Walking and Talking

What's happening Week #18 at CC T&C?


“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.”
1 Corinthians 9:24–25 (KJV)

“The purpose of education is not the assimilation of facts or the retention of information, but the habituation of the mind and body to will and act in accordance with what one knows.”
—David Hicks, Norms & Nobility

Foundations to Challenge Connection

This week in the timeline, students will sing about Marx publishing the Communist Manifesto. In Challenge III, students will study R.C. Sproul’s introduction to philosophy called The Consequences of Ideas. Perhaps no other idea had so many far-reaching
consequences in the 20th century than Marx’s idea about communism. Challenge III students will study his idea in greater depth and see how it affected the communist countries that adopted his ideas. The memory peg this week in Foundations gives them the context in which Marx was writing and prepares them for these future studies.


Our Presenting Family is the Simeri family.

Some visitors will be enjoying class with us this week. Let's welcome the Smith family.

NO CLASS NEXT WEEK! Enjoy your break!

Please pack up lunches in the gym by 12:50 so the clean-up crew has time to sweep the floor before Essentials class begins at 1:00.

Registration time is here! Only the registration payment is needed at this time and checks may be payable to me. Outside registrations will be accepted now as well.

If you know someone who is interested in our program and would like to know more, feel free to direct them to me or our website. My first Info Meeting for this year is next Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 3:00-4:30 pm at my home.

Here are Practicum Dates for this summer:

St. Peters Practicum - May 24-26 *

Arnold Practicum - June 23-25

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.


Calling all musicians! Our fine arts segment for the 4th quarter involves a study of the Orchestra and 3 composers. I would love for our musicians to be able to share their craft during the Opening, and possibly the first part of the morning, with our entire group. If you or your children play an instrument and would like to demonstrate how it is played, please let me know.

I would love for our moms to gather informally on a regular basis. Would anyone be willing to plan a date for coffee or dinner together?

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 Math.

Ideas include:

Demonstrate a recipe in class using measurements.

Build/make a project in class using math concepts.

Our Science experiments involve Earth Science: air pressure and its effect on the earth

The Fine Arts lesson is Great Artists - Our artist this week is El Greco.