On April 26th our Classical Conversations co-op had an awards ceremony to acknowledge all the hard work that the children had put in over the last 24 weeks we meet and worked together. Jake got two awards. One for having participated in the Essentials program. Jake learned more in his 24 weeks in Essentials about grammar than I learned in all my school years. It is amazing and he put in a lot of hard work. He also became a Cycle 1 Memory Master in Foundations. This means that he memorized ALL the information from all 24 weeks. It is a ton of information!!!
It's over 400 pieces of information.
-161 event and people in a chronological timeline.
-The 44 US Presidents
-24 history sentences to add depth to our timeline. (This is an example of just one of the 24 history sentences he memorized: "The British North American Act established the Dominion of Canada. The Canadians gained total independence from Britain in 1982. French is spoken in the province of Quebec." That is one weeks memory work and it isn't even the longest one...He memorized 24
-120 locations and geographic features in Africa, Europe, and the Old World.
-25 Science facts (including classifications of living things and each continents highest mountain)
-5 Latin noun endings and their singular and plural declensions.
-English grammar facts-including 53 prepositions, 23 helping verbs, and 12 linking verbs.
-In math we refreshed our memorization of the multiplication tables up to 15x15, common squares and cubes and basic geometry.