CC Cycle 1 Week 1 Plan For Abecedarian Tutors

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Former abecedarian CC tutor (iijuan12), former historical past teacher, & at the moment a Christian homeschooling mama of 9 blessings

Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 1 Abc Tutor Plan – My little one is utilizing basic shapes and features to draw a Sumerian sheep throughout our OiLs art lesson.

That is the plan I used whereas tutoring a Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 1 abecederian class. I have included all the themes including new grammar, artwork, shows, science, and evaluate recreation. I also added my weekly father or mother email. This is not an official tutor plan. It’s merely what I did. I’m sharing it so other tutors can use it as a springboard from which to plan your individual lessons which are tailored to greatest meet the wants of your individual class.

Introduction & Class Procedures

Introduction & Class Procedures

Welcome: Give an amazing large smile and welcome everybody to their first day of CC!

Names: Go around and say names.

Where Issues Go: Where college students will put their things: line up backpacks on backs of chairs, put snacks/water bottles on snack desk (or a basket), put presentation supplies on presentation desk (or in a bin). We’ll do that in a pair minutes.

Listening: What college students will do when another person (the tutor or one other pupil) is speaking: Cease, Look, Hear.

Elevating Your Hand: I’ve a special sign I want you to study. Whisper: Abecedarians have a special signal for when they need to say something. Raise your hand. What college students will do when they have questions, need assistance, or wish to communicate: Raise your hand and WAIT to be known as on. The one method for me to know you wish to say something is so that you can do the special signal. What’s it? I solely name on students who quietly raise their arms.

Review: Ask youngsters to indicate what they are going to do in the event that they want to speak. (Elevate hands & quietly wait.)

Transfer Snacks: Ask them to level to where their snacks and water will go at the beginning of every class. Have them decide up their snacks and water and put them there after which sit down.

Move Presentation Items: Put Ask them to level to where their presentation items will go at the beginning of each class. Have them pick up their presentation items and put them there after which sit down.

New Grammar


Father or mother Helper: Help pass out class set of trivium maps, dry erase markers, and small pieces of paper towels to each youngster.

Blob mapping: Inform them that the following thing they get to do each week is to hint all of Africa. You will do this every week as soon as you are available after you’ve put your backpack, snack, water, & presentation merchandise of their locations.

Model the way to do a very quick, rough sketch of Africa on the trivium map using a dry erase marker.

Have the children use their dry erase markers to hint around the border of Africa and then erase them.

Have the kids put the caps on their markers and lay them down.

Point out the locations on my map one by one. (I say, Eyes and pointer fingers up” every time before I introduce the following location.) Every time have the children find the placement on their maps using their fingers. They are saying the situation, and I affirm, Sure, that is…”. Repeat.

Present me/Inform me the areas using a dry erase marker: Show me the place location is. Put a dot on it. I confirm, Sure, that is…”. Repeat this for every location.

Put the caps back on the markers, but don’t erase something yet!

Erase Locations: Go through the areas with me while erasing areas one by one utilizing the piece of paper towel. (Do them out of order.)

Father or mother Helper: Collect markers and maps and return to tutor bag. Throw away paper towel items.

(At house we’ll be learning the areas using the songs & hand motions by CCHappyMom I additionally discovered this to be helpful for me and my older kids: Mediterranean Sea, sea, sea, seems like a giant ducky – y, -y. Mesopotamia is in the center. Tigris River is on top. Euphrates River is underneath. Sumer is the triangle on the backside/seat. The crescent land right here is known as the Fertile Crescent.)


• Clarify hand motions and have youngsters repeat after me. (Go half means by way of after which start once more.)

1 – Age of Historical Empires (creation – c. 450 AD)

• Historic: Proper palm-left A-hand, begins at chin and strikes down in a wavy style (as if tracing an imaginary beard).

2 – Creation and the Fall

• Creation: Each arms make an enormous circle above the top.

• Fall: Palm-down flat-hands drop down.

three – The Flood and the Tower of Babel

• Flood: Palm-down 5-palms stand up while wiggling fingers.

• Tower: Palms-dealing with, flat-hands hint the outline of a tower to the sky.

four – Mesopotamia and Sumer

Mesopotamia means between rivers.”

• Between: Proper flat-hand bounces between the first and 2nd fingers of left hand.

• Rivers: Palm-down R-palms move away from body whereas bouncing like waves.

5 – Egyptians

• Egypt: Proper palm-out X-hand, rests in opposition to forehead representing the asp in the headdress of the pharaohs. Flip face slightly to the aspect to signify Egyptian-model artwork.

3000 BC (2x)

• India: Right index finger points to the mid-forehead.

• River: Palm-down R-hands move away from body while bouncing like waves.

7 – Minoans and Mycenaeans

Minoans enjoyed bull leaping. Mycenaeans of Greece worked with gold.

• Minoans: Palm-out Y rests on center of brow (like a bull).

• Mycenaeans: Right index finger factors to earlobe. Then proper Yhand twists forwards and backwards (representing gold).

Sing & do motions 2 occasions.

Sing whereas flipping by way of the playing cards, passing one out to every little one.

Have them carry up their timeline card and put it on the board as we sing the track collectively.

(The Timeline Hand Motions are an awesome software and I personally love how they assist to jot my memory; nonetheless, lots of my little abc students usually don’t have the finger dexterity yet to grasp the actions and develop into pissed off or distracted. In school we do the Timeline Hand Motions this week solely. I inform the mother and father the place they can be discovered in the event that they need to continue using them at home, but we don’t use them at school after the first week.)

Math (1s)

(Word: I separated the mathematics this week to unfold out the bodily exercise.)

Allow each youngster a turn to hop up and down 15 occasions. Inform them we’ll see who can do it the fastest. Have everybody count together as each child hops.


Sing the historical past sentence and do the below motions whereas the youngsters listen. (I do not explain it.)

Have them sing it with me and do the motions with me slowly two times.

Girls sing it with me and everyone does the motions.

Boys sing it with me and everyone does the motions.

Sing it quietly in a whisper whereas doing the motions.

Everyone sings it together in a daily voice while doing the motions.

1 – Maintain up index finger to the sky and bow head

2 – Finger on one hand bows all the way down to finger on different hand

three – Three fingers form a W” like Phrase,” & cowl lips

4 – Rest head on 4 fingers

5 – Use the five fingers and make a father” and mother” utilizing ASL (open hand with thumb touching brow & then chin). Then slowing swing arm in a circle: Draw hand down after which out across as if exhibiting someone the land.” Then elevate hand straight up toward the Lord when say Lord. Finally maintain arm and hand in front of you as if providing someone something.)


Motions & chant phrases: Cheerleader chant: A preposition (clap), relates (clap), a noun (maintain out one arm straight with fist) or pronoun (maintain out other arm straight with fist), to a different word (move both arms throughout physique to other side)

Pace up: Recite collectively saying it as slowly as you possibly can. Get faster and faster each time you chant by it. Remember to get silly on the sixth time through!


Sing to the tune of Frere Jacques. Use the video below to get the tune.

Each baby will get a turn singing right into a toy microphone while internet you sing the tune together.

Math (2s)

Children sing it with me.

Line up kids into 2 lines. March around the room singing the twos. Every pair of youngsters gets an opportunity to be the leader.


Read the science sentence while the youngsters pay attention.

Silly voice: Permit children to every roll the foolish voice die & sing them using that silly voice: Squeaky mouse voice, say it like a soldier, cowboy, stick out your tongue and say it, butterfly whisper voice, & T-rex voice. (I exploit a foam die from the Dollar Tree, put stickers on it so I can change out the voices, & write on the stickers.)

Fine Arts

(10:10-10:40 am)


Clarify that we’ll be spending 6 weeks on drawing, found in the Foundations Information. The talents we learn might be enjoyable to follow at home as effectively. There are 5 primary shapes that an artist appears to be like for, uses, and builds upon. We keep in mind them by utilizing the word OiLs: for circles, i for dots and line, L for angle strains, and S for curved lines.

– Circles- any round shape not coloured in

i – Dots – any round shape colored in

i – Straight traces – any straight line, not matter how thick

L – Curved line – any curved line that isn’t enclosed

s – Angle strains – 2 lines joined together, just like the number 7 or the corner of a square.

OiLs – Move out OiLs cards printed from CCC user nicoleliem. Each little one will get a card that has the word circle, dot, straight line, curved line, and angle line together with a number of examples. Let every child take a flip going up to the board and drawing their shape on the board. We started with a circle, and a toddler drew a face. The subsequent little one drew dot eyes. The following baby drew straight line eyebrows, etc. (They actually did this on their very own without any prompting from me.)

When taking a look at a picture, some artists take a look at the strains, not the whole picture. We will draw a picture from the history sentence we just learned about. Maintain up a Sumerian image of shepherds and sheep and have each child find their assigned OiLs form on the picture. I used an image from Nice Ages of Man: Cradle of Civilization by Samuel Noah Kramer (Time-Life Books) which is pictured under. Remind kids to take a look at the traces, not the entire image.

Sumerian picture of shepherds and sheep from Great Ages of Man: Cradle of Civilization by Samuel Noah Kramer (Time-Life Books)

Utilizing a pencil (not crayons), draw a sheep together by following the steps from Draw Write Now E book One I mannequin on the board, step by step, & the children follow every step.

If I’ve a baby who can not follow these instructions, I exploit my finger on his/her paper and present them step by step of the place to put the lines & marks, having them observe my finger with their pencil. I additionally would possibly make two dots & tell them to connect them.

Remind children to have a look at the traces, not the whole image.

Have children signal their work.

Parent Helper: Acquire papers & put in youngsters’s folders to be sent dwelling.


Have kids collect presentation gadgets from the basket/desk.

Remind that when another person is speaking, kids should: Cease, Look, Pay attention.

Clarify shows: Every week 1-3 minutes. Assigned matter or any topic. Props are at all times an enormous assist. Each week we’ll work on a brand new presentation talent. Today’s focus can be, Communicate loudly so everyone can hear you.” What is today’s focus? Remember to boost your hand to answer.

When presenting: Stand on the X and say your title. (“Hello, my identify is…”) Inform us 1 or 2 things special about each of the items you brought. Then ask if anyone has any questions: “Does anyone have any questions?” Use the listener’s names when calling on them. The listeners raise their arms. The presenter then asks, “Yes, title. What’s your question?”

Each little one will get 1 question token (a foam rectangle with their name written on it).

Have kids go in alphabetical order. (We rotate each week.)

Subsequent week’s optional matter: Study something concerning the Fertile Crescent. Possibly use your Lego’s to create something discovered or grown in the Fertile Crescent. When you don’t love using Lego’s, you can make something out of play-dough or draw it. Be taught a little bit concerning the Fertile Crescent and inform us 3 interesting facts you discovered about it.

Subsequent week’s skill to work on: Stillness: Present confidence and leisure by being still.

Return presentation objects to backpacks.

Lavatory Break & Snack time

Pray. Rest room break. Get snacks from snack basket and have snack while listening to memory work CD.

Dad or mum Helper: Take photos of each little one holding a “First Day of CC” sign.

Science Experiments

(11:10- 11:40 am)

Mother or father Helper: While we’re doing science, hide the evaluation game envelopes across the room.

(Forward of time you can watch a video of the experiment by CCLivermore Tutor posted below.)

Intro: Why do you suppose God created crops? (fairly to take a look at, tasty meals, beautiful to smell, shade, oxygen for us to breath, etc.)

Where can you find crops? (ground, salty ocean, streams and lakes, mountains, etc.) Vegetation are pretty much in every single place aren’t they?

Did you know that scientists wish to group and classify issues? They’ve kingdoms for residing issues they usually wish to classify each kingdom into little sub-groups. We’ll find out about 6 kingdoms of dwelling things. A type of kingdoms is plants. What are some kinds of seed vegetation? Monocot, Dicot, & Conifers

Look rigorously at your bean. How huge is it? What shape is it? Is it arduous or smooth?

Do you see just a little dent within the seed? That known as the hilum. It’s a seed coat scar and is sometimes referred to as the stomach button of the seed as it is the location of the place the seed was connected to the father or mother plant.

The skin overlaying of the bean is named a seed coat. Is this unfastened or tight

What do you think we’ll discover if we open this seed up? Hypothesis!!!

Someplace on this bean is a little gap in the seed coat via which pollen entered. It is called a micropyle.

Now slip off the outer protecting of the bean. What’s it referred to as again? A seed coat

Split the seed…Is there a baby plant inside?

All babies must eat right? How do you suppose this child plant will get meals? Point out the two plump rectangular halves of the seed. These are cotyledon and so they present meals for the infant plant. There’s meals already saved in these cotyledons but in a dicot (suppose 2 child leaves) like this bean the cotyledon will develop with the plant and likewise manufacture meals through photosynthesis.

There are three other elements of this little plant embryo we are able to see in this seed. In week 10 our science reminiscence work will point out that leaves, stems and roots are a part of a plant. The epicotyl will type the first true leaves. The hypocotyl will form the lower stems and roots. The radicle will kind the primary root. The radicle is the 1st item to emerge from a seed when it is germinating/sprouting.

Outcomes: What appears to be a baby plant is discovered contained in the monocot bean seed.

(This script is based on the script from former CCC consumer rruggles.)


(eleven:40 am – 12 pm)

Have children make a blob map on a sheet of paper. Take a look at the instance from CCC consumer amy.snider for those who want an example.

Assessment Hunt: Place every of the new grammar topics in envelopes after which add a few extra envelopes with fun actions on them (lead the category in doing a fast dance, lead the class in making a brilliant silly face, lead the class in doing 3 jumping jacks, & lead the class in doing a ninja transfer). Have each baby take a turn finding an envelope, opening it up, and doing whatever is inside. For grammar evaluation, we answered collectively as a category.

Abecedarian Applause Week 1

(my weekly father or mother electronic mail)

Wow! At this time went so properly! Everybody was very attentive this week! I am enthusiastic about attending to know each of your treasured kids better this 12 months as we explore Cycle One together!

Everybody did a tremendous job with shows at this time! Everyone was ready and participated, and no one broke down into tears. I contemplate that to be an enormous success for the primary day!

Memorizing at House: So as to memorize the weekly information my family:

keeps a photocopy of the information from Cycle three in my automobile so that we are able to go over the details whereas waiting in the car and pushing swings on the park.

performs the CD whereas eating lunch & typically as background music whereas the kids play or whereas we’re driving.

sings and does hand motions to assessment the present week’s information (4 days per week). I filmed us reviewing our CC material and posted it at ?v=WONtatss32s

Would you want just a little bit extra? Every week my household enjoys reading books, doing activities, and watching YouTube video clips associated to our new grammar. Memorizing the CC grammar is totally sufficient, however if you would like so as to add a bit more, here’s what my household has loved reading, doing, & watching related to the science sentence: Science Morning Basket & Activities: Classification of Residing Issues (This might be used for week 1 & week 2.)

This week I will be praying for every of your kids that by means of our time at CC they may develop within the grace and information of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter three:18).

If you ever have questions, comments, or considerations, please let me know!

Learning about taxonomy & dividing things into groups (dumped out from our “junk” drawer) is one of the actions we did whereas studying extra about the science sentence. You’ll be able to see more on the above hyperlink: Science Morning Basket & Actions.

What our each day CC assessment time seems like

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Shannon (author) from Florida on December 02, 2020:

These are lesson plans I take advantage of for instructing Classical Conversations, which is a homeschooling program.

Shannon (creator) from Florida on October thirteen, 2020:

This is a lesson plan idea for Classical Conversations.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on October 04, 2020:

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Marina on September 21, 2018:

That is superb! Thanks.