Though Classical Conversations has ended for us this year, we are looking forward to next year and beginning Cycle 1, with a focus on Creation through Pre-Reformation time period and a Biology focus in science. As we begin planning next year’s school, I have begun my planning for Classical Conversations Cycle 1.
We did quite a few lapbooks this year to coincide with CC Cycle 3. Some of the lapbooks were found at Homeschool Share, one of our favorite sites to find free lapbooks, as well as various CC moms who shared their lapbooking ideas (See our post Latin Lapbook Cycle 3). We are looking forward to continuing our lapbooking in Cycle 1.
How happy we were to learn that Classical Conversations was pairing up with A Journey Through Learning (AJTL) to get some official Cycle 1 lapbooks for next year. We have done quite a few AJTL in past (pre-blogging days) and have really enjoyed them. We are certainly looking forward to next year and what AJTL will have to offer to add some lapbooks to our Classical Conversations Cycle 1 studies.
If you have never tried lapbooks, this is an excellent opportunity to try one and delve into something in the CC cycle that you and your child want to learn more about. AJTL lapbooks come with study guides and full explanations, including pictures and templates, to make lapbooking easy, even for a first timer.
Take a look at the sample pages and you will see that there are step-by-step instructions. In addition, these lapbooks with study guides are meant to be a stand-alone learning experience as well so you do not have to go to the library and hunt for additional reading. However, if you do want to go deeper into the study, you will find that their products typically include a books list, games, additional research projects, crafts, poetry and even recipes. They are an excellent way to go deeper into a subject and have fun learning about a subject.
Check out A Journey Through Learning’s website to see their plans are for next year’s Classical Conversations lapbooks. As we have begun our planning for next year, we are looking for to adding some great lapbooks made specifically to coincide with Foundations Cycle 1 work. We have already decided on a lapbook on Ancient Egypt and Plants. I am considering the lapbook the Old Testament lapbook. I am looking forward to seeing what else they have ready for Cycle 1. We are very excited about A Journey Through Learning (AJTL) and their collaboration with Classical Conversations.
Are you planning any lapbooks for next year?