Classical Conversations Week 10

To Know GOD and Make HIM Known

Foundations to Challenge

This week in Foundations, students learned about the parts of flowers and the types of leaves. They will revisit these ideas in Challenge A by sketching them in their nature journals, researching, and writing about them. In Challenge II, they will spend time classifying plants by their leaves. This becomes a dialectic skill as students realize that, like professional scientists, they must analyze each individual living organism and decide how to classify it. They become rhetorical by sharing their classifications with fellow students and justifying their decisions.
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Thank you to Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Lundgren for scoring free flowers for our science experiment!

Scripture

"Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."

Genesis 1:11-12 (NKJV)

Kids Against Hunger

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 10am

2400 South Minnesota Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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"Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately but never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we." - G.K Chesterton

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Lunch Clean Up and Recess

Please remind your children to stay seated until 12:15 at lunchtime. When you are finished, please wipe off your table, pull out chairs and put bags and lunch boxes near the windows before they play or you leave for the day. I am asking for 2-3 volunteers to help vacuum each week. Mrs. Lundgren (Becky) and I will be bringing toys and games for those choosing to stay inside during recess. This pretty much takes care of the lunch and recess duties I had previously assigned. Although, parents will still need to watch and stay with your children at all times during lunch and recess.


Feel free to bring your own games and/or toys from home as well.

Tin Whistle

Check the back of your Foundations Guide for tin whistle practice and exercises, beginning on page 159.

Wet shoes and Winter Gear

Help keep the church clean by keeping wet/muddy shoes and winter gear on the towels or sheets in the entryway.
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Bless the Church reminder

Just want to remind you to bless the church in some way during the week your family is up for family presentation. This can be as simple as stopping into the office and saying "Thank you!", having your children draw a picture or thank you card, or bringing treats. The office staff meets on Tuesday mornings and really enjoys the treats we have been bringing in. There are 9-10 staff members.

Also, please remember that each CC community has a facility fee that is set by their host church. Faith Baptist would like that fee to be a free will donation. If you have not yet donated your facility fee, this is just a reminder to please do that before the end of the school year. Recommendation is $25.00 per student. I can not stress enough how absolutely incredible this church has been for us. They are very relaxed and accommodating to all of our needs. The facility is also large enough that we will be able to expand with Challenge classes over the next several years. We are also looking at the need for 2 or more campuses in and around Sioux Falls next year. When those campuses open, they will be searching for a host church. An excellent recommendation from Faith Baptist would be very helpful in the search. Please let them know how appreciative we are!

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Christmas Party Donation Goal

We are $335 away from our goal of $500 by week 12! If everyone just brings a couple of bucks for the next 2 weeks' offering, we will reach our goal and earn an awesome Christmas party!
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Presentation Schedule

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.

Snow Day make-up day will be December 21st

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Essentials Week 10

EEL Homework:
  • EEL Guide "At Home" section, p. 166
  • Copy Charts, focus on: Chart L - Adjectives, Review Chart C - Linking Verbs, Chart D - Principle parts of verbs, Chart K - Verb Anatomy: To Be
  • Week 10 Sentences 1-3 Analytical tasks 1-4
  • Weekly Editing Exercises P.167
Capitalization and Punctuation Rule 9 (pg. 457) Spelling Rule 9 (pg. 463)

Homophones 9 (p. 485)

  • Optional Spelling List 9 pg. 471


Extra EEL sentences; Compound, S-VI-PA

The boy looks dirty, so his mom feels embarrassed.

The boy is hungry, so he is "hangry".

The food smells delicious, so the kids are excited.


Be sure to ask and answer all the correct questions to determine the job of each word in the sentence. Go slowly over the questions and answers for predicate adjectives so students learn not to assume the word following the verb is a DO. DO are so common that most students never learn that there are other patterns. Questions are the same as last week, but the answers will be different.

1st, ask "is the word after the verb a DO? A PN? or a PA?

If you see a linking verb, automatically ask yourself to identify a PA or a PN

PN: Does it rename the subject?

PA: Does it describe the Subject?

PA always is an adjective, follows a linking verb and describes the subject of the sentence.


IEW Homework: Unit 5: Writing from Pictures

Homework: "A Wild Ride in the Aqueduct" (AHBW, p. 171)


TECHNIQUES:

Past Perfect Verb Tense

  • AHBW p. 169
Question Openers


  • TWSS Syllabus p. 184
  • SRN p. 43

HELPS:

TWSS Syllabus, Unit 5

Recorded Webinar- Unit 5


Review vocab for Lesson 19. This is our last set of vocab words. Remind students to review, because we will be having games during the IEW week 12. There will be Vocab Bingo. Look on page 170 for questions to help you with this week's lesson. The questions will help get information out onto the paper. Also look in TWSS Unit IV for more information if you haven't watched the videos.


Brainstorm activity on page 172