Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Trivium Tuesdays-Classical Link-Up #37

Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  If this is your first time here, this is a link-up aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.

Don't forget to visit the All Things Classical Blog Post Index if you are trying to remember a post that someone linked up or are just looking for encouragement or help on a specific topic related to Classical homeschooling.  I have organized most of the posts that you have linked up here at Trivium Tuesdays so that you can easily find posts on the topic you are looking for.  I'm hoping to work on making this a sortable list so that posts can be found more easily.  We will see how I do =)

I noticed that more of you were commenting on eachother's posts last week.  I think that is great!  Maybe it is because your posts were so good =)  Or maybe you were just in a commenting mood.  Either way, I really enjoy seeing the community here!

The first post I want to feature today is called Law,  Grace, and Classical Education from Golden Grasses.  Lisa shares with us thoughts about the purpose of all this education.  She has children that have already graduated and some that are still under her teaching, and she talks about following the mold of going to a traditional 4-year college...or not.  I love the perspective she brings on why we are teaching our children history, Latin, literature, etc.  I am always encouraged to think when I read Lisa's posts and I know you will enjoy it too!  If you didn't read it last week, take a minute to check it out now!

The next post I'm featuring is Four Habits that Have Made a Difference from Harmony Fine Arts.  Barb takes a look back over her years of homeschooling and shares with us four habits that she has built.  It is a very encouraging read and I agree wholeheartedly with what she shares (that's not to say that I have perfected the habits yet!)  If your school days aren't running as smoothly as you'd like, take a minute to read Barb's post.  I know you will be encouraged and hopefully pick up a new trick or two!

Now onto this week's link-up!

Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please place my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) on your blog post so others can learn about this link-up!
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!

I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

I will visit each of your blogs this week and feature my favorite link-up for all to see next week!  Also, if your blog has a button I will place it on my sidebar (under Friends to Visit) for the week until it is replaced by the next week's favorite =)

Happy Linking!

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  1. Oh no I linked before you! I'm on the ball this morning! Just want to share that I read all the link-ups and both link-ups that you featured today from last week were great! Thanks for hosting!

    1. Yes you beat me! I had the post scheduled to got up early because I knew we were going to sleep until the kids woke us up (Tim took the day off for our anniversary). I'm so glad that you are enjoying reading the posts!

  2. I really liked Lisa's post last week too...I so agree with so much of what she said about how classical education evolves in our older students. I think we tend to be as a group more inclined to allow our kids to do more self-educating and that leads to uncommon paths and learning.

    My daughter lived in Ireland right after high school for awhile and now she is leaving for Bolivia for at least six months. She is a smart girl and has never worked more than part time at her bank teller's job. She reads classics, runs a small business, and is super involved in volunteer work. This is not exactly what I envisioned for her but she is happy and self-sufficient. She also still loves to hang out with me...just invited me to go see Les Miserables with her in a few weeks. :) Thank you to homeschooling and classical education. It is so very much worth it.

    1. Oh! Les Miserables sounds wonderful! Enjoy the time with your daughter!

      I'm so thankful for you and Lisa and the glimpses you give me into what classical education is like as children grow.

  3. Amy, thanks for featuring GG and your kind words! I love the link-up!Barb is so inspiring too. It's been a blast having a way to link with others who really get the Trivium! Thanks Amy!!

    1. Lisa, you are so welcome! I'm very glad that you have enjoyed this link up. I'm off to respond to your email right now...

  4. I loved your featured posts. That's the nice thing about this link-up--we get to hang out with other 'classical moms'.

    My post this week is about the flip side of classical ed: the need for rabbit trails and downtime to balance all the hard work and to foster creativity.

    So it's not really classical ed, although no one can do without it. Feel free to delete it, Amy, if it doesn't suit your criteria.

    1. I'm glad you are enjoying this link-up!

      Your post is completely relevant to families who use the classical model. You fit perfectly here and I would never delete one of your posts (well, it would have to be pretty extremely off topic)!


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