NEWSLETTERS

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO A CHILD?   This morning a young man shot his mother and went to the school where she taught and shot numerous children.  In our media-saturated world, even the youngest children are aware that children are being killed.  Parents find themselves...

11-12-2021

SHOW AND TELL Bring a pinecone to make turkeys. Topic: Pilgrims Thanksgiving for our great abundance   The value we’ll be studying is wisdom, which is the ability to judge rightly and follow the best course of action.  For manners, we’ll learn to make introductions...

10-29-2021

*   *   Show and Tell   *   * Bring picture of a North American landmark. (Think Devil’s Tower, the Lincoln Memorial, etc.) Topic:  Citizenship   On becoming a good citizen   The value is collaboration, which means to work together for the common good. For...

10-22-2021

SHOW AND TELLBring picture of a US land-scape feature, either natural or man-made. Topic: US Geography   Our land from sea to shining sea   The value we’ll be studying is self-reliance, and what we can do when we find ourselves in dangerous or just uncomfortable...

10-15-2021

SHOW AND TELL Bring a picture of a wild animal that lives in North America. Topic:  North America   Let’s explore North America   The value is frugality, which is wasting nothing. We’re frugal because our earth needs us to be careful with everything we have. For...

10-08-2021

SHOW AND TELL Bring a thing that makes light. (We’ll be learning about Diwali, an Indian celebration of the triumph of light over dark.) Topic:  Middle East   Appreciate these ancient cultures.   The value is frugality, which is wasting nothing and only use what...

10-01-2021

Bring a picture of a large and small machine Topic:  Machines   How machines make our work easier   The value is self-reliance, which is confidence in our own judgment and abilities. It is our judgment that creates the machine and then uses it in a useful way.  ...

09-10-2021

SHOW AND TELLBring picture of two prehistoric animals and know their names. Topic:  Prehistoric About a world we didn’t know The value is humility, which is not boasting about ourselves. For science, we’ll do a timeline on the earth’s history and experiments about...

08-27-2021

SHOW AND TELLBring a small rock to paint as a pet rock. Topic: Geology What about all those rocks? The value is self-reliance, which is confi-dence in our own judgment and abilities. This means we must make our own decisions about what we think and about what we do....