One thing I love about homeschooling is getting to pour over all the fabulous resources available! We go to a Classical Conversations community, and supplement with lots of books, many of them from Usborne Books and More. So I created this Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Book List printable to help me shop!
Classical Conversations (or, CC) is both a community program (sort of like a co-op, but more structured and academic), and a skeletal curriculum for parents. CC covers a range of material from history, geography, math, science, English, Latin, music, art, and public speaking! Phew! That’s a lot!
After our community day, it’s up to parents what information from the weekly memory work they choose to expand upon at home. Parents can choose to elaborate with reading, projects, field trips, and more! We particularly love to read at our house!
Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Book List with Usborne Books & More
As an Usborne Books & More Independent Consultant, I’ve been delighted to find so many of our wonderful Usborne books dovetail right into the Classical Conversations memory work! (I’m probably my own best customer!).
With so many titles to pick from, I created this printable list to focus my selections for this year’s Classical Conversations Cycle 2. (This list is jumping off from several other lists I’ve seen online, but with updated, currently-sold books).
You can view the book list here, or click here to download a PDF printable to have handy for shopping!
If you’d like to shop now, just click here to visit my website and store!
How we use this book list
I purchased many of the books on the list in advance of this school year and sorted them by their subject. Each week, I browse the weekly memory work and select appropriate titles from my stash, then mark pages that I’d like to read to the kids.
My boys love to use the sticker dressing books to get hands on with history. You’d be amazed how much information you can tuck into their little minds while they are busily dressing their knights in shining armor!
We are currently in the Great Artists portion of our year, and have been reading a few pages each day from Lift-the-Flap Art Book and the My First Sticker ART Book. The two go so well together and reach the interest levels of both my 4 year old and my nearly 7 year old. They enjoy the interactive nature of lifting flaps and applying stickers, and I’ve found the books cover many of the same concepts we’ve been learning at CC, which reinforces their understanding.
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Are you a Classical Conversations family? Comment below to let me know, and share any of your ideas for resources for Cycle 2!