Walking and Talking

What's happening Week #5 at CC Town and Country?

Latin

Latin. Who loves it? This year's Latin memory work is focused on the noun cases and declensions. Unlike the science or history grammar, you may wonder, "How should I be reinforcing this at home?" The CD (and even your tutors) teach pronunciations for the noun endings, but there are disagreements on how some of these are said. "Is that 'ae' as in 'eye' or 'they'?" The CD says "eye," yet Henle Latin (used in Challenge A) says 'ae' as it sounds in "they." In our home we focus on the spellings because this helped Natalie differentiate the noun cases when she learned them 3 years ago, and they make more sense to her now in Challenge. Either approach (pronouncing or spelling) is suitable for Memory Master (preferred in spoken form, not written). Students should know which endings are singular and which ones are plural. Because of the complexities of the language, I would suggest just focusing on memory work at home and learning English grammar thoroughly, like through our Essentials class at the age of 9, 10, and 11, or another solid grammar program at home. The good thing is the first semester Latin grammar is repeated in the second semester. Enjoy!

Announcements:

Our Presenting Family is Hooi-Hong, Kai-Ying, and Kai-Ya Buskirk.

Many of us have enjoyed the fellowship at lunch, but some of our friends aren't able to stay each week and miss out on the fun. Moms nights and park dates (or other family-friendly gatherings) are a wonderful way to build our community. Who would like to plan our next event??

I emailed details regarding the Elephant Rocks next Wednesday. Let me know if you'd like to join us by completing the RSVP at the bottom of this page. (Let's see how the RSVP function works on SMore.)

I will have Emergency Contact forms for you to complete on Tuesday, if you haven't already.

Volunteer Schedule

What will we be learning this week?

Presentation, Science, and Fine Arts

Presentation: Show-n-Tell or Academic
The suggested topic for Weeks 4-6 is Geography.

Here are some ideas (but not limited to these):
Be a travel agent encouraging us to visit the ancient world.
Compare the earth before and after the flood.
Tell us about ancient Egypt and the Nile River.

Our Science Experiment is about eggs.

The Fine Arts lesson is Drawing: Perspective

Elephant Rocks State Park

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 8:30am-3pm

7406 Missouri 21

Belleview, MO

Meet at the commuter lot at Highways 141 and 44 at 8:30. Let me know if you're coming with us and if you'd like to carpool (riding or driving). Bring lunches and snacks, sunscreen/bug spray, a picnic blanket, and anything else for a fun day hiking around the rocks.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.