Monthly Archives: August 2013

Recap of Essentials Meeting

 

Here is a quick recap of the meeting just in case things got jumbled together when you got home.
*3-year thinking – don’t think you have to grasp everything the 1st year – have a long term outlook
*the front of the EEL guide has suggestions on how to “do” Essentials at home
*there are punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and homophone stuff in the back
*each student will need to have a binder for class containing:
From the Essentials guide, you will want to copy a set of the “Gear” section.  (Or we talked about having the trivium tables – the trifold.)  That is pages 398-431.  (You don’t have to copy pages 401, 411, 423, or 429 if you don’t want to.  The boxes are too small! – the kids can just write those in a spiral)
Kids also need a copy of p. 435-436.
And, IF you didn’t buy the laminated Quid et Quo trifold at the practicum, they also need a copy of 437and 439.
You also might want to make copies of the student IEW book (the writing book).  Some parents like to keep the original for themselves, and make copies for their kids.

The kids will have a 3-ring Essentials binder with their mastery sheets in page protectors and their IEW book.  They need notebook paper as well.

***We didn’t talk about this, but they will need a page protector with a piece of white paper or white card stock in it – and at least 1 dry-erase marker.  We use these in class.

If you are copying the writing book, you will want the vocab cards in the back on card stock.
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Family Presentation Order

1-Hostetler
2-Yoder
3-Hayman
4-Wherley
5-Owen
6-Nordine
7-Pilcher
8-Miller
9-Cerda
10-Warner
11-Smith
12-Patterson
13-Malcolm
14-Wigton
15-Anderson
 
Looks like we will have 9 weeks remaining…Other campuses pair up and do combined presentations to finish out the year.  This will at least get us good and started!

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First Day of Class

Our first day of class is September 3.  Your student(s) will need basic school supplies such as a folder to take home a few papers, pencils/erasers, glue stick, ruler (6-inch if you have one), scissors, crayons and/or colored pencils, 1 or 2 dry-erase markers, and an old sock (to erase the dry-erase).  
 
Most kids also bring along a water bottle.  Please make sure it is a water bottle that easily closes to avoid spills.  Kids can also bring along a dry snack.  We have several children with nut allergies, so please – NO NUTS at all on campus.  Sunbutter is a nice substitution for peanut butter.

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Little Sibs Class

 

I am glad to say that Amber Yoder has agreed to be in charge of the little sibs in the afternoon during our Essentials Class.  She is a lovely, responsible young lady – Miriam’s older daughter.
The charge will be $2 per week per child, and I’d like to collect this money 6 weeks at a time and I will pay her.  I can collect the first 6 weeks on our 1st week.

 

 

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CC Handbook 2013-2104

Click on the link below for a pdf of the 2013-2014 CC Handbook.

 

CC Handbook 2013-2014

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Timeline Motions

 

Our wonderful timeline, which takes like 15 minutes to sing, also has optional sign motions to aid in the learning process.
Here is an explanation of each week’s motions.  We will be introducing them in class each week.  Also, there is a video of the song and motions on CC Connected.

 

 

Timeline Motions

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