CC Week 13

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Hello families!

Are you ready to come back?! I'm so looking forward to this next semester, and to seeing you all again!

During this next 6 weeks during fine arts time, we will be introducing artists and experimenting with their techniques. This will involve the use of paint most weeks, so keep that in mind as you consider their clothing on CC days. Feel free to bring a large t-shirt or apron to cover their clothing.

Don't forget our map challenge - we are closing in on our goal!

We will have 3 new families, with 6 new kids starting this semester! I'll introduce them during our opening time.

This Week:

Family Presentation: none

Clean Up: Buchanan and Cowden Families

Save the Date - Windows Into Challenge

Saturday, Feb. 27th, 10am

1399 Elm Drive

Wylie, TX

This will be an eye-opening look into the CC Challenge program, which begins at age 12. No matter what age your kids are, DO NOT MISS THIS. No matter what age your kids are, it will give you a clear vision of how everything you're doing now fits in with their upper level education and address any concerns you have about homeschooling through high school. You will have an opportunity to ask all your questions and get more familiar with the program. I attended last year, and by the end, I wanted to go back and do jr. high and high school again and do Challenge!

Foundations to Challenge

“Within the framework of a biblical worldview, Classical Conversations teaches parents the classical model: the tools for learning any subject.” Classical Conversation 2010 Catalog, p. 2 The classical model of education is based on the Trivium (Latin for “three roads”), which divides learning into three stages: • Grammar: basic facts, vocabulary, and rules • Dialectic: assimilating facts, reasoning, analysis, processing new concepts • Rhetoric: presenting articulately, persuasively & logically to influence others (that we may make Him known!)

Reminder: Grammar corresponds to Foundations; dialectic to Essentials & Challenge A & B; rhetoric to Challenge I–IV. Note that there are aspects of the dialectic and rhetoric in Foundations (scientific experiments & presentations, for example), and also new grammar in Challenge. It is a continual process. As we use the classical tools of learning well, we also uncover how each subject has been designed by God, relates to other subjects, and points us back to Him. Thus, studying becomes not a dry academic exercise but a treasure hunt that leads us to knowledge of God. Our natural responses are to pour forth praise or to pour forth acts of service.