{Classical Conversations} Lapbook Review and Giveaway

DISCLAIMER: I am honored to again be reviewing Memory Lapbooks for Cycle 2 by Wisdom and Righteousness Resources. I was graciously given a complimentary set to review and permission to give a set away.

I think the most common questions asked about Classical Conversations revolve around whether memory work can constitute a curriculum or how to supplement it to fulfill portfolio requirements or satisfy a mental need for a paper trail.

One of the reasons I love the Wisdom and Righteousness CC Lapbooks is that they don’t minimize the memory work but reinforce it while creating a tangible keepsake.

From creator, Karen Gill:

This series is designed to complement Cycle 2 of Classical Conversations. You will need to own the guide to use (and make sense of) this product.  Your student will be able to get some hands-on learning with visual aids and pop-outs all designed to deepen your memory work experience and to solidify the information into your student’s memory for years to come! Moms report using them in a variety of ways – to aid in memorizing the material, to show those grandparents all you are learning, or even for state-required portfolio documentation! They can help your visual and tactile learners really “grasp” the material (no pun intended), and just make your Memory Work fun! Each lapbook includes templates to record 6 weeks of material.

I had Mia create the mini books last year and glue them into a composition book. Since I’m creating binders for all the kids this year, I was really excited to see Karen had added a binder layout option. A table of contents makes navigating each of the files (one for each 6-week quarter) much easier.  When you pair the lapbook with a tri-board, it becomes a great independent review and reinforcement activity.

Enter below to win a Cycle 2 Package for your family.

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70 thoughts on “{Classical Conversations} Lapbook Review and Giveaway

  1. Lorrie

    Wow! Those look great! I’m typically a minimalist homeschooler; we don’t have room for a lot of extras. These lapbooks look like they would be a perfect way to beef up our CC work, without needing a ton of extra supplies.

    Thank you!

  2. Lv2bemommy

    Our current favorite resource is the geography table. As our kiddos get older I could see the lap-books becoming a favorite. Right now our guys are little and it was a lot of work for mommy!

  3. Nicole

    We are new to CC this year and I’m tutoring my daughter’s class!…I think the lapbook would be a great hands-on way to reinforce what we’re learning through CC. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Julie

    I am brand new to CC. My 4 year old will be starting Foundations in September. We can’t wait!!! Any supplemental material that helps (either one of us, but especially me :)) would be so wonderful to have.

  5. Heidi

    I was just looking at these a couple of weeks ago and would LOVE to win! We are first time homeschoolers starting our 1st grader in CC this year. I want to take things easy so as not to overwhelm both of us, but she is a visual and kinesthetic learner, so anything that reinforces the memory work would be such a help. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Vanessa

    Hi! I love that CC direct us to know God and make Him known. I think of CC then as the supplement to the Bible. I was blown away to how the timeline opens up the Bible. My daughter was 5 turning 6 in Abecedarians and totally understood The Bible Series at Easter because of the Timeline! And then we went to the Bible and it opened the timeline up even more! It was incredible that she actually “got” that what it meant when she saw Jeremiah upset that the temple would be destroyed. She told me, “Mom! Doesn’t he know that “Jews return and rebuild the temple??” LOL!!! Love it!

    P.S. I love your site. Our street’s name is Corkwood. I will have you bookmarked.

  7. Michelle

    We too are new to CC this year. I appreciate everyone’s great responses to this blog post question on ways to supplement CC memory work. Thanks for the great ideas everyone.

  8. Camille Seever

    We are just beginning to explore lapboards this year so I don’t have a favorite brand right now. I’m just excited to have a means of reinforcing memory work with my hands-on, craft loving daughter!

  9. Bethany Kaczmarek

    Oh, hey! I didn’t answer the rafflecopter question. We used Answers In Genesis Ancient Civilizations and the Bible CDs to listen to as we worked. The Ancient History based writing in the Essentials program also complements the memory work beautifully.

  10. Bethany Kaczmarek

    We loved the lapbooks last year for the same reason. Not only was the review helpful (and tactile for those of us who desperately need to do something with our hands), but the conversation that happened around the table also made the experience enriching. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set!

  11. Briana

    I have found that playing the CC Audio CD’s over lunch or in the car combined with a simple verbal review to be sufficient for my boys. My more tactile girlie may need more reinforcement via lapbook or some other visual cues, so this could be a good fit for her.

  12. Char

    This is our 1st year doing CC and we are so excited to get started! I am sure working on some lap books will provide great reinforcement for the wonderful memory work associated with CC!

  13. Alane

    Well, this is our first year of CC, so I’m not sure, but my boys like lapbooking so I think doing somem lapbooking of some of the memory work will be great (they would probably revolt if we lapbooked everything for the whole year)

    1. Melissa

      Alane, we found the amount of lapbooking for just memory work very manageable if we went week by week and did a little everyday. It did feel like a lot of lapbooking if we did more in depth lapbooks for a certain subject like science.

  14. Angela N.

    I could completely read the question to which we were to reply (partially cut off on my iPhone) for some reason. If it said my favorite resource for reinforcing CC memory work through lapbooks, the answer is Wisdom and Righteousness!!

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