Half Semester Update!

Hello All! What a great semester it has been with The Dream Team. Just a few updates:

Week 7 will begin our use of the tin whistle! So, don’t forget to pack them each week for class. Please label your child’s whistle with a sharpie to avoid mix ups.

Tip: I always suggest my kids practice at home in the bathroom mirror so they can observe finger placement in reflection. 😉

We are working to master the new math songs, and I’m SUPER impressed with Geography knowledge these kids display during our review games each week.

It’s a joy to serve your sweet kids, and I look forward to a great second half of this semester! Let me know if you need anything.

~Kendra

Week 1

Hello All!

Week 1 was a blast! Your children are an absolute dream, and I hope they enjoyed our time together as much as I did!

Just a heads up for the year: I will be using official CC songs for: timeline, Latin, history, and math. Math songs did alter a good bit, and we will be working hard at learning these!

Our English preposition song is on our home page, and we are implementing most English songs campus wide this year to aid in transition to Essentials.

Occasionally, I will have an additional song, and I am happy to share if you are interested. Just send me a text and I will pass along. As a general rule, I will not send texts unless it is requested or urgent. However, I am always open to receiving texts from you with questions or concerns.

During week 1, I did use a Latin song I heard at practicum. (Let me know if you would like it.) We chanted science starting with hands up high and getting lower and lower while shrinking to the floor. We used the campus song for preposition definition.

We also had fun science journaling! If you ever need copies of science for a portfolio just let me know. Otherwise, anticipate all documentation to come home at the end of semester!

Looking forward to a great 2018-19!

Parent Letter

Welcome to 2018!

Dear Parents,

Hello! My name is Kendra Throckmorton, and I am honored to serve as your child’s tutor this year in Classical Conversations. My husband’s name is Dan, and we have two children: Nash (11) and Layla (8). We commute from Hartwell, Georgia, and we are thankful to join this sweet community each Thursday! This campus has truly blessed our family, and we are grateful for the opportunity to attend and serve.

After years of teaching in the public education system, the Classical model’s pursuit of Christ’s beauty, wisdom, and truth is refreshing! During this year, I will work to equip you to review memory work at home, and I will rely on your support. As a parent, YOU are the most important, lifelong teacher for your child, so please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to getting to know your family this year! Also, be sure to check out the campus website at ​www.andersontwocc.com​ !

Here is some additional information:

Class Schedule:

9:30- New Memory Work

10:00- Snack and Presentations

10:30- Fine Arts

11:00- Science

11:30- Review

* Flexible scheduling for special activities or materials sharing

Room Parents:​ There will be two each week! Ways you can help:

Snack Time​: ​Each child should bring a labeled water bottle for snack each week​. Room parents will pass out snacks, water bottles, and help with clean up.

Memory Work, Science, Fine Arts, and Geography:​ Participate in song and chants! Help pass out materials, assist, and help with clean up.

End of Class​: Help put away materials in closet, take out trash, wipe tables, vacuum, and replace furniture to original location. Students may assist in clean up, but they may not enter the storage closet.

Discipline​: Please encourage children to stay on task, and model respect by showing the love of Jesus!

Prayer​: Join me in prayer for these precious students along with our CC community.

Presentations:

Please practice weekly! The end goal is 2-3 minutes. Encourage an introduction (Hello, my name is…. Hello, today I will tell you about….) and a closing statement (Any questions?). Make it fun and even practice in the car!

We will work on the skills of: standing in front of class, using eye contact, projection, posture, articulation, and organization.​ P​resentation topics are free choice!​ But here are a few ideas:

• My family (siblings, pets, etc.) ​I am sending home an optional flyer you could use!

• The highlight of my summer (or any break/ trip/ etc.)

• Three of my favorite things

• What I want to be when I grow up ​

I am super exctied to learn with you this year!

Kendra Throckmorton

kendrathrockmorton@yahoo.com

706.202.2813