Challenge A Homework

At Home Week 12, plus other end-of-year assignments

Challenge A Homework this week in the Guide

Follow the directions in the Challenge A Guide, and note the additions below!

LATIN: Check out the Quizlet review at This can be a fun way to review the the verb conjugations. Make new vocabulary cards for the verbs showing the correct conjugation, i.e. first, second or third. Remember the principle parts!

I SPY LATIN! Look for Latin words and phrases as you are out and about this week! Share your sightings in class for 2 yenoms per sighting. 5 yenoms if you have a picture of the word and it's location!

EXPOSITION & COMPOSITION: On April 19, we will be doing our last ANI chart for the book, The Bronze Bow. Any one who meets the goal of 30 points under the Affirmative and Negative columns (on the ANI chart) will earn an extra 30 yenoms! Use the Invention Topics you have learned this year and you will do it! Look back in your student book for the first week of each essay as a refresher on the different ways to add to your ANI chart.

Start reading our last book for this year: The Bronze Bow!

Homework this week is to make an outline from your ANI chart for Crispin: the Cross of Lead.

Include a narratio in the introduction (see student workbook pages 81-82, and 86).

MATH: We practiced using compasses and protractors today to make inscribed triangles in circles. There was discussion on the types of triangles and angles that were being made by the students. We will do more exploration next week.

RHETORIC: Read lessons 17 and 19 of The Fallacy Detective for next week. Begin work on your apologetics paper, which is due on May 3. Share the handout you received in class with your parents. Parents more details follow below for your copy of the instructions for the Apologetics paper.

Practice your catechism cards to prepare for JEAPORDY on May 3!

GEOGRAPHY: We drew Africa from memory today and began learning about Australia and New Zealand. What interesting countries! Practice drawing Australia and New Zealand each day. Since they are not as complicated, learn the capitols and also learn about the geographical features on these two island countries.

Review the NEW geography terms!

BIOLOGY: We drew the brain from memory, and began learning about the eye. Practice drawing the eye and the neurons and neuromuscular junctions. Prepare to draw the neurons and the neuromuscular junctions from memory next week. We will be dissecting a cow eye in class on April 19.

Instructions for the Apologetics Paper due on May 3, 2016 (Students have a handout of this)

Apologetics paper due week 15, May 3, 2016

APOLOGETICS: reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something-- typically a theory or religious doctrine.

Students will be working on an apologetics research paper that will be using at least 3 different sources. The Bible may be one of the sources. The paper will be due on Week 15, which is May 3.


Your student may choose a topic from the list of questions below or create their own question about God or religion.

1. In what ways has God revealed Himself to man?

2. If God is real, why can’t people see him or touch him?

3. Why does God let good people suffer?

4. Do all religions lead to Heaven? Support your answer with proofs.

5. If God is holy, why did He allow sin into the world?

6. How did one man, Jesus Christ, have the authority to forgive everyone’s sin? Did He?

7. How can God be both merciful and just?


1. Use index cards to organize your research.

2. Sort the cards and use them to create an outline.

3. The paper should be a minimum of five paragraphs to include an Introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph.

4. Write and edit your paper. Be prepared to present it in class, if you would like to do so.

Follow a schedule to stay on task.

THIS WEEK: At home Week 12: Choose a topic and choose your sources.

At Home Week 13: Complete your research on index cards

At Home Week 14: sort the index cards into an outline.

At Home Week 15: Write and edit your paper. Practice presentation.

MAY 3, Week 15: You may present your paper in class if you choose to do so.

Parents, as always, these are guidelines and YOU are the TEACHER at home. The focus and purpose of this paper is to write an apologetics essay in a 5-paragraph format: introduction, 3-body paragraphs, each to include a proof with three sub-proofs, and a conclusion, which will include a summary statement. A works cited should be included with the paper.

An optional Composition Checklist worth 100 points may help you in grading your student’s paper. Please ask your student about the handout they received in class. If they do not have it, let me know and I will send you the attachment.


The Blue Book Assessment will be given on May 3. Please watch for the list of questions in an upcoming e-mail. You may choose to share the questions with your student or not. It is your choice. I will not be grading the assessments, but I am happy to give feedback. You, as the teacher, may choose whether or not to grade your student's work. The purpose of the assessment is to show the student and the parent what the student has learned and what they need to work toward.

We will also be having our auction of new or slightly used items. Each student may bring to the auction 3-4 items from home that they no longer want.

We will also be playing Jeopardy with our catechism cards!

Students may also want to bring a special snack for our end-of-the year party!

End-of-the-Year Program, Friday evening, April 29

Our Carson City community End-of-the-Year Program will be held at Good Shepherd Wesleyan on Friday evening April 29. The Foundations and Essentials students will be presenting portions of what they have worked on throughout the year.

Our Challenge A students have been asked to share some of their work, also. We may choose a few students to read a paper that they wrote in LTW, and a few to share a paper from our study of plant and animal life. There may also be a table to display other samples of student work from this year. Be thinking about what you would like to share at the closing program.

This is a wonderful opportunity to invite family, friends, to come observe. You may also want to invite others who might be interested in Classical Conversations for this next year.