Walking and Talking

What's happening Week #17 at CC T&C?


“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
1 Peter 4:10–11 (KJV)

“Education is not merely an intellectual affair, no matter how intellect-centered it must be, because human beings are not merely minds. As creatures made in God’s image, we are composite beings—unions of soul and body. A full curriculum must cultivate the good of the whole person, soul and body.”
—Kevin Clark & Ravi Scott Jain, The Liberal Arts Tradition

Foundations to Challenge Connection

This week, your students will study the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo. They will revisit him again in Cycle 2 Foundations memory work. Then, in Challenge II, students will look at the Renaissance in depth during their Western Cultural History seminar. They will study specific works of Michelangelo and learn about his influence on artists who came after him. Learning about the art and music of the Western world is an important part of a classical education. If we want students to truly know and love truth, goodness, and beauty, we must present them with objects of beauty. Michelangelo’s art sets a standard of beauty and illuminates stories from Scripture.


Our Presenting Family is Lisa, Noah, Gabriella, and Nicholas Ryan.

As we study 6 great artists this quarter, remember to wear "paint friendly" clothing. This week we will be using watercolor paints and washable brown tempera paint in class.

Please pack up lunches in the gym by 12:50 so the clean-up crew has time to sweep the floor before Essentials class begins at 1:00.

Registration time is here! Only the registration payment is needed at this time and checks may be payable to me. Outside registrations will be accepted now as well.


Harvest Bible Chapel is collecting boxes for kids in St. Louis and in Haiti. If you would like me to deliver your box for you, please bring it to CC by Feb. 2. They are due to Harvest Bible Chapel by Feb. 5.

Classical Conversations is growing! If you know someone who is interested in our program and would like to know more, feel free to direct them to me or our website. Information Meetings are now scheduled in the St. Louis area.

Calling all musicians! Our fine arts segment for the 4th quarter involves a study of the Orchestra and 3 composers. I would love for our musicians to be able to share their craft during the Opening, and possibly the first part of the morning, with our entire group. If you or your children play an instrument and would like to demonstrate how it is played, please let me know.

I would love for our moms to gather informally on a regular basis. Would anyone be willing to plan a date for coffee or dinner together?

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 16-18 is Math.

Ideas include:

Demonstrate a recipe in class using measurements.

Build/make a project in class using math concepts.

Our Science experiments involve Earth Science: erosion and natural bridges

The Fine Arts lesson is Great Artists - Our artist this week is Michelangelo.