Community News: Week 1

First Day of School- US

What a beautiful first day of CC we’ve had! Thank you to everyone for pitching in and helping make our day run so smoothly. 🙂 We missed Hargraves this week, and look forward to them joining us next week.

Website Post Note: Each week, your child/ren’s tutor will post an update about their class time. Though you’ll receive notifications any time a post is made, look for the posts titled by their tutor’s class. For example, Mrs. Aspiras will label her updates “Mrs. Aspiras’ class- Week 1”. We will also label any posts “For Tutors Only” and “Community News” as such. I hope this helps make sense of the email notifications and make it easier to recognize which ones pertain to you and your child/ren.


Here are a few resources I thought you’d find helpful for your week at home…

Timeline

Here is the link featuring videos of the hand motions as you may have practiced in class today and can continue learning at home:

https://www.classicalconversations.com/foundations-learning-center/timeline-videos

Also, here is the name of the file listed on CC Connected with descriptions of the hand motions:

CC Timeline Signs and Motions by FDModerator1

John 1 Scripture Memory- Please see the post from last week with the links for the song in English and Latin. We are memorizing verses 1 & 2 this week. Note: This is not mandatory for Memory Master.

 

Fine Arts- (I wanted to share this message from the CC Foundations team…)

“Do you ever wonder what is the purpose of drawing in Foundations? Well, it’s because we are helping students and families understand that drawing is a right side of the brain activity. All of us for the most part use our left side of our brains for the majority of the day. As I observed a class in my community this week, I noticed that the students had a difficult time transitioning to left/right brain activities. The tutor was giving directions for abstract art and some of the students wanted more exact directions. They seemed a bit frustrated with the directions being too loose. In the end, they produced some pretty good abstract art, but it took a lot of effort to refocus them to explore options. I am learning that introducing more right brain activity is a necessary task. It opens up the doors for fearless exploration when thinking of solutions or ideas.”

There is no set Fine Arts required for you to do at home. However, consider your child’s map tracing/blobbing a form of practicing “OiLS”!

The key to retaining information is repetition, over a duration of time, with emotional intensity (aka “Have fun with it often!”).

Speaking of keeping it fun and for a great read, here is an article written on the CC Webpage by Brandy Ferrell from Half a Hundred Acre Wood Blog:

https://www.classicalconversations.com/article/celebrating-childhood


For Week 2:

Family Presentations- Aspiras family

Supervised Parent Rotation- Hartshorn/Hedlund


 

Have a great week! I look forward to seeing all of you next week!

-Renee