Help for Planning Your Circle Time – Simply Convivial

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As I was putting together all those Circle Time (or Morning Time) resources, I was also receiving questions about our memory work binders. It sounds like many of you are thinking through how to organize your own Circle Time binders for next year.


Rather than type out an update on our binders, I thought it’d be easier to record a video tour of our binders and how they work. So here you go!

Now, just last week I was planning out our Circle Time (I’m renaming it Morning Convocation at our house – Circle Time is too preschooly for us now). So, I decided to save a fresh copy of my table-based planner and make it available for you to set up your own.

Just enter your email here and I’ll send you download links to that planning template in several formats.

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Then, instead of writing out how I use that document of tables, I created another short video tour of my own planning pages, filled out for 2015-2016.

And, while I was at it, I turned the memory work pages for the Ten Commandments I made last year into a pdf for anyone else to use. These pages will spread out memorizing the Ten Commandments along with the related Q&As from the Catechism for Young Children and Heidelberg over 5 days. FYI: The 10 Commandments are taken from the ESV. We do 1-2 pages each day, all year round, and we’re going to keep it for a second year. I love pairing the commandments with the catechism questions so it becomes instinctual for the children that these commandments are not isolated simple commands, but touch every aspect of life and include both positive and negative aspects.

When you sign up for the templates, the download link for the Ten Commandments will be included in that email.

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Are you planning on incorporating Morning Time into your homeschool?

If there’s anything else I can do to make it easier for you to wrap your head around this essential element of our days, please let me know!

You can find all my Morning Time resources here.

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3 Responses

  1. Allison
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    Dear Mystie, Since you asked: if you could fly to Tennessee four mornings a week and actually RUN Morning Time for me, that would be the only thing additional that could help me. :) Otherwise, I think you’ve pretty much done all the other work for me. Hah!

  2. Lindsay K
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    Wow, this is so very generous and helpful!! Thank you!! :)

  3. Virginia Lee
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    We’ve done MT since my oldest was 6. Still my favorite part of our homeschool day!! I LOVE the idea of the 10 Commandments along with the Q&A of the Catechism. I signed up to get those, thanks for sharing. Always nice to have something wonderful taken care of quickly.

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