Need a unique Family Collective plan? One that's not too overwhelming but not too rigid either?

Most of us want to cover as much content as we can, for as many children as we can, as efficiently as possible, while still enjoying the process and instilling beauty into the minds and souls of our family members.

Morning Virtues and Morning Classics are the the humanities option from The Gentle + Classical Press for children who are in 1st-12th Grade and love:

  • living books
  • scripture memory
  • catechism
  • artist/composer study
  • poetry
  • handicrafts
  • manners/hygiene
  • and more!


In a multi-age homeschool, we can struggle to incorporate the "riches" into our homeschool day in a way that is meaningful to both our 6-year-old and our 17-year-old.

Through the convenience of Morning Virtues and Morning Classics, you'll find that:

1) Children that span 6-18 years can enjoy and benefit from the same beautiful and wholesome living read-alouds.

2) First graders can learn just as much about amazing artists and composers as their older siblings.

3) You only have to follow the convenient schedule to enjoy looping two read-alouds and artist/composer study.

4) The included menus and memory statement cards provide opportunities for all of your children to memorize the same portions of scripture and catechisms but in the right size "chunk" and in the proper format for their age and reading (or pre-reading) ability.

5) A broad age span can all enjoy handicrafts together with small modifications.

6) Your family can grow in beauty, connection, and character through 30-45 minutes together each day.

The included schedule allows for:

  • Diligently completing all 28 days in just 4 weeks, making room for other morning time opportunities


  • Real life! Implement Morning Virtues (or Classics) 3-4 mornings per week and have a full two months to make it through the 28 days before the next volume is available.

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We want you to REALLY enjoy Morning Virtues, so to help you make the final decision, we have made our inaugural issue- Courage - FREE in our shop. You can HEAD THERE to download it for free to make sure it's just what you had in mind for your family!

In the Imagination Issue of Morning Classics, you will find:

  • Virtue: Imagination
  • Hymn: Trust and Obey
  • Bible Reading + Catechism: Jonah
  • Scheduled Read-Alouds: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (any edition will do; available online free) and Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  • Artist Study: Beatrix Potter
  • Composer Study: Stravinsky
  • Affirmation
  • Scripture: 2nd Corinthians 10:3-7
  • Poem: The Land of Story Books by Robert Louis Stevenson and On Imagination by Phillis Wheatley
  • Folk Song: The Wellerman
  • Handicrafts: Paper Mâché
  • Manners + Hygiene: Sportsmanship
  • Memory Statement Cards: Scripture, Catechism, Virtue, and Manners/Hygiene
  • Short Story: TBD

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Morning Classics: Lewis

What are Morning Classics?

After the completion of our twelve planned Morning Virtues issues, we've decided to shift the "theme" that fuels the planning of each issue. Rather than focusing on a specific virtue and curating books, poetry, hymns, scripture, art, and music around that virtue, we have curated a list of classic literature, art, and music that should meet the heart and minds of all of our children.

The layout, age range, scope, and format will NOT change in anyway. Simply, how we curate the books and highlighted content will shift. For example, in our first issue of Morning Classics, our primary books will be Little House on the Prairie and Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story, coupled with art by Grandma Moses and music by Debussy (with a thematic title "Pioneering). Fantasy features A Wrinkle in Time and Gulliver's Travels with art by Picasso and music by Tchaikovsky. Our Imagination features male protagonists in The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries) and Peter Pan, with art by Norman Rockwell and music scores by Stravinsky.

***You'll might also note - if you are a Classical Conversations family - that many of our composers and artists over the 12 planned issues of Morning Classics correlate nicely to the next few CC cycles.

Let's dig deeper into what each volume of Morning Virtues and Morning Classics includes.

*The following images uses our inaugural volume- Courage- as an example. Note that these examples apply perfectly to Morning Classics as well.

Each volume of Morning Virtues/Classics includes a custom-aligned Meaningful Menu. These menus include the following:

  • Sheet music for the hymn
  • Sonnet
  • Poem
  • Affirmation mirroring Charlotte Mason's "I am, I can, I ought, I will."
  • Scripture for recitation and memory.
  • Folk Song
  • Catechism related to the Bible section of focus

Each volume of Morning Virtues/Classics includes a special handicraft and short story courtesy of Rooted Childhood. This short story is the perfect segway into these special crafts and activities that are sure to build virtue as they're explored and enjoyed!

These handicrafts or activities have been chosen with simplicity and craft in mind. They can be worked on little by little and with only minimal craft investments!

A special artist and composer are featured in each volume. Our teacher's guide includes a special biography for each, written with a focus on their virtue or the trials they may have faced or endured.

Additionally, you will find a selection of art and compositions scheduled over the 28 days from each of these masters. A YouTube playlist is linked for listening to the compositions and watching their performance.

You don't have to start from scratch! In our included schedules we read one book each day, and cover two books over the 28 scheduled days (one literature and the other historical fiction or biographical). Additionally, we loop back and forth between our artist and composer study, and we work our way through a reading of a specific book of the Bible.

Each day is planned- you just open and read the pages as listed or study the art or composition listed.

All about the books! Each volume includes two virtue-rich books that are excellent read-alouds for all children (and even adults!). These featured books are included on the daily schedule.

You'll also find an additional "book menu." These books are also beautiful, virtue-rich, and mirror each volumes' theme. One column includes longer chapter books for children grades 3+ and the other column includes wonderful picture books that all of your children will enjoy!

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