Director's Details - Week 14

Classical Conversations of Burien

“And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3 (AKJV)

One week down...11 to go! It was a great week back. There was certainly a lot of energy flying through the church halls, but it was a blessing to be back in community with you. I enjoyed seeing the amazing art our children created and it seemed like they all had a lot fun crushing chalk and making their own paint.


Remember to try to carve out time for map tracing and drawing in your home school. I received several maps from two families this week and it encouraged me to make it more of a priority in my own home. One mom shared that it has become such a part of their day that it has developed into a habit for their homeschool. I love that!


I'll be praying for each of you as you settle back into the schedule of homeschool. (Wasn't that vacation time dreamy?!) See you next week!

Family Presentation: Adeney Family

Nursery: Amy Gelinas

Essentials Open House for Upcoming families

For families who will be moving into the Essentials years next year, we will be hosting an Essentials open house on January 21. Please plan to stay that afternoon. Parents you are invited to sit in our class and see what it's all about. I will be asking for extra moms to stick around that afternoon and help with the extra kiddos in childcare.
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Geography Map Tracing Challenge!

Use your time wisely - Practice your map drawing over break!


What? Practice your geography skills by tracing, blob mapping or free hand drawing the world or specific memory work. Bring your work to CC. Mrs. Chang will donate 5 cents for every map turned in. We will donate the final sum to a local charity AND we'll have a party to celebrate our fantastic work!

When? October 29 - February 11

Why? To sharpen our map skills AND to raise money for local international families

**There will be a jar and a folder for tallying maps drawn. Please tally for every 5 cents earned per map and put one corn kernel per 5 cents in the jar. You may submit your maps or keep them. We will also have a map of Africa where we will color in a country for each dollar earned. Please track your own child's progress. If your child is receiving donations from someone besides me, track that with tally marks and corn kernels but keep the funds until I announce that we will be submitting the donation.

CC Information Meeting

Monday, Jan. 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

901 Southwest 148th Street

Burien, WA

Let anyone who is interested know that I will be hosting our first Information Meeting of the year on Monday evening at the Burien Starbucks, located at SW 148th and Ambaum. I have a Smore flyer posted on my FB page as well as the public CC Burien Facebook page.


Our first open house will be January 28. Visitors must attend an information meeting prior to attending an open house.

Foundations to Challenge Connections


To Combine a Christ-Centered World View and the Classical Model

“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 in uence 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 (scienti c 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.

CC Mamas' Book Club

Friday, Feb. 5th, 7pm

Diane Streff's House

Our next book is Amos Fortune, Free Man. Start reading now and join us in February for a great time of discussion.