Complete Integrated Homeschool Program for Grades 1 - 4:  Ancient Times

(May also be used as a family program with children through 8th Grade)

Everything You Need to Homeschool with Confidence

In this course, 25-year veteran homeschool mother Esther Phillips teams up with the CLRC to share her decades of homeschooling experience with parents of elementary school children. Drawing heavily on the educational philosophy of Charlotte Mason, this complete and flexible homeschool package can be tailored to each family’s unique circumstances. Families receive guidance and resources in all areas of their own Home School.

For those families with children between the ages of 6-13, reduce your work by having all your children study the same period in history; read the same Bible stories; cover the same geography work; enjoy the same artist, poet and composer; read the same Shakespeare play.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course is not eligible for Charter School funding.


    Weekly Live Class

    During the 1 to 1 ½ hour weekly live class, Esther presents an engaging lesson weaving together

    • Bible stories
    • History
    • Geography
    • Science
    • Art
    • Poetry

    Students share news, projects and activities with their classmates. Parents attend the class with their children and get structure and guidance for the coming week.


    Integrated Curriculum


    Each week parents receive all the resources they need for lessons and activities to be completed as a family at home. These resources include:

    • Readings from the Bible and the Story of the World
    • Integrated History/Bible lessons
    • Map work
    • Coloring pages
    • Songs and rhymes
    • Memory work
    • History flashcards
    • Art and craft projects related to History/Bible lessons

    Families can also choose from extensive supplementary materials provided by the instructor, including:

    • History and geography activities
    • Mathematics (including drills and games)
    • Recommended book lists for more in-depth historical study
    • Science projects
    • Beginning Grammar
    • Meteorology
    • Picture study
    • Poetry
    • Composer study
    • Mythology
    • Folk dancing
    • Shakespeare

    Sample Integrated Curriculum:

    Unit 1 (Weeks 1-4):

    • Bible Reading: Genesis 1-11 (Creation to the Tower of Babel)
    • History:  Introduction to History and Archaeology; Cave paintings in France and Spain; Egyptian reliefs.
    • Science:  Light, Day and Night, Years and Seasons, Solar System, Plate Tectonics, Taxonomy
    • Geography: Continents and Oceans; The Middle East
    • Art Project:  Wet on wet watercolor days of creation
    • Poetry:  Rudyard Kipling
    • Fine Art: Bruegel The Tower of Babel
    • Copy-work and Narrations

    In addition to the integrated material above, CLRC provides optional add-on classes in Art ("Monart and Markers"), Greek ("Upper Elementary Greek I") and Latin ("Upper Elementary Latin I") at a discounted price. For registration and discount information, see below.


    Parent Meetings


    Esther will also hold parent meetings to discuss homeschool strategies and provide guidance and support to the families in the program and be available for individual consultation as well.

    This is a complete and flexible homeschool package for elementary school.  Families receive guidance and resources in all areas of their own Home School. 

    ** To view the 2021 - 2022 Integrated Homeschool Curriculum Calendar, CLICK HERE. **

    "I have had the privilege to work with Esther Phillips in a classroom setting for the past five years.  Her integrated curriculum and teaching style have blessed my family in many ways.  The children have developed a love for learning, and I have developed the confidence to homeschool my children.  Esther includes multiple subjects woven together, which enables the children to make connections to the material on their own. Numerous resources and support are offered, which creates an environment that allows parents to be assured they are giving their children the highest quality education. She is a gifted teacher who inspires others to enjoy the journey of homeschooling." -- Tiffani G., Idaho


    Registration -- Multiple Child Discount

    The family-based price structure for this class is:

    First child: $350 per semester
    Second child: $200 per semester
    Any additional child: $150 per semester

    The following courses are available as add-ons at a 20% discount:

    •  Upper Elementary Greek I (Ages 9-12)
    •  Upper Elementary Latin I (Ages 8-12)
    •  Monart and Markers (Ages 6 - 10)

    Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.

    Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:  Esther Phillips, Integrated Homeschool Program Coordinator 
    contact email: withmissesther@gmail.com
    Age Level: 6 - 10 years
    Minimum Enrollment: 5 families

    Maximum Enrollment: 12 families
    Tuition per Semester: See pricing information above. 

    Click Here for Class Meeting Time and Start Date

    Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact info@clrconline.com. Spring registration opens Oct 18th.

    Section B: Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific



    Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:  Esther Phillips, Integrated Homeschool Program Coordinator 
    contact email: withmissesther@gmail.com
    Age Level: 6 - 10 years
    Minimum Enrollment: 5 families

    Maximum Enrollment: 12 families
    Tuition per Semester: See pricing information above. 

    Click Here to See the 2021-22 Class Schedule

    Section A: Mondays, 9:00 - 10:30 AM Pacific



    If you are interested in the course and are only able to attend the Section A time please CONTACT US.


    Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:  Esther Phillips, Integrated Homeschool Program Coordinator 
    contact email: withmissesther@gmail.com
    Age Level: 6 - 10 years
    Minimum Enrollment: 5 families

    Maximum Enrollment: 12 families
    Tuition per Semester: See pricing information above. 

    Click Here to See the 2021-22 Class Schedule

    Newly Opened!! SECTION C: Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 or 9:30 AM Pacific


    Prerequisites: None
    Instructor:  Esther Phillips, Integrated Homeschool Program Coordinator 
    contact email: withmissesther@gmail.com
    Age Level: 6 - 10 years
    Minimum Enrollment: 5 families

    Maximum Enrollment: 12 families
    Tuition per Semester: See pricing information above. 

    Click Here to see the 2020 - 21 Class Schedule

    Esther Phillips, Integrated Homeschool Program Coordinator

    Esther Phillips began homeschooling her own children over 25 years ago and quickly became a proponent of Charlotte Mason and Classical education. Though from England, her childhood was spent mainly in Kenya and Hong Kong until her family settled in rural Lincolnshire, UK. Esther's father, himself classically educated and able to read Latin, Greek and Hebrew, inspired in Esther a love of learning and lifelong wonder and discovery. She has spent 15 years setting up, directing, and teaching homeschool co-ops and has served as a consultant to many homeschool families, with a desire to foster in them confidence and joy.

    Esther has five children, with one still at home completing their homeschooling journey. She lives in Idaho and enjoys reading (of course) and writing (when she gets a chance).

     

    Anne Van Fossen, M.A., CLRC Classical Languages Program Director

    Anne-Anne Van Fossen  spent seven years working with her husband, John, to found a Christian Classical K-8 school in California. Anne was the Director of Program and Curriculum Development and head of the Ancient Languages Department. She has over 15 years of experience teaching classical Greek and Latin to all ages from Kindergarten to adult. Anne earned her Master’s degree in Classics from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was awarded the Keith Aldridge Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Classics and taught Greek Mythology, Classical Archaeology, Greek Civilization, and Greek Tragedy as a teaching assistant for four years. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry (summa cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Societies. Anne lives in Naples, Idaho where she homeschools her three sons with her husband. She loves reading, running, and romping with her boys.

    Book List for Integrated Homeschool Program  Grades 1 - 4: Required Texts

    Amazon links for textbooks and materials are provided for the convenience of our parents and students. 
    The CLRC is an Amazon Associate.


    The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times

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    Geography Songs
    *Both CD and Workbook are recommended
    (this book is family reproducible)

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    Grammar Songs
    *Both CD and Workbook are recommended 
    (this book is family reproducible)

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    Bible Songs by Jamie Soles

    The individual songs used over the year can be purchased separately as mp3s as needed, or the CDs can be bought beforehand. CDs are: The Way My Story Goes, Good Advice, Up from Here, and Memorials. 

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    The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times--Student Pages

    (These may be purchased as a loose-leaf packet, or as downloadable PDFs)

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    You will also need a children's Bible.  Any child's Bible may be used, but Esther will be referencing the Vos Child's Story Bible because of its integrated and chronological approach.

    The Child's Story Bible

    (This story book has an integrated and chronological approach and includes stories not usually found in other children's Bibles.)

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    Orthodox Children's Illustrated Bible

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    • Highly Recommended Resource:

      Any math program can be used with the Integrated Homeschool Program, but Esther highly recommends Professor B because it presents math concepts contextually in order to facilitate understanding and connections rather than formula rote learning. This reduces the need for excessive and overwhelming practice questions, helps children to understand the ‘why’ of numbers, and reduces the possibility of a child developing math phobia.

      PLEASE NOTE:  There is a 15% DISCOUNT for families taking the Integrated Curriculum when purchasing any Professor B Math product.  After registering for the Integrated Curriculum, contact Andrea Wallace (andreawallace@clrconline.com) for your discount code.

      To purchase the Professor B Level 1 Math Bundle, CLICK HERE.

    • Supplementary Materials:

      Other required books and materials for grammar, literature, writing, etc. will be provided by Esther, as well as recommendations for a wide variety of supplementary materials and resources--many of which can be found at your local library.