Walking and Talking

What's happening Week #24 at CC T&C?


14 The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, 15 for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. 17 Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” Genesis 13:14-17 (ESV)

Just as we will use the compass in class this week, this verse can remind us that the One who created the entire world..the One who keeps the earth on its axis and sets the laws of magnetism and gravity in their places...the One who chose Abraham...has also counted each one of us, parents and children, and knows each one. Serving this community as Director has brought me tremendous blessing over the last two years. May we seek His guidance and direction as we continue to walk and talk together.

Foundations to Challenge Connection

"When we intertwine the study of history, government and economics together, it makes for a rich experience. When our Foundations and Essentials kids started off by writing and reading about history and dressing up as a historical figure, it drew them into a meaningful experience. For our Challenge students, they can look at history as it relates to government and economics. We can even branch off to see concepts from science, Latin, math, language, and faith within these subjects. We don’t have to close down one subject just because it’s time for the next to begin. We can see the greater context of how everything is connected. Like concentric circles, we look at how God placed us in a universe. He is the lens through which we view our world. We can enjoy the beauty of connection across all subjects to fuel the vision of becoming virtuous citizens who participate well in the affairs of our country and His kingdom." Cara McLauchlan, Classical Conversations' Writer's Circle


If you or someone you know is interested in directing this wonderful group of families, please contact me. Since I'm planning to still be a part of the community, my experience and resources are available for the next director.

The Essentials class is excited to share a skit with our group during the Opening Assembly this week.

Memory Master testing is upon us! Please confirm t-shirt sizes with me and plan for tutor/director testing next Tuesday (4/19) unless you have been told otherwise. The testing schedule will be created this week.

Thanks for your help in cleaning the gym so I can make it to Essentials on time.

Registration fees are $85 for your first child and $55 for every additional child per program (Foundations and Essentials). You may continue to make checks payable to me and I will transfer the monies to the next Director. The remaining fees for tuition, supplies, and the facility will be due this summer.

Registration for the Practicum is now open!

Here are Practicum Dates for this summer:

St. Peters Practicum - May 24-26 * (I will be attending this practicum.)

Arnold Practicum - June 23-25


(You must log in to CC website to register.)


End of the Year Celebration is Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church. Save the date!

GNO or playdates: Would anyone like to plan another gathering? Let's keep it going!

Practicum: The Practicum is a fantastic way to meet other CC families, renew your vision for homeschooling, and gain insights related to Classical Conversations. Our tutors receive their training at the Practicum. The inexpensive kids' camps are fun environments for learning. It would be fantastic if all of our families could attend one. Additionally, we rely on a team of parents to help during our Practicum, which is as simple as bringing snacks for teen helpers, or even being willing to help at the registration table.

Volunteer Schedule

What will we be learning this week?

Presentation, Science, and Fine Arts

Presentation: Show-n-Tell or Academic
The suggested topic for Weeks 16-18 is Historical Figures.

Ideas include:

Pretend to be a character from our history grammar.

Tell a story about a key historical figure.

Use your Faces of History Paper from Essentials with props/costume

Our Science project involves Earth Science: the compass

The Fine Arts lesson is Classical Composers/Orchestra - Mozart: biography