Timeline Card Storage

There are MANY ways to store your timeline cards, from just wrapping a rubber band around them and throwing them in a shoebox, to fancy page protectors and binders, or punching holes in them at putting them on a ring (GASP!). I wanted more structure and longevity than a shoebox, but less cost (and slippery-ness) than the page protectors with binders. And really, I *CAN’T* handle the thought of punching holes in them (though it really seems to work for some)!

And here is the real thing- these cards are wonderful and sturdy and I want my kids to really, really  use them. I don’t want them to be something that is so precious we are afraid to touch them. But they need to last another ten years!

So here is my solution- a 6.5 qt Hefty Solutions tub from Walmart that costs $2.78! Now, here is the catch. I *wish* I could give you a link to buy this tub online, it is only in stores at Walmart. Amazon has them in a pack of eight for $68.49 (yikes, $8.56 each, and you need 7 friends to go in!).

So after you have your bin, here is how I organized mine.

Timeline Card Storage - 17th Street BlessingsI have not yet purchased any of the art cards, or the scientist cards. I do have all the Acts & Facts (Timeline) cards and all three cycles of science cards. I do think that the others will fit, and I will purchase them as our budget allows.

Now the dividers are just cut down manila folders. Here is a template, I used the cards themselves to see how big each divider should be.

Timeline Card Storage - 17th Street Blessings

I put all the ‘cover’ cards that come with each set in the very back. Now if you have a Walmart nearby that carries this tub, you are golden!

Timeline Card Storage - 17th Street Blessings

How do you store your Timeline cards!?

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CC Connected – Cycle 1

I have had several people ask me what I am using on CC Connected this year. I am going to keep a running list here of usernames and file names, with a brief description.

If you would like your own “Download Log” here is a *FREE* printable: CCC Download Log

To see what math songs I am using, check out this post.

English Grammar Songs
Username: marykbry
File names:
Weeks 1-12: C1 Preposition definition & list
Weeks 13-20: C1 Helping verbs 5
Weeks 21-24: C1 wk 21-24 linking verbs 3

Blackline/Color Coded Maps for Flip Book
Username: kdhill02
File Names: PDF 4×6 blackline map color coded and PDF 4×6 Blackline Map Color Coded. One says weeks 1-12 and the other says weeks 13-24.

These went with Melody’s new grammar pages. It is a wonderful resource I can keep with us, and it really has saved a ton of wear on my Foundations Guide.

New Grammar Flipbook-
User name: melodystroud
File name: Cycle 1 Flip Chart with Skip Counting – Good

I found two 4″x6″ photo albums on clearance at Target for $.30! Then printed these and put them in as if they were pictures. I put the new grammar on the top then the maps on the bottom. The photo book holds 24 pictures, so I will need a two total for the year. User “keppel” also has some flipbook files that include Bible, and are organized by subject instead of week.

Username: timjenross
File Names:
Memory Master Timeline Flashcards C1PDF
Memory Master Science Flashcards C1PDF
Memory Master Math Flashcards C1PDF
Memory Master Latin Flashcards C1PDF
Memory Master History Flashcards C1PDF
Memory Master Geography Flashcards C1PDF
Memory Master English Flashcards C1PDF

These are very similar to the little color coded cards you can buy from CC for $35.

History Sentence Cards
Username: mingorn
File Name: History Cards–All Weeks

Do not put anything in the “Cycle”, and what will come up is a Word doc with a link to a dropbox file. Then you can download from there.

Latin Declension Flashcards & Handmotions
Username: TammyOostdyk
File Names:
1st Declension flashcards
2nd Declension Flashcards
latin 3rd declension flashcards
latin-4th-declension flashcards
latin-5th declension flashcards
Remembering the Declensions

These look great! Latin hits the kids hard in Chalenge A, so we will be doing some prep work! 

Latin Printables-
These can be found from Suzanne Shares. I need to check out the ones from CC Connected and these, see which we prefer. I love having choices!!

Science Grammar Hand Motions
Username: KnoxFamily
File Name: Science motions/props_4thEd.

History Print Tracing Pages
Username: aperezjordan
File Name: C1_HistoryTracingPgs

I will add these to my daughters CC notebook to complete one each week.

Geography Cards
One2One Blog- Geography Cards
So far she has weeks 1-12 for Cycle 1, last year I printed two sets, and we used them for go fish, old maid and memory. I think it helps to associate a picture with the place also, especially since cycle 1 places are so far away (time and distance!).

More Coming Soon!

Cursive Copywork – Exodus 20:1-17 KJV

This year the suggested Bible memory work for Classical Conversations, Cycle 1 is Exodus 20:1-17.

I stumbled upon a really nice workbook for cursive writing so I decided to buy it rather than make my own. This book was created by Trisha Gilkerson from Intoxicated On Life, she is a homeschool mom. It uses D’Nealian Cursive.

The book is set up to be used over a whole school year. Each week you will spend the first 3 days copying the passage, next day looking up definitions then you will dictate the passage to your student. This format will not quite fit Lego Man, as he is not ready for dictation. I plan on just taking our time, moving through the book, and having him practice his cursive while writing out God’s Word.

They have many other passages and several versions of the Bible. We have chosen the KJV. I purchased my copy on Amazon.

The only change I did make to the book, is I took it to Office Max and had the edge spiral bound. It cost about $5 and now the book will lay flat, which I think will make it easier to write in.

Note: The Amazon links are my affiliate links, if you use that link, I receive a small commission, Thanks!! I purchased my own copy of Write Through the Bible, and did not receive any compensation for this review.

Cycle 1 Copywork, Exodus 20:1-17, 17th Street Blessings

Interested in print copywork? Check out my free printable.

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Print Copywork – Exodus 20:1-17 KJV

This year the suggested Bible memory work for Classical Conversations, Cycle 1 is Exodus 20:1-17.

I looked around on CC Connected for print copywork for Princess. This will be her third year of CC, and at 6, I feel like it is a good time to start requiring more handwriting practice from her. I didn’t really find what I was looking for on CC Connected, so I made my own.

You can download it here:

Exodus Copywork

Or it is on CC Connected under the username allie8302.

Copywork, Cycle 1, Exodus 20:1-17, 17th Street Blessings


Interested in cursive copywork? Check out my review.

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