Walking and Talking

What's happening Week #11 at CC T&C?


“But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.”
2 Thessalonians 2:13-15 (ESV)

“No wonder students come to a college education expecting nothing more than a set of paper qualifications that will enable them to earn a decent salary. The idea that they might be there to grow as human beings, to be inducted into an ancient culture, to become somehow more than they are already, is alien to them. They expect instant answers, but they have no deep questions. The great questions have not yet been woken in them. The process of education requires us to become open, receptive, curious, and humble in the face of what we do not know. The world is a fabric woven of mysteries, and a mystery is a provocation to our humanity that cannot be dissolved by googling a few more bits of information.”
—Stratford Caldecott, Beauty for Truth’s Sake

Foundations to Challenge Connection

Memorization breeds curiosity. This week, your children will memorize a broad outline of the history of the Byzantine Empire. Learning a bit about the cultures that came before us awakens a curiosity about God’s great big world. In Challenge, they will continue weaving these tidbits into a larger understanding of the tapestry of world history, which will awaken new questions in them. They will continue to encounter these stories through Challenge literature and through world history texts like Francis Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live? and Daniel Boorstin’s The Discoverers.


Our Presenting Family is Jen, Jadyn, Oliver, and Elliot Harris.

Reminder for this week and next...All students need to have a tin whistle for class.

The forecast for Tuesday is rainy, so recess will probably be in the gym. Please be proactive to clean up your lunch waste near your spot. Additionally, please pack up lunches by 12:50 so the clean-up crew has time to sweep the floor before Essentials class begins at 1:00.

For Week 12 (our last week together for Foundations), every family is invited to celebrate the completion of our first semester by bringing treats to share with the entire community at lunch time. Additionally, I would like all families to sign a thank-you card for the staff at Gateway Church. More details will follow...

Mary Bryant, former CC tutor, parent, and songwriter, will make copies of her Exodus song available for our campus. Details to be revealed this week, hopefully.


A few of our science projects in the last quarter of the year involve rocks and minerals. Get a jump on this study by attending the St. Louis Mineral & Gem Society Show on November 20-22. A $3 donation is accepted at the door, while children ages 13 and under are free AND are given a collection of rock, mineral, or fossil material. If our schedule allows, my family will attend. http://www.stlrockclub.com/PublicInformation/AnnualShow.aspx

The date for the CC Moms Christmas Party has been changed to Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP on the Evite, and of course let me know if you didn't receive the invitation via email.

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 10-12 is English Grammar.

Write a speech to include all/many prepositions.

Compose and recite a poem incorporating prepositions.

Compare sentences with and without prepositions.

Our Science project is analyzing flowers.

The Fine Arts lesson is Tin Whistle -musical dynamics and more tunes.
REMINDER: Bring your tin whistles!!