Classical Conversations Week 20

To Know GOD and Make HIM Known

Penny War

Beginning next week (week 21-23) we will be have a penny war fundraiser for the church. The winning class will celebrate with an ice cream party on the last day of class!

Here are the rules:

Each class (including the 2 Challenge classes) will have a jar to place their money in.

1 penny is 1 point.

Roll of pennies 75 points

$1.00 bill is 100 points

Nickels (-5), dimes (-10) and quarters (-25) are negative points.

Your job is to put positive points in your jar and negative points in the other classes jar.

The class with the most points on week 23 at 12:00 pm wins the ice cream party!

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Classical, Christian Education

How can your lives follow the patterns God has revealed in His Creation and in His Word? In all that you do, embrace ordinary, grounded, and regular patterns of worship; work and rest, family and children, learning and teaching, servant leadership and compassion, fellowship and community. In whatever you do, in whatever vocation to you which are called, make sure to do the ordinary things which so many who have come before you have done and which are in fact quite special, indeed rare: fear your God, love your neighbors, fulfill your responsibilities, let your "yea be yea and your nay be nay." (Matthew 5:37)

--Kate Deddens, Commencement Address

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End of Year Celebration

Tuesday, April 26th, 6pm

601 West 57th Street

Sioux Falls, SD

Essentials class will present their Faces of History at 6:00

Program for Foundations will begin at 6:30

Desserts and fellowship to follow

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Foundations to Challenge

Throughout our history timeline, we have the unique opportunity to study important events from church history. This week, students will sing about U.S. Evangelist Billy Graham in the timeline. Take a few minutes at home this week to talk about Billy Graham's ministries and the lives that the Lord has changed through him. Who knows, one of your children may be called into life-changing ministry!

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"Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seems evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Joshua 24:14 (KJV)

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This week in Challenge...

Foundations students learn to name five parts of the earth's atmosphere in Week 20. The wonder and awe of our Creator grows in Challenge A as students study biology and natural science and again in Challenge III when students study weather fronts an patterns and track their local weather for several weeks.
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Reveal Earth's Atmosphere
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Presentation Schedule

Week 21 Demonstration: Make or do something (5 min.) 1/2 of the class will go this week and the other half next week.

Week 22 Demonstration: Make or do something (5 min.)

Week 23 Tell us about your favorite composer

Week 24 Tell us your favorite thing about CC!

  • Remember these topics are only suggestions. Your child is free to do their presentation on any topic they are interested in.
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Yearbook Pictures Needed

Keep the photos coming!

We could really use another parent or two to help out with the yearbook!!

Please post any CC pictures you have on our Shutterfly page.
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Downstairs bathroom cleaning schedule

The older Foundations/Essentials kids will be on a rotating schedule to help clean the boys and girls bathrooms downstairs. They will need to empty the garbage, wipe down the sinks, check to see if toilets are flushed and pick up any paper towels etc. from the floor.

Week 21 - Rebekah and Henry

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Essentials Week 20

EEL Homework

  • Copy Charts - Focus on Charts J and O
  • Weekly Sentences with Analytical Task Sheet (For more help, see EEL p. 49-61)
  • Weekly Editing Exercise, Capitalization and Punctuation Rule 20 (p. 457), Spelling Rule 20 (p. 463), Homophones 20 (p. 485)
  • Optional: Spelling List 20, p. 473

Structure: Complex

Purpose: Interrogative

Pattern: S-Vt-DO-OCA

Parts of Speech: Prepositions (Review)

This week's classification is identical to last week with the exception on the object compliment adjective in place of the object compliment noun.

Remember that there are three ways to take a declarative and change it to interrogative.

Change the end mark

Interrogative pronoun

Add a helping verb

Continue to review the complex structure this week, but focus on the interrogative version of the S-Vt-DO-OCA pattern.

IEW Homework:

Unit VIII: Essay Writing

Continue working on research paper.


Paragraph 1: Topic A


Paragraph 2: Topic B


Paragraph 3: Topic C



Final clincher reflects intro

Helps: SRN pg. 10 and 11

Research paper: In TWSS chapters 4 and 6 we started learning to work with non-fiction sources and combine multiple sources and topics using a fused outline. You and your student will build on those skills to write a research paper on a person from history. You will have a finished paper ready to and in when you come to class on week 22 (April 4).

Presentation: After the paper in finished, you and your student will use the information to created a 3-4 minute presentation, written in first person. Your student will memorize this presentation and present it dramatically as if they are the historical figure (think Night at the Museum,) for our final week (April 18) and our end of year celebration on April 26th. Historic dress and props are optional but encouraged.

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