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Classical Catholic Education at Home


Onto Week 6!

September 29, 2019 | Posted by Mary Catherine Aranda

“Get thee to a nunnery!” 
                                            Hamlet to Ophelia by Shakespeare

Prayer Requests:
Continued prayers for Valerie and her family.
Prayers for pregnant mothers!
Prayers for homeschooling from a place from rest!
Prayers for all those who are sick and those with medical issues.
Prayers for Bailey’s discernment journey.

CSH Important Events
October 3, 2019 (Thursday)  Week 6 at SMOP
October 10, 2019 (Thursday) Norton Art Gallery Field Trip 10:00am
October 10, 2019 (Thursday) Moms Cantina Laredo Night at 8:30pm
October 17, 2019 (Thursday) Week 7 and Class Pictures
October 24, 2019 (Thursday)  Week 8 at SMOP
October 30, 2019 (Wednesday)  Reverse Trick or Treating at Garden Parks Nursing Home at 10am
October 31, 2019 (Thursday)  Week 9 at SMOP

Recap of Week 5:
Art was amazing this week! We continued learning about the works of German renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, we learned about a famous woodcut he made…”The holy family with three hare”. Everyone enjoyed learning to draw a rabbit using the capital letter B as our base and then moving on to turning their image into a print. The brayers were a hit and the excitement of pulling off the styrofoam to reveal their image was felt by all. 
We did not forget about our composer George Fredrick Handel! We have listened to many of his works throughout this quarter. This week we enjoyed an album of his works that were compiled and performed by an orchestra for a British royal fireworks show.


“Some biomes are…” All the classes had so much fun making rainforest biomes.  Ours are even sprouting!  Even the ones that were handled by a 4 year old transporter!

St. Ignatius class did experiments with speed, velocity and distance.  We had balls, paper, eggs, encyclopedias, and stopwatches!  And the experiment called for safety googles so they complied!  These boys are so much fun!

St. Maximillian Kolbe’s class:
St. Maximilian Kolbe class was full of joyful energy as we did our memory work. They enjoyed playing charades as they picked a verb to act out. We also learned a new game called Hucklebuckle. Where we hid our frog named Hucklebuckle. We reviewed our memory work by reciting memory work louder as the scholar got closer to where he was hidden and quieter as they got further away. Everyone enjoyed having a new friend in class for the day as well.

 Saint:  St. Francis Xavier
Virtue:  Respect
Art:  Albrecht Durer and Tree Reflection and PAINT!

Science:  Blubber Gloves!  How cool is that!

Y Family
D Family
M Family
S Family

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Continue to listen to the memory work CDs!!

Here’s Basecamp Tips for you!

Upcoming Community Events:

THIS WEDNESDAY!  Red River Refuge Homeschooling Class is only meeting 3 times this year.  First one is on Oct 2 from 9-11am.  Limited to 50 students.  Lots of fun exploring nature!

Drive-In Showing of the Lion King:  October 22, 2019 at 7pm at 
Pioneer Heritage Center – LSUS.   Enjoy a free drive in movie with complimentary popcorn while supplies last. Sit in your vehicle and tune in to the select radio station for audio, or bring your blankets or lawn chairs for front row seats in front of the big screen.

Red River Revel: This week!  Downtown Shreveport.  On Sunday at 3:30pm, the Suzuki violas, violins, and cellos, will be performing.  Come support the Aranda crew and Isabel Carney (past CSH scholar)!Please make sure you’re following us on Social Media so we can grow our group!

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