Classical Conversations

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:

All Classes: Narration: An Aesop's Fable


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.

Community Announcements:

Prayer Requests and Praise Reports

Praises and Thanksgiving!! Gavin is back at school!

Fundraising Luncheon

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 12pm

5750 South Elm Place

Broken Arrow, OK

Our fundraising luncheon is next week. We are going to have baked potatoes and nachos with cheese sauce. The suggested donation will be very close to what we have done the last two times. Remember all of the donations go towards our Pizza Party for our maps. We have reached 350 maps now! Whoo Hoo we are half way there. Encourage your children to try to do at least a map or two a week.


Please RSVP below if your family will be participating.

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Mom's Night Out Thursday January, 28th

I have asked Christa Bartlett, Challenge Director at South Tulsa Campus to come speak to us. Christa is a homeschool mom of nearly 10 years. She is homeschooling her three boys who are in Foundations/Essentials and one in Challenge. I asked her to speak because she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to homeschooling and she knows where we are headed. She has also had her ups and downs. I will let her share her story but know that she has had some significant challenges. Yet, she knows that her and her husband are called to homeschool. I hope this is an encouraging evening for you. Feel free to bring your questions about CC and/or homeschooling in general. This is a time for you to relax and be real about where you are in your homeschool journey.


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

The second semester is upon us and that means it is time for Open Houses and Informational Meetings. What better time to invite your friends to come and see what you have been talking about.

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.


http://danidoodle.blogspot.com/2013/01/paint-like-master-ghiberti.html


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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GidZKfDkzK8


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.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1YjqyD8CB4fOWpjRVVqdjROMjQ/view?usp=sharing

Week 14 Lesson Plans

Our tutors have uploaded their weekly lessons plans to a google doc to assist you at home. One or two things may be different but most of the information should be the same that was presented in class. I hope you find this helpful.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T-9OKDKZTHTj2zR5sfCuy_vTTmzbus8fHjMIyC21uJ4/edit#gid=1572521598

I have included an article from a challenge mom on the importance of taking Essentials and the importance of Latin. I found this very helpful.
Classical Conversations Timeline Motions Week 14