Classical Conversations Week 9
To Know GOD and Make HIM Known
Foundations to Challenge
Start developing a math sense in your home by talking about math and by playing math games with your family. For ideas to get started, check out the math games on the Classical Conversations YouTube channel.
Rules for Board Slam
1. If more than one “1” is rolled the student is allowed an automatic re-roll.
2. Exponents may be any number; you aren’t limited to using only the rolled numbers as your exponents.
3. Only one exponent can be applied to each number, and exponents cannot be applied to a combination of numbers.
Isaiah 40:12 (KJV)
"Galileo said, 'The universe...stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth."
Lunch clean up and Recess
The following families are on lunch clean-up:
The following families are on recess duty:
Tin Whistle practice
Week 11 the suggestion is a Book Report: Tell us about your favorite book. Who is the author? What type of book is it? What is it about?
Week 12 the suggestion is Tradition: Tell us about your favorite holiday tradition.
- Remember these topics are only suggestions. Your child is free to do their presentation on any topic they are interested in.
Kids Against Hunger
Saturday, Dec. 12th, 10am
2400 South Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Essentials Week 9
- EEL Guide "At Home" section, p. 152
- Copy Charts, focus on: Chart C - Linking verbs, Chart D - Principal parts of verbs, Chart K - Verb Anatomy: To Be, Chart E - Point out predicate nominative
- Commit the linking verbs to memory
- Week 9 Sentences 1-3 Analytical tasks 1-4
- Weekly Editing Exercises P.153
Homophones 9 (p. 485)
- Optional Spelling List 9 pg. 471
Here are some sample sentences that we didn’t get to do in class and the Bible Verse references.
1.Dolphins are mammals. ( Add on a conjunction) and frogs are amphibians.
Adjectives can be added like “green frog” “Slimy amphibians” have fun with it. What I do with Henry is I have the basic sentence and then I have him think of adjectives to add.
2. “The girl is my big sister, so she is my good friend.” Feel free to leave out the conjunction or adjectives depending on where your student is.
3. I am a grandma.
“I” is labeled SP because it is a Subject Pronoun. I have not been doing that in class and realize I should have been labeling SP or SN (Subject noun) like they model in the EEL.
John 10:9 “I am the door…..”
Revelations 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega.”
John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd…”
John 9:5 “I am the light of the world.”
John 6:35 “I am the bread of life.”
John 4:24 “God is spirit.”
1 John 4:16 “God is love.”
Numbers 15:41 “I am Jehovah your God …”
Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world.”
Mt. 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth.”
Jn. 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my father is the gardner.” I spelt gardEner wrong on purpose to see if they could catch my spelling error because I also spelt it wrong.
Matthew 22:32 “I am the God of Abraham.”
John the Baptist was a friend of Jesus.
IEW Homework: Unit 4 Summarizing a Reference
Level A Homework: "Athens" (AHBW p. 142) One paragraph paper.
Level B Homework: "Athens" (AHBW, p. 142) one paragraph paper. Add an additional paragraph using "Sparta" (AHBW, p 148)
Other source options:
Olympia, p. 145; Artchimedes, p. 156
- TWSS Syllabus p. 173-174 & 177-179
- AHBW p. 139-140
- SRN P. 28-34
TWSS Syllabus, Unit 4
Recorded Webinar - Unit 4
I didn’t get to go into detail about the www. asia. b clause because we got a bit short on time. Please share these examples with your students and practice making your own. You can also practice in the brainstorm activities. Lesson 17 teaches this new technique. Quality adjectives are taught in Lesson 15.
Some things to know about this dress-up are, you will know if your clause is grammatically correct when you remove the clause and have 2 independent sentences.
Ex 1: I was hungry since I didn’t eat breakfast.
Since I didn’t eat breakfast, I was hungry.
I was hungry. I didn’t eat breakfast.
Ex 2: I got free samples with the kids while I was at Costco.
Does it work? Yes. I can make two different sentences. I got free samples. I was at Costco. It also can work by switching it around.
While I was at Costco, I got free samples with the kids.
Source Text is ‘Athens’ in Lesson 15
We are skipping Lessons 16-18 and starting Unit 5 in the TWSS ‘Writing from Pictures’ We will have 2 lessons on Unit 5 and after Christmas break we will start with Unit 6 ‘Research Reports’, which will be 3 lessons long.
I noticed in some of the writings that some are using only one dress-up of each for their whole paper. If the paper has 3 paragraphs, you need to have one of each dress-ups in each paragraph. Only 1 decoration of each is required in the entire paper. If you are modifying it for your child that is fine.
Unit 5Week 10 - Lesson 20 In the Collosseum with Lions
Past Perfect Verb Tense (19)
Question Opener (SRN)
Week 11 - Lesson 21 The Collosseum
Openers 2 & 3
Showing Emotions (as suggested in lesson 20)
Week 13 - Lesson 21 Gladiators
Week 14 - Lesson 22 & 23 How Rome Began and Roman Government
Week 15 - Lesson 24 Engineering Feats or Ancient Rome
Opener 6 Bibliographies