Classical Conversations of Tucson

Challenge B - Rita Ranch

Seminar Updates

Latin - Today we tackled 3rd Declension Adjectives! There are a lot of grammar rules to memorize in the next couple of week, so keep up the memory work.

Logic - I introduced the next several lessons and we worked some problems together.

Exposition and Composition - The girls each shared their Little Britches essay each listening for parallelism in the other papers. We also began our discussion on Where the Red Fern Grows.

Current Events - I introduced the topic of GMOs and potential issue surrounding this topic. We used our Lost Tools of Writing tool: Circumstance to guide our discussion. The girls broke off into AFF and NEG groups and prepared for their oral presentations.

Science - The girls continued working on their Linnaeus projects and presented their Faraday papers. The next time we meet, the girls will present their final Linnaeus projects, demonstrate electromagnetism, and Morse Code!


“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. - Exodus 24:31

We've met for six weeks without a break. Let us rest during this fall break and reflect upon the ultimate rest that we have been promised.

“Rest, then, is not the absence of work or toil. It is the absence of anxiety or frenzy.”
Sarah Mackenzie, Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace

Samuel Morse links

Here are some links that you and your student may find helpful during your Morse research.

Six things you may not know about Samuel Morse:

Jeremiah Denton, a POW during Vietnam War, blinked a Morse Code message during a television interview:

The story of the transatlantic cable:

Morse Code translator:

Learn Morse Code:

Helpful Info:


Fall Break Sleepover is Thursday, October 1st at the Murray home. Bring sleeping bags and pillows.

Students will need to officially begin preparing their science fair project on week 10.