Classical Conversations of Kenmore

Week 17 Wrap Up!

Happy Almost-End of Quarter!

We have reached the 5th week after Christmas break! Great work Mamas and Daddies! We have our break NEXT WEEK instead of after week 18, because of how Easter falls on the calendar this year. We will NOT have school on Good Friday, so that's one more break at the end of March.


It was great to have our new families today! Michelle Young was finally able to join us today, although their house-repair saga continues!! Let's pray that the workmen find everything that needs fixed, and get it done soon! Also, it was wonderful to see Caleb White up and about!


I'll put the registration info up here to make sure everyone can find it. HERE is a link to the online registration form - password cc2016returnken (all lowercase). This form is for returning families ONLY, please do not share this password with anyone else - I have a different form for new families. It would be AWESOME if everyone who was sure about the fall wanted to register this week. You can still hand me your check over the next couple of weeks. I just really want to start to see how our classes are shaping up for next year, especially with Shoreline joining us, and at least 6 new families who are begging me to register!!

For Week 18:

(just remember that this is 2 weeks away!)

Family Presentation: Wallis


Red:

Orange:

Yellow: Kitchen/Bath

Green: Fellowship Hall Cleanup

Blue: Playground (12:25-1pm)

Purple: Nursery


Suggested Kid's Presentation Topic: Favorite Artist

(Remember, the topics I list are just idea starters. Kids can always bring or talk about anything they like. The point is to get them comfortable with speaking in front of others - the topic is not important!)

Classical Chat #2

These little doses of encouragement may be just what you need this week - they're super short, give them a look!
Classical Chats #2: How Do I Assess to Bless?

Community Announcements:

  • Next week is a break! Please do something fun that you don't always find time for during a regular school week! Get together with the kids in your child's class!
  • I'm looking for tutors and subs for next year! I will need at least 2 tutors and 1 sub for the fall. Please let me know if you're considering it!
  • Community enrollment is in full swing! Thank you to those who have enrolled already, and some have even paid me! WooHoo! Please enroll before March!
  • HERE is a link to the online registration form - password cc2016returnken (all lowercase). This form is for returning families ONLY, please do not share this password with anyone else - I have a different form for new families.
  • Public registration opens in March, and I will NOT hold current classroom seats once public registration begins. If you want to try and find a community closer to your home, I encourage you to begin emailing other Directors now to see if they will have space. Tell them I send you with a blessing if you can be closer to home!

Teaching Writing Structure & Style (Essentials)

The TWSS is the writing curriculum that CC uses in the Essentials. Each parent will have the notebook, and I will own the DVDs (they are expensive) and the parents all get together every 6 weeks or so to learn how to teach writing! We get the chance to learn from Andrew Pudewa himself - nothing better than learning from the master! This woman does not use CC, but the TWSS is the same. She shows you how the TWSS is adjusted for different ages (including any younger siblings at home, if you want to do it with them).
IEW Teaching Writing Structure & Style Institute for Excellence in Writing

Upcoming Events:

  • Feb 12: BREAK!!
  • Feb 19: Week 18
  • Feb 26: Week 19

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