Classical Conversations

Week 5 Recap

Week 5 Recap

I can't believe that next week is week 6 already! The time is flying by. I want to continue to encourage you to be reviewing back to week 1. Review will help cement the pegs in your child's memory, so when they do reach Cycle 1 again, the information will be retrieved much quicker.

Don't stress if they are not memorizing everything they will get the information again when they repeat the cycle. The point is to start to train the brain and have fun doing it.

Tip of the week: We all have things happen in life and let's face it, it effects our homeschool routines. Maybe it's a move, a new baby, a sickness in the family, a loss of a job, etc. Give yourself permission to not due school during that time or do a very light schedule. Here is a quote from Susan Wise Bauer of the Well Trained Mind in regards to easing back into a schedule.

"When everything seems to be falling apart, stop doing EVERYTHING except for math

and language arts for one week. Do a really good job with math and language arts.

Then, add back in one subject per child every three days.

If you hit the point where you’re overwhelmed by adding in the next subject,

you may be spreading yourself too thin. Ask yourself whether everything

you’re doing is necessary. Remember that the younger your children are, the more

important it is to do fewer subjects very thoroughly." Susan Wise Bauer

For Week 5:

Family Presentations - Kueck Family

Playground Duty - Taylor/Murr

Suggested Oral Presentation:

ABC/Apprentices: Show and Tell about a favorite piece of Art. Choose a painting or picture from an Art book or print a picture online. Tell what you like about it, how it makes you feel, what is going on in the picture and point out the 5 elements of shape if you can!

Apprentice/Journeymen and Masters: Art Presentation: Prepare an art project that uses the 5 Basic shapes of Drawing. Be prepared to point out the shapes, explaining our piece and share about the medium it was completed in (paint, drawing, photography, etc).

Skill: Poise Be calm, cool, and collected, even if something goes wrong. Stand tall and firm.

Memory Review: Week 5 and Cumulative Geography (back to week 1)

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, October 2nd Shepherd's Cross Pumpkin Patch in Claremore. Meet at the church at 1:00 pm. The drive is about 40 minutes. Please let Lisa Beth know if you will be attending. The package prices are $6 to $8 per person. Here is a link for more information.

Tuesday, October 6th No Classes

Wednesday, October 7th Oklahoma's Largest Classroom. We will meet at 10:15 at the fair grounds.

Scripture Memory Exodus 20: 1-17

Link to purchase the Exodus song we are learning in Morning Assembly.

Community Announcements:

Enrichment Activity Weeks 7-12 Still have time to Sign up!

The Enrichment Activity for Weeks 7-12 is Spanish Lessons by Rachel Hirsch.

Rachel speaks Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish. The lessons are $10 per week per child for a total of $60 per child. If you would like your child to participate please click the link below to sign up. Payment will be due on Week 7.

Fall Book Club First Meeting Saturday October 3rd at 9:00 am

We will be reading and discussing The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman. At the back of the book is a discussion guide we will be using when we meet. The book can be purchased at Amazon. I am sure Mardels has the book also. We will meet the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30.

We will meet at my house on October 3rd. I will have coffee, feel free to bring a snack if you would like.

Sign up through the email I sent via Sign Up Genuis!

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Ways to Serve:

We have a number of ways for you to serve in our community.

If we would like school pictures this year then we need a volunteer to take them or find someone outside of our community that would take them. There are also openings for the year book, Christmas Party Committee and Year End Party.

Here is the link to sign up.

Week 5 and Beyond

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

Week 5 Lessons 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.

For Home:

Here is a video that recaps our science experiments this week. I encourage you to try it at home. My kids had lots of fun with this project.

If you would like to study more about perspective at home this week, Half Hundred Acre in the Woods has a tutorial you might find helpful. Scroll down to week 5.

Online Extras

How to navigate CC Connected:

If this is your first year of CC, I caution you about using CC Connected. There is a lot of information and it can be overwhelming. You do not need any of this to be successful at CC. However, if you are looking for additional things to help at home, then here is a blog post to help you navigate CC Connected.

Encouraging Article on "Getting it all Done"

Video of the week

Classical Conversations Timeline Motions Week 5