This week was our Classical Conversations Parent Practicum It is a fun time of encouragement, enrichment, and great conversations. The parents attend workshops about classical education and the kids go to camps learning about fun things like art, geography, writing, and logic, to name a few. I always have a great time at practicum. This year I had to plan the practicum – that was a whole different experience for the practicum but a learning and enlightening experience. And I still had a wonderful time.
So for my Random 5 Friday post I’m going to tell you –
5 Random Things I Learned about Myself at Practicum
1 -Whether the group is big or small, you can have some very wonderful conversations. I had such a good time talking with other moms and families this week. Whether I was talking to the entire group or a mom or two at lunch, the conversations this week were so great.
2 – I love sharing my love for Classical education and, particularly, Classical Conversations. Each year I homeschool I find I am more and more impressed with the classical method of education. And Classical Conversations is such a blessing to our family and I love that I can share it with others who may find it as wonderful as we do.
3 - My kids love learning – especially when they don’t realize they are learning !! It was such a great time watching the kids excited for camp all week. And the fact that they were learning while having fun is even better. I loved peeking in on them throughout the camps and watch them having such a good time and then telling me all the way home about the fun they had and what they learned.
4 – If we had to get up and go to school every morning, we would be EXHAUSTED! Funny…the practicum showed me that if we went to a traditional school every day and had to get up at 6am each day, get ready, pack our lunches, catch a bus, and head out to school we would be a mess. By day 3 were we totally over rushing out the door each day. Thank the Lord for homeschooling!
5 – Planning a 3-Day Practicum is hard work. But its fun to see everyone enjoying themselves and realize you helped with that. I have planned events in the past – in the military, in previous jobs etc. But this year was the first time I have done a full planning of a practicum. It was very involved and took a lot of help from a LOT of great people (THANK YOU to those of you that helped – you know who you are) and I am blessed with talented, wonderful people that made the practicum go well. I made a LOT of notes and hope that next year will go smoothly! But, overall it was a good experience and fun to see everyone benefiting from the practicum.
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