Claritas Classical Academy memory work is a wonderful tool. You can work on it independently in the comfort of your home, or with a group of families. You can use it as an after school program, or for homeschooling. You can decide how your group will study the materials.
Last year, a group I was with, met for 3 hours in the morning. We incorporated other things besides the memory work and review sessions. We scaled it to the needs of our group.
This year, we joined a well established co-op and offered the class as one of many choices available. Not everyone in that co-op participates in our class, and many of the students in our memory work class participate in the other courses available….art, science, writing, etc. There is so much flexibility and it is wonderful!
At Claritas Classical Academy, they have dedicated much time and care into how their group operates. They meet twice a week! They have a list of books and a complete schedule of what the student’s assignments are every day. They wear uniforms! They hire expert teachers for their middle and upper levels.
If you do form a group, I would recommend you pool funds together and purchase a projector and speakers. You would need a laptop computer or mobile device to access the memory work videos from the Cross Seven website. Here is my dream scenario….wireless projector ($500), wireless Bose speakers ($200), and an iPhone 6. You can definitely go with a less expensive route, but this is the easiest way to set up.
Now I do not have all of these items and I am telling myself, “Thou shall not covet”. When we started our group, we added the economic component to the decision. It still works wonderfully, but as I am carrying the equipment to class, I can see how the above scenario would be appealing.
For all you Do It Yourself-ers…and techno-geniuses…check out this youtube video. You can have a projector for next to nothing.
Now…last but certainly not least…here is an economical version of speakers.