Director's Details-Week 7

Classical Conversations of Burien

No CC on Thursday, October 20! See you on the 27th.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? Psalm 8:3-4 (KJV)

Pat yourself on the back! You have successfully completed the first quarter of CC Cycle 2. You deserve a break! AND, you get one. We'll take a break from our community this week and give you time to catch your breath. Use this week to take a complete break from school or at least do a bit of a reduced schedule. Review memory work from these first 6 weeks. Evaluate your year and see if there are areas that you need to tweak. Remember, making changes that will bless your family is worthwhile!

Family Presentation: Cassarino Family

Tin Whistle!!

When we return to CC on week 7, Thursday, October 27, we will begin a new quarter of Fine Arts - TIN WHISTLE. Please be sure to put your child's tin whistle in their bag so they can participate in learning music theory with the tin whistle. Please be sure that the tin whistle is in some sort of case. A sock works great. You can also use felt or a piece of construction paper and glue to make a sleeve to house it. If you want something really fancy, a former WA CC director (now living in TX) makes these super cute cases:

Park Days

Hey friends, my name is Annie Easter and I'm Ada, Bella and Roman's momma. I'm in charge of park play.

Since transitioning my kids from public school to home school, there has been a mourning in our home. Kids are missing their enjoyment of recess.

So here is a park play schedule for the next 7 weeks:
Monday's :: Marvista Park ( 19900 4th Ave SW
Normandy Park, WA )
Tuesday's :: Westcrest Park in West Seattle ( )
Wednesday's :: Lake Burien (not my favorite, but they have bathrooms, a track, and a green space
14660 18th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166

Rain or shine. Bring a snack. Bring your bikes. Stay for as long or as little as you like.

Hope you can join us. We will begin "recess" on Monday, Oct 10th.

Opening Assembly

Opening Assembly is an important part of our CC day! This is our chance to gather as a whole community and begin our day with prayer. It is also a chance to share important announcements. I know it is tempting to arrive late or to stand in the hall, but please plan to be in the room as a community. We will be adding extra chairs for parents that would rather sit in a chair. The tutors will also be helping to make sure that the students squeeze in to make room for all. Please join us! 9:05 Timeline and Scripture. 9:15 - official start with prayer and Family Presentation followed by announcements before dismissal.

Foundations to Challenge Connections

On week 7, your students will memorize the five kinds of stars. In the past, astronomy formed an integral part of a classical, Christian education. We can reclaim that by beholding the heavens with our families. The Greeks spent much time looking at the stars and studying their patterns. In the Middle Ages, astronomy became one of the seven liberal arts. Students studied the arts of language (the Trivium) comprised of grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric; they studied the arts of number (the Quadrivium) comprised of music, geometry, arithmetic, and astronomy. Your family can study astronomy by making time to go outside and look at the sky. In addition, you will encounter famous astronomers later in Challenge B. You can learn about the connections between Christian faith and astronomy by reading Nancy Pearcey’s book The Soul of Science.

“The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.”

—Johannes Kepler, discoverer of the elliptical orbits of the planets Quoted in Soul of Science (126)

"For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain." - Dorothy Sayers, "The Lost Tools of Learning"

Classical Conversations of Burien

Lynette Chang, Foundations/Essentials Director

Amber Ronningen, Challenge A Director