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    Karyn Booth

    Literature 1
    Hello Parents and students!
    Welcome to a new schole year and the LITERATURE 1 class. I am thrilled to come along on this journey with you and learn more about the rich world of books! This class might be more play than work for me….I just love love love reading and know the intent of this class is to encourage joy and thanksgiving for books/story.
    I am a schole parent of Sophie MG, Madelyn in LG2, Joshua 5 years, and Ethan 2.5 years. My life is full of blessings!
    My husband is a Kiwi, from New Zealand, so we often love learning about the amazing world of the “land of the long white cloud”.
    I am a teacher by trade, mostly in grades 6-9, Language Arts and Social Studies. I love words, gardening, writing and learning.
    THis is my first time tutoring this class, so I am learning ahead of you (I hope!) Please feel free to email me and share any particulars that will make this class really awesome for us all.
    I sure hope I see you at the picnic on Monday…I have something for you and I hope to meet you in person and share a little treat with you.
    I am thankful for this model of education, it feels like such a good groove of challenge and rest!
    Thanks for reading my longest weekly update of the year!
    Ms Karyn

    This week’s focus: Starting well…
    In preparation for Schole support class:Please review the year plan. Hopefully you were able to come to the schole picnic and receive the goodies I have for you…we will begin commonplace journals this week.

    To be completed this week: Begin the first module of The GRAMMAR of POETRY. IF you pace it a lesson/week, you will complete all modules through the year without too much stress.
    In particular I am most interested in you writing an autobiographical poem. I will include mine in the picnic package and post it in RESOURCES.If you click Literature in Resources, type Autobiographical poem in the search bar, the file comes up.

    I am asking you to write these because it is more challenging for me to get to know you by zoom…and I am interested in what you are about. Please consider sharing with me via email karynbooth.tutor@gmail.com

    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more

    Commonplace Journal–I will post an article in RESOURCES about commonplacing. Have a read and see if this is something that appeals as a form of expression beyond this class.


    Complete Module one for Grammar in Poetry this month.

    Please contact (insert your email) with any questions and submissions.

    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more


    Please contact (insert your email) with any questions and submissions.

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    Heather McCollister

    Class Name: Literature 2

    This week’s focus: Getting to you know you!

    Welcome to an exciting year of reading great classics ahead. I am a learner just like you, having never read many of these books before. We will begin with a few short stories to get us started to review the story chart. Rest easy until Monday where I hope to meet many of you face to face, where I will have a small package for you.

    In preparation for Schole support class:

    Read the year plans posted and locate the book, 100 Great Short Stories, where we will dive into our first short story. The book looks overwhelming, but I picked a short enjoyable fairytale to get us started. That’s it!

    To be completed this week:

    A biographical poem so that I can get to know you a bit better! Zoom will be challenging to get to know you so this will give me a few ideas of your hobbies and interests. A sample will be provided at the picnic or you can reference the format ahead of time in the RESOURCES section.

    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
    If you are eager to get reading, begin with the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as some nighttime reading.

    Biographical poem
    A short story, story chart. More details to come

    Please contact heather@atrbenefits.com with any questions and submissions.

    Annemarie Barwich

    Logic 1 and Logic 2 Schole@home will be posted this weekend by Mr. Gordon. We apologize for the delay. Please check back. Thank you for your patience.

    Monica Hielema

    Class Name: History for Dialectic
    This week’s focus: Week 1 in MOH text
    Tutor: Video Lectures (Monica Hielema is contact person)
    For Parent:
    • Read or listen to the reading of weekly lessons in Mystery of History text. It is rewarding to read lessons together with siblings and mom, or as an entire family. (This approach leads to great family discussions!)
    • Listen to video lectures that accompany lessons read.
    • Optional activities, exercises, quizzes and tests can be found in Companion Guide.
    • Mapping exercises are available in Companion Guide for printing. Answer keys are also available.
    • Building a timeline is strongly recommended. (https://themysteryofhistory.com/store/the-mystery-of-history-volume-iv/volume-iv-convenience-products/htta-volume-iv-cardstock/)
    • Choose living books to accompany history learning. This should include family read alouds. (A list can be found in Appendix A of the Curriculum Guide.)
    • The schedule follows the pacing of Grammar History to foster family history learning.
    • Thanks to Andrea Kornelson for sharing enrichment resources!
    To be completed this week:
    • Reading/Listening to Lessons 1 to 3
    • Video Lectures for Lessons 1 to 3
    • History read aloud (A list can be found in Appendix A of the Curriculum Guide.)
    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more

    Please contact mhielema@redeemer.ab.ca with any questions.

    Anita Perlau

    Class name: Harmonics

    Hello Dialectic Students,

    Starting on Tuesday, Sept 22 I will be sharing a recorded lesson and on alternate weeks we will be meeting “in person” via Zoom.
    I will be posting homework,if any, on Schole@Home.

    To be completed this week:
    Learn the story behind the hymn “Amazing Grace”

    Catherine Hardy

    Class Name: Classical Drawing (Art)

    This week’s focus: Introduction to Line

    Tutor: Ms. Catherine (pre-recorded videos)

    For Parent:

    – Please see this letter to parents, as it contains important information relating to this class: http://www.calgaryclassicalschole.ca/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/1-3e0c424b174623071e187e08ff5fe3d4/2020/09/Classical-Illustrations-Information-for-Parents.pdf

    – Link for Lesson 1 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFltq5QbCq4&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=CatherineHardy This week, the same video will be used for all ages (in the event that you have students in different classes)

    – Link to the Lesson 1 drawing warm-up exercises: http://www.calgaryclassicalschole.ca/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/1-3e0c424b174623071e187e08ff5fe3d4/2020/09/Drawing-Warm-Ups-Lesson-1.pdf These warm-ups can be printed off at home, and completed by the student after they have viewed the video (warm-up exercises are not submitted)

    – Link to the Lesson 1 Student Project:
    http://www.calgaryclassicalschole.ca/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/1-3e0c424b174623071e187e08ff5fe3d4/2020/09/Classical-Illustrations-Lesson-1-Project-Line.pdf). I have intentionally avoided giving students too much direction on this project, as it is primarily intended to (1) give students an opportunity to become familiar with their pencils; (2) get students to experiment with various types of lines; and (3) provide me with a bit of a baseline for each student.

    – Our first online support session (via Zoom) is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22. Students are encouraged to join if possible. A link to the recurring Zoom session will be emailed to parents prior to the 22nd.

    Please contact Ms. Catherine at gchardy@telus.net with any questions.

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