Classical Conversations Week 18
February 23, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEEK 18
Family Presentation: Poulin Family
Student Topic Suggestion: Memorize a poem/speech/scripture
Student Skill: Interesting Details - focused on a presentation delivered from memory
Playtime Supervisors: Niemeyer & Rowan Families
Lunch Clean-Up Crew: Isabelle Alderman & Ruth Poulin
Afternoon Clean-up Crew: Schmoll Family.
Week 18 - Great Artists Project - El Greco
Challenge Programs for 2016-2017
Registration Closing and Visiting Families
With the addition of the Wednesday Challenge A group to our Tuesday group next year, we have reached the end of our space availability in classes for Foundations. At this time, I will be closing registration on Tuesdays for any family that has not already registered and does not have an older sibling that is part of Challenge. I will place all interested parties on a waiting list. This does not mean that you can't still enroll in CC on Tuesdays, there is still a possibility that there could be space available, but I won't know that for another week or two as all of the Wednesday families finish their transfers over and I lay out the classes accordingly. If you had planned to enroll in CC for next year with our group, please do let me know so I can take that into account as I proceed with planning classes, and put you at the top of our waiting list. And there is still space in several of the other Rochester CC groups for Foundations and Essentials; I can put you in touch with one of those directors, if that would be of benefit to you.
We might possibly have visiting families with us these next few weeks. Would you each help make those new visitors feel welcome and at home in our group? Answer any questions they might have, engage them in conversation, help them feel as if their time with us was enjoyable. And if you have friends who are interested in CC, even though we are only able to accept registrations on a waiting list right now, we are still more than open to having them visit and observe CC in action
Window into Challenge - February 20th
Classical Christian Education
Foundations to Challenge
Foundations to Challenge Week 17:
Foundations students learn the formula for the area of a square in Week 17. Challenge B students spend ten weeks researching scientists and mathematicians and their contributions to modern science and humanity. Archimedes, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein are just some of the brilliant mathematicians researched.
Advanced levels of mathematics require that the student progress to the dialectic and rhetoric stages of thinking about math. Memorizing basic facts and formulas at the grammar stage frees the student to focus on the complex reasoning required at the dialectic and rhetoric stages for solving intricate equations and composing elegant proofs.
Foundations to Challenge Week 18:
Geography: Gulf of Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Olmec Civilization, Maya Civilization, Aztec Civilization In Week 18, Foundations students examine the geography of the early Americas, not only geographic features and locations but also the areas that were settled by some of its first inhabitants.
These early civilizations are studied in more depth in Challenge IV as students study man’s universal awe of mountains, both natural and man-made imitations.