Monday, January 5, 2015

CC cycle 3 week 13 :: the plan

So thankful for a nice long break but excited to begin a new year and jump into a new semester of cycle 3!

We'll be slowly easing into a routine this week. Re-establishing our morning routines and the kids will get back into their daily notebooks. My oldest and I will do a laid back parent proof for the first 12 weeks of memory work as he is working towards Memory Masters again this year. I just want to see where he is at this point in the year and determine what we need to start drilling more. I'll make use of the Cycle 3 app and let the youngers review in that way. We will likely finish up a few Civil War related readers that we didn't fit in before Christmas. Hopefully, by the end of the week, we will be back in our school mode. 

So....week 13. Here we go!

This week we focus on the 14th Amendment and the changes that came as a result of Reconstruction. There isn't a great deal available on the 14th Amendment but this is a good video giving the basics regarding it. 

This is another, more in depth video which would be better for older students. (It covers content such as lynching, etc. )
This is a good week to start looking ahead to the Civil Rights Movement and that will come back again in week 20. Our readers will focus more on that content. 


We start our adventure into the world of chemistry this week.  We will sing the science sentence to the tune of "La Cucaracha" (let me get my maracas! ) and use the science snippets from CC for our memory pegs. 
This video is a good visual and goes into atomic mass as well but does a good job explaining atomic number. 

If we have time this week (if not we will move it to a later week) I plan to make edible atom models like these

And that's the week in a nutshell! 

For more ideas and inspiration, check out my pin board for week 13 on Pinterest!

**Remember, it is NOT necessary to supplement your CC memory work. The Foundations guide is all you need! Stick in the sand. Drill, drill, drill! These ideas are just some of the many that you could use if you wanted to dig deeper but it is not needed.

sharing with the Half a Hundred Acre Wood Cycle 3 Weekly Link-up


  1. Thanks Heather! You are always so creative! Thanks for being willing to share your ideas!


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