CC Week 14

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Hello families!

Thanks for a great first week of the semester! This week in our art time, we'll be working with the idea of relief sculpture, and learning about the artist Ghiberti. Check out the video below to see some of his amazing work.


IMPORTANT: If you have children in childcare, and have not yet paid for the second semester, please have your payment ready for Tina VanHecke on Wednesday. She is using her childcare income to cover her fees for her son's semester 2 Challenge tuition that is due next week. Thanks so much!

This Week:

Family Presentation: Cowden

Clean Up: Lancaster & Montgomery Families

Ghiberti, "Gates of Paradise," East Doors of the Florence Baptistery, 1425-52

Foundations to Challenge

In her book The Core, Leigh Bortins gives a plan for restoring geographic literacy.


“Studying geography is actually one subject that is easy to make fun and informative from an early age while working on the basics. It is easy to teach well, as it can engage the minds of all ages and learning styles, yet geography is another neglected subject in American education. Having a basic map in our heads helps us to form accurate images of international conflicts or relive adventures with historical heroes or sympathize with plights of man beset by natural disasters….


“The first step to restoring geography education is to teach students to memorize maps. That may sound boring unless you realize how relaxing drawing and coloring can be…. Students can practice drawing maps while listening to classical music or talking to a family member who is drawing and memorizing a map with them.


“Knowing about the world helps students to engage with literature, history, current events, and missions.”