How do we do Circle Time?

A number of years ago I read about Kendra Fletcher’s views on Circle Time.  I thought, “This is what I want!”  But for years, no matter how hard I tried I could never get all of us organized in the morning to meet together as a family.  So, I finally accepted that we would just do it in the afternoon as soon as I put the baby/toddler (s) down for a nap.  And that HAS worked for years!

This year, we have quite a few things that we accomplish during our Circle Time.  We usually meet together (ages 4-11) for one to one and a half  hours.  There’s so much on our list, we can’t do it all everyday, but here’s what we choose from:


Read Scripture (reading through Mark right now)

Read Bible storybook or discipleship

Scripture Memory practice (memorizing Col. 3:23-24)

Poetry reading (one poem/day)

Practice for our public speaking class (they memorize a speech, story, or poem to recite each week)

Science (Exploring Creation with Zoology 2, Swimming Creatures from Apologia)

Worldview (Who Am I? from Apologia)


History (The Mystery of History, volume 2)

Historical Fiction (right now we’re reading Twice Freed by Patricia St. John)

Narration practice on one or more of the read-alouds, from the same day or the day before


It’s one of my favorite times of the day!


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  2. Thanks for sharing all those resources! I love all the reading together. Great pictures, too! Thanks for sharing at Trivium Tuesdays!


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