Classical Conversations of Boyds

Weekly Director Newsletter Week 1 & 2

This Week, September 22nd, we've been invited to join Challenge A in Spirit Week...

The Theme will be COLORFUL!!!!

Where your favorite color, lots of colors, crazy colors, tie-dye, etc. We'll take a picture together on the playground for the year book.

This week's devotional thought...

This week, we learned that a pronoun replaces a noun in order to avoid repetition. "Avoid repetition." This reminded me of the quote that I LOVED from practicum this year. Perhaps as you settle into the monotony of this school year, you might benefit from this reminder as well. G.K. Chesterton says, "Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. John 1:1 (KJV)

Reminder about Copyright

Please remember a few simple guidelines:

1) Online activity: Please do not post any of the Foundations memory work to public websites like Facebook, Quizlet, or Pinterest. If you have a secure loop for your community, you may occasionally post items that are only visible to your community families. Please have a conversation with the families in your community about not posting memory work to public websites.

2) Supplemental materials: Families often get creative about reinforcing or creating review materials for the memory work. They want to create workbooks, flashcards, and other products based on Classical Conversations® materials. While we encourage resource sharing within the community and for your own family use, families should not be creating supplemental products to sell or to share publicly on social media. Classical Conversations® MultiMedia is hard at work developing supplemental products. If someone has materials they would like us to consider publishing, he or she can e-mail those to Products@ClassicalConversations.com.

FREE PARENT WEBINAR... By Heart: The Goodness of Memory

Monday, Sep. 19th, 8pm

This is an online event.

Don't miss this great event! Join Andrew Pudewa in a contemplation of the fundamental human faculty of memory. We will be examining some of the history and biology of memory and its impacts on language, imagination, joy, and virtue. Together we will consider why progressive education discredits its value and why (and how!) we should guard and cultivate this precious gift. Register Here: https://www.classicalconversations.com/news/free-parent-webinars-0

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Psalm 119:130 (KJV)