Broken Arrow, OK Trinity Lutheran Campus
For Week 15
Our great artist study for week 15 will Be Angelico. Your students will be painting this week so make sure to bring a smock or old shirt.
I found some statistics through CC that I would like to share with you. CC is preparing our children well.
Classical Education Core: Geography “In the 2006 National Geographic-Roper Survey of Geographic Literacy, it was found that ‘most young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 demonstrated a limited understanding of the world and they place insufficient importance on the basic geographic skills that might enhance their knowledge…’
• Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map—though U.S. troops have been there since 2003.
• 6 in 10 young Americans don’t speak a foreign language fluently.
• 20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia. (It’s the largest country in Africa.) • 48% of young Americans believe the majority population in India is Muslim. (It’s Hindu—by a landslide.)
• Half of young Americans can’t find New York on a map.
“These results suggest that young people in the United States—the most recent graduates of our educational system—are unprepared for an increasingly global future. Far too many lack even the most basic skills for navigating the international economy or understanding the relationships among people and places that provide critical context for world events.”
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3:16-17
For Week 15:
Family Presentations - The Hibbets Family
Playground Duty - Wilson/Chupp (If the Temps are below 40 please plan an indoor activity.
Suggested Oral Presentations:
Narrate one or two of Aesop's Fables using expression, gestures, or props. (If you do not have a book of Fable's and can't find them at the library, you can find them on this website...http://www.aesopfables.com).
Skill: Eye Contact
Look at each member of the audience in order to make them feel special and to prepare their hearts for the message you have to share. Remember: “People don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.”
Memory Review: We will review week #14 and cumulative Math weeks 9-14.
Prayer Requests and Praise Reports
Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 12pm
5750 South Elm Place
Broken Arrow, OK
Please RSVP below if your family will be participating.
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Mom's Night Out Thursday January, 28th
We will meet at from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at my house. Feel free to bring your favorite appetizer or dessert.
Open Houses and Informational Meetings
Our first Open House is Tuesday, January 26 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. We will have an Information Meeting from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. I highly encourage visitors to stay for the Information Meeting so they can understand the "why" behind what they observe that morning. If they just attend the Open House and do not go to an Information Meeting then they may not understand the philosophy of Classical Education and Classical Conversations. So if you invite friends and family to attend an Open House please stay with them for the Informational Meeting. They are more likely to stay if you do! Also let them know they can bring lunch and eat with us that day.
Children are welcome at the Open House! I will have enough art and science supplies ready. If you have friends that are planning to attend the Open House please let me know how many children to prepare for. I don't want to run out of Art Supplies for them.
Additional Meetings in January:
Information Meeting - January 18th 7:00 to 9:00 pm Panera Bread off 145th and Aspen
Information Meeting - Saturday, January 30th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Panera Bread off 145th and Aspen.
Thank you in advance for your RSVP.
On Tuesday we studied Ghiberti. Ghiberti is known for creating the Baptistery doors at Florence. It took him 20 years to finish one set of doors. In class we used clay and aluminum foil to make our own Florentine Relief. Then we spray painted our work gold.
Here is a link giving instructions on how you can do this experiment at home with Wiki sticks and black tempera paint. I encourage you to try it this way if you don't have clay and gold spray paint on hand.
Below is a link about Ghiberti's work. I have not watched all of it yet so I advise you to review it yourself before you show any of it you your children. Thank you Mrs. Hutchins for bringing in your book so we could look at the beauty of Ghiberti's works.
Thank you to Mrs. Robinson for bringing in the core samples. The two science experiments are easy to duplicate at home. You can purchase tiles from a hardware store.
How some content we learned this week will be further explored in Essentials and Challenge.