Classical Conversations

Broken Arrow, OK Trinity Lutheran Campus

Director Notes

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord - Psalm 27:14


Enjoy Spring Break!



For Week 22:


We will work on singing Exodus as a community next week. We will see if we can do it without the sheets. Keep practicing at home this week.


Playground Duty - Market Day will take up our recess time.


Suggested Oral Presentations


ABC/Apprentices: Earth Science

Choose something we've learned about in our Science Memory Work about the Earth and learn a few interesting facts. Bring a picture!


Journeymen/ Masters: Earth Science

Present a short report on something from our recent Earth Science memory work.


Skill: Expression. Review Delivery Skills

Confidence, Eye Contact, Volume, Articulation, Poise, Expression, Gestures, Tempo


Memory Review: Review week #21 and cumulative Math 15-20

Prayer Requests and Praise Reports

Bethel's brother-in-laws mother or mother-in-law was given three weeks to live. Pray for healing and pray for salvation. Bethel is not sure if she has a relationship with the Lord. The brother-in-law's name is David.

Pray for Grant's grandfather Bob's body to respond well to chemotherapy.

Pray for Brandon Tener's uncle. He had surgery last week.

Pray for Jennifer's grandfather (that he would get the proper care he needs)

Pray for the Hibbets family. Pray for grace and comfort for all of them.

Pray for families in our community as they look to God to provide jobs and housing.

Pray for unity among family members and strong healthy marriages.

Pray for God to lead the right people to our campus.

Field Trip

TCC Symphony Signature Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, April 14th, 6:30-8pm

10300 East 81st Street

Tulsa, OK

The Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College at 81st Street and Hwy 169 is holding an open rehearsal on Thursday evening, April 14th. During the first half-hour, the conductor and guest artists will talk to the audience then we can stay and watch the rehearsal for the next hour. The conductor will continue to talk to us and give us more information during that hour. And, it's FREE!

Community Announcements:

Map Pizza Party and Market Day

We will set up tables along the room and kids can sell their items after lunch (during recess time). Mom's you will want to sit with them so you can help them make change. I would suggest starting items at $1.00 so we don't have to keep track of loose change. You will want to bring some single dollar bills so you can give money back if you get larger bills. Feel free to make signs listing your prices.


Also, it would be great if dads, grandparents or aunts/uncles could come that day to help serve pizza and icecream. Let me know if you have anyone that could help. Ashley's mom is coming but it would be great if we could have one or two more volunteers.


If you haven't signed up on the google doc, take a moment to let us know what you plan to bring.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kgxfyHQvKMiJowa4vs56ihdT3ZUK9AkpMaGUSfqT4s0

Mom's Night Out


Tuesday, March 29th at the Painted Lyon in Broken Arrow. Go online to sign up and pay. If you have questions contact Rachel or Melissa. It will be fun!


http://thepaintedlyon.com/

Week 24

The last week of school is Community Spirit Week. If you have CC shirts wear them that day. I would like to do something as a community to bless the church. I was thinking that families could make a donation of paper goods such as toilet paper, paper towels, or trash bags. I am sure cash gifts would also be appreciated. They have been such a blessing to us these last three years I would like for us to bless them in return. We could present them with these things on week 24.

Tutors and Subs (Our campus needs one possibly two more tutors)

I ask each one of you to pray about whether God is calling you to tutor or be a substitute tutor this coming year. Each one of you has amazing talents and gifts that can serve our community. I anticipate that we will add possibly two classes this coming year. So please take some time to prayerfully consider being a tutor or sub.

Closing Ceremonies

Our Closing Ceremonies will be on Monday, April the 18th at 6:15 at the Church. Plan to arrive at 5:45 so we can have everyone ready on time. This is a time for our students to show off what they have learned to their family and friends. Each class will choose a piece of memory work to demonstrate (The tutors will be getting you details soon about what their class will be doing). I would like us to sing the Exodus song together so please have your students practice this at home. The Essentials students will also be showcasing what they have learned. Plan 6:15 to 7:30 for the ceremony and from 7:30 to 8:30 for refreshments. Last year everyone signed up to bring an appetizer or dessert. If you have any other ideas let me know. Invite grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins, and friends!

Year End Party

Our year end party will be Tuesday, April 12th at 10:00 am at Mrs. Robinson's house. This will be a day of fun and play! We are going to rent an inflatable for the kids to jump in and have a potluck lunch. More details to come. If you have any more ideas let myself, Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Maier know.

Year Book Committee

If you want a yearbook made please let me know. We haven't had anyone come forward yet to volunteer to make a simple yearbook online.

Open Houses and Informational Meetings

The second semester is upon us and that means it is time for Open Houses and Informational Meetings. What better time to invite your friends to come and see what you have been talking about.


Our next Open House is Tuesday, April 5th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.


We will have an Information Meeting from 11:00 to 12 pm. I highly encourage visitors to stay for the Information Meeting so they can understand the "why" behind what they observe that morning. If they just attend the Open House and do not go to an Information Meeting then they may not understand the philosophy of Classical Education and Classical Conversations. So if you invite friends and family to attend an Open House please stay with them for the Informational Meeting. They are more likely to stay if you do! Also let them know they can bring lunch and eat with us that day.


Children are welcome at the Open House! I will have enough art and science supplies ready. If you have friends that are planning to attend the Open House please let me know how many children to prepare for. I don't want to run out of Art Supplies for them.


Additional Meetings:


Info Meeting - Saturday, March 19th Panera Bread Broken Arrow 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Tuesday, March 22nd Mardel 71st and Mingo 6:00 to 7:30 pm

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Fine Art Resources for weeks 19-24

Art Resources: Orchestra and Great Composers



Peter and the Wolf. The different characters represent the different instruments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ueGfjBKbiE (This is how my family learned the orchestra three years ago. It's a lot of fun).


www.dsokids.com (dallas symphony orchestra for kids has some great resources)


The Story of the Orchestra (Book)

Classical Music for Dummies

Classical Kids Collection: Volumes 1 and 2 Audio CD’s

Classical Cats: A Children’s Introduction to the Orchestra (www.hdtracks.com -- search for a discount code if you ever use this site to save around 20%)

CC's Classical Acts & Facts Artists and Composers cards (set 1)



How some content we learned this week will be further explored in Essentials and Challenge.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1YjqyD8CB4fLWVzcV9ZdzBXdVk/view?usp=sharing

Week 20 Lesson Plans

Our tutors have uploaded their weekly lessons plans to a google doc to assist you at home. One or two things may be different but most of the information should be the same that was presented in class. I hope you find this helpful.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T-9OKDKZTHTj2zR5sfCuy_vTTmzbus8fHjMIyC21uJ4/edit#gid=1572521598

Online Extras

In Challenge B our students participate in a Mock Trail. For many this is the highlight of their year. Check out the video below.
What is Mock Trial?
Classical Conversations Timeline Motions Week 21