Classical Conversations Week 7

October 25, 2016

Hello families,

Just a few quick updates for this week. We have had a lovely week over on Lake Michigan, celebrating my brother's wedding and enjoying some sun, sand, and waves.

I thoroughly enjoyed our Rockets project last week, and I hope that you were each blessed by the time and efforts of the tutors. We will be handing out the leftover materials from the rockets this week during Opening.


Family Presentation: Meyer Family

Student Topic Suggestion: Demonstrations (show us how to make or do something)

Student Skill: Eye Contact/Volume/Preparation

Playtime Supervisors: Keehn & Araoz Families

Lunch Clean-Up Crew: Young Family

Afternoon Clean-up Crew: Mysak Family

How to make a Simple Paper Rocket Launcher

Foundations to Challenge

Classical, Christian Education

“How often have you heard someone conclusively state, ‘I can’t draw’? It is accepted

that only a few are blessed with the gift of drawing and that no excuse is necessary for

not being able to draw. You can even hear successful painters, designers, and artistically

inclined people make this statement, but with additional embarrassment and frustration.

This attitude can change, whether you want to teach yourself or others. One gentleman,

shaking and sweating at the beginning of a one-day workshop, admitted to the group he

was shocked to display such real fear over the idea of possibly being unable to draw. He

said he was sorry he had come; he was sure he’d fail. By the end of the day, he was beaming with pride at his accomplishments and said that if he could draw, anyone could.” —Mona Brookes, Drawing with Children, (3-4)

Foundations to Challenge

Last week, your students learned about perspective in drawing. You can further these lessons at home with the Prescripts Cursive Sentences and Art Lessons: Medieval and World History. Students will use these lessons in perspective to draw world maps in Challenge A and to understand and appreciate works of art in Challenge II.


See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in

knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work in gold,

and in silver, and in brass, And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber,

to work in all manner of workmanship.

Exodus 31:2-5 (KJV)