are still parts that are rather mysterious to me, but the memorization is definitely the way to go. I am pretty much demanding that Tori and Julia do the memory master program, which means they memorize items in every subject every week and I am hoping to have Elijah and Selah join them. We are hitting the year memorizing each week thoroughly, including the chapter of Ephesians 5.
Here is Julia when we got home the first day while the other kids started watching a movie - she was going over her notes from Essentials. I'm pretty excited about my white board; since we had zero walls to hand one on, we put it on the shelf and it comes on and off with hooks.