Classical Conversations

of Hermitage, TN

Action Items

  • This week: Bring Tin Whistles and Nature Journals
  • This week: Bring 5 Kingdoms of Living Things Pictures (see more below)
  • This week: Bring $2/Ornament Maker for the Christmas Party (put in Jennifer Jeffries' folder)
  • This week: Bring a boat. Kidding. But it is supposed to rain Wednesday. A lot. Especially in the morning. Skip the boat, but bring an umbrella and consider allowing extra travel time tomorrow.
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Science: 5 Kingdoms of Living Things

This week in our Science Lab we'll be putting together the grammar we've learned from Weeks 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 and using it to classify pictures of Living Things. This is a fun exercise for little ones and an introductory dialectic exercise, as well, since it allows us to start seeing how those grammar items get used to break things down into categories.

Please send your kiddos tomorrow with their pictures to classify. If you aren't going to be in class with your child, and you think they may forget how to classify their pictures, I'd suggest writing on the back of them. :-) Some of the categories are tougher than other. For example: Plantae: Is it a Monocot/Dicot/Conifer? (If you don't know, don't worry. We'll make our best guess). Or Fungi/Protista/Monera (you may remember because you printed it off, but your child may not).

Christmas Party!

Remember, the Christmas Party will be December 2 at 9:30. Cost is $2/child who plans to participate in making ornaments. There's still a chance to sign up for food or to help, if you haven't yet. Those sign-ups will be at CC on Wednesday.

Remember that one of our stations will be a service project for Meals on Wheels and the homeless. Here's a list of what we'll need for our homeless care bags. Feel free to bring whatever you'd like to contribute from the list.

  • Fruit /applesauce/pudding cups (with or without a plastic spoon)
  • Chewy granola bars (Cereal bars tend to get crushed into mush)
  • Assorted crackers or cookies
  • Fruit snacks
  • Beef Jerky (this is a favorite even though it’s hard to chew)
  • Small bags of nuts or trail mix
  • Hard candy like peppermints or butterscotch
  • Bottled water
  • Small package of baby wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Hand warmers
  • Warm Socks
  • Beanies


Please remember to post photos in the "Gallery" on Rallyhood, so we'll have a great selection for our yearbook and end of the year slideshow. You can do this via the web or the Rallyhood app.
Community Calendar

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

Weekly Connections

Memorization breeds curiosity. These past weeks, your children memorized broad outlines of the history of the multiple ancient societies. This will continue in the weeks to come. Learning a bit about the cultures that came before us awakens a curiosity about God’s great big world. In Challenge, they will continue weaving these tidbits into a larger understanding of the tapestry of world history, which will awaken new questions in them. They will continue to encounter these stories through Challenge literature and through world history texts like Francis Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live? and Daniel Boorstin’s The Discoverers.

Timeline Video

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Digging Deeper (if you like!)

What if everyone had a classical education?: Rebekah Hagstrom at TEDxMahtomedi


“But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the first fruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15 (ESV)