DeyArmin Academy took a different educational turn this year! We joined a Classical Conversations group. Some of you immediately know of what I’m referring to, while I’m guessing others have never heard of it.
The first time I heard of it, I was at a friend’s house, and she had these various timeline cards, and facts about science, history, math, grammar, and Latin hanging up. She explained to me the group that she was a part of and what it entailed. I had never heard of classical education, so I wasn’t sure what that meant.
I learned of a group that met “in town” where I do my shopping. It was going to cost us something to be a part of it. I was still not completely comfortable with my new surroundings, so I opted not to do it last fall.
I observed a group in action on one of their open house days. I saw some of how it went, but even then, I didn’t necessarily understand how it all worked. It wasn’t until after I read the articles in their catalog, and later read books on classical education did I then feel like I understand how this process actually works.
I have to say I was happy with what I did before. This has added a new level to it all though. It has somewhat started the engine of education for us causing all of us to develop a love for learning. At this stage, we are all working on the same material together. I love that.
There was still the issue of cost, but I learned that they needed another tutor which would cover the cost for my boys to be in the group. I took it on! Deep breath!
I told myself last summer that we would do this for a year, and we would reevaluate at some point how this was fitting into our family’s vision. Since re-registration starts in a few weeks, we’ll do that official evaluation over Christmas time!
Here we are swimming along in the Classical Conversations stream. Some days, it feels more like a torrential down pour when I’m trying to get my teaching materials loaded up along with my kids and their supplies for the day.
If you see me posting pictures of what we are doing or you hear us singing the timeline song as we go around the house or you hear me use words like Abecedarians or rhetoric or pluperfect, know that is all part of the Classical Conversations DeyArmin Academy program!
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Here is a post from a friend of mine who does the program in Colorado: