Classical Conversations

of Hermitage, TN

Action Items

  • NEXT WEEK (9/30): Mis-match/Tacky Dress-up Day!!
  • NEXT WEEK (10/1): Mom's Night Out!!
  • Pumpkin Patch field trip to Bottomview Farm in Portland, TN on Thursday, October 15th at 10:00. Teachers with ID get in free. Kids 3 and over $7/each.
Community Calendar

You can access the Calendar here to see what's coming up or to RSVP to upcoming events.

Weekly Connections

Presentations: As your students deliver presentations, they will practice basic rhetoric by thinking about eye contact, voice volume, gestures, and memory. In Challenge I–IV, students advance in rhetoric through Team Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, impromptu speeches, memorized speeches, and poetry readings. In Challenge III–IV, students lead most of the seminars, demonstrating math problems on the board, leading their team through a lab, and guiding their peers through discussions of literature, philosophy, and history.

Latin: It's normal to start wondering why we're learning all these Latin noun endings (and in Cycle 2, Latin Verb endings)! Here's some advice from an experienced CC mom (and member of CC's Academic Advisor team . . . these are the guys that monitor and respond to questions on all the CC Forums).

"Memorize every piece of the Foundations Memory Work for Latin. The noun declensions and the verb conjugations are beyond valuable! I hear my Challenge A student humming away noun declensions during Latin exercises! Again, they are more valuable than most moms think! Encourage your student to master these endings so that if you ask for Second Declension, Plural, Genitive they can spell that ending! Singing the chant is great, but mastery of each ending to the correct case and number will provide confidence going in to Challenge A, and will make homework so much easier! Knowing the Latin noun and verb endings for Latin could be compared to knowing your multiplication tables for Math. The better you know them the faster your Latin work goes, the better you understand what you are doing , the more successful you are!"

Here are a couple of great articles on Latin to encourage you in your Classical journey:

Timeline Video

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Cycle 1 Documents from CC

I've added two new documents to the Rallyhood files. One is an explanation of the history sentence chronology of Cycle 1, for those of you who are curious. The other is a list of notes CC released about the geography documentation for this cycle. Your tutors will let you know in class if there are any changes you need to know geography-wise (most things are very minor), but if you run into anything you have questions about, this should be your first stop. These are the known issues, and reflect things that will change in upcoming editions of the guide, maps, app, etc.
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Young Ladies Sewing Club

Tracey, one of the sewing instructors at the Joann's in Providence, has started a monthly Young Ladies Sewing Club. At each meeting, they are sewing a piece of doll clothing for an 18" doll (perfect for an American Girl Doll). Each meeting costs $5 (to cover photo copying of patterns and a little of Tracy's time) and requires an RSVP so she knows how many to plan for. Participants only need to know how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin, and sew a straight stitch. Tracey will teach the rest! Once you've RSVP'd that you'd like to attend, she'll send out a supply list. Typically, it's 1/2 a yard of fabric and a coordinating thread. Occasionally, notions (like buttons) are required. You may bring your own machine or use one of Joann's (just let Tracey know if you'll need to use one). The club meets on the 1st Saturday of each month, but the time alternates:

  • October 3: 4pm-7pm
  • November 7: 1pm-4pm

You are not required to stay with your child.

If you're interested in being included on Tracey's email list for information about upcoming meetings, send her an email at with the subject line "Young Ladies Club."

Weekly Encouragement

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“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”

I Pet. 3:15 (KJV)