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Mommy & Me: A World of Virtues

The Mommy and Me course and curriculum provided to you will be focused around building student virtue. This class is designed to help you as a parent form your students’ hearts as well as their minds. Each virtue will be taught directly, as well as through classical literature from the Bible, fairy tales, or mythology. Art projects, songs, science activities, and holiday activities are interconnected to provide a holistic experience for your child. Rather than teaching various fragmented subjects, your student can immerse himself fully and dive deep into one topic each month.
Being a homeschooling mom is hard work and it can be difficult to find support for yourself on this learning journey, especially if you are new to classical education and hoping to learn along with your child. This class is designed to provide support and community to mothers as well as children. Each week, parents and children together meet “live” with the instructor. The live class is intended to nurture parents and children by providing a community of learners, to guide parents by giving examples of various activities, to inspire wonder and awe in the children, and to provide a place to discuss questions regarding the implementation of the curriculum at home. The live class will not have grades or homework to be turned in because of the copious amount of supplemental material provided. It will be up to the mother to discern what restful learning looks like in her home and choose from the supplemental curriculum accordingly.

Required Materials:
Books and supplies are not included in the purchase of the course.

  • A Life like Mine: How Children Live Around the World Unicef
  • Whiskers, Tails and Wings: Animal Folktales from Mexico Judy Goldman
  • Folk Tales from Japan Florence Sakade
  • A World Full of Animal Stories Angela McAllister
  • The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book Bob Hartman Jorgensen

Kellie Tandilyan graduated from a Classical Christian high school in rural Montana before matriculating to Hillsdale College to study Classical Languages and Literature. While there she was received into the Orthodox Church which led her to continue her studies at Hellenic College in Brookline, MA where she met and married a handsome seminarian from Armenia. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Education from the Waldorf Teacher training program at Antioch University with a thesis entitled “”Making Space for the Sacred: The Creative Arts and the Spiritual Development of Children””. Presvytera recently also completed the Master’s of Divinity degree at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
A veteran homeschooling mom of three, she has been teaching in and out of the classroom for over twenty years. Kellie and Father Anthony live in Wilmington, MA and serve the Dormition of the Virgin Mary parish in Somerville. When not teaching, Presvytera enjoys making music with her children, gardening, hiking and keeping company with their 11 chickens. kelliet.srs@gmail.com

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer. Webcam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)

Red checkmarkHeadset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm

Red checkmarkZoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. unnamed-e1455142229376 To download Zoom:

  1. Visit zoom.us/download.
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.

Red checkmarkScanner: In this class, students frequently submit homework assignments by scanning pages from their workbooks. Students and/or their parents should have easy access to a scanner and the ability to use it.

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