Monday, August 12, 2013

It's Time to Explore

Hi! I'm Elizabeth. Welcome to Classical Explorations, a hands-on story, play, and project time geared toward 4-6 year old children enrolled in Classical Conversations in the Roanoke Valley area. We will be meeting every Tuesday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am beginning September 10, 2013 to reinforce memory work through stories, art, and play. You can find a list of what we'll be covering the first week below this intro.

Parents are welcome to bring other aged children as well and either have them participate, if they feel Classical Explorations is a good fit and would help reinforce what they are learning, or work quietly with them in another room. The first three weeks (September 10th, 17th, and 24th) are open days, feel free to come to one or all, but after that I will need a commitment to the rest of the semester. The cost is $1 per child, per week. This goes toward supplies so that we can have safety scissors, glue sticks, paper, etc for everyone to use and we don't have to try to sort out which ones belong to whom. If you are interested in dropping your child off for the morning please let me know ASAP. For more information, send me an email at emarkham@hollins.edu. For September the group size is limited to 10 children. Reservations for each week close the previous Tuesday at 10 pm.

Week 1, September 10th: 

History: 

Charlemagne story time and coloring page (The Elephant from Baghdad)

Art and Science:

Matisse (picture book)
Using Scissors to draw basic shapes and lines

Review of Biomes
Project: Make a grassland biome with paper (save for the following week when we'll be populating it with animals made using mirror images)

Geography

Free play with world map puzzles

Classical Explorations is not a school or day care. It is a classically based play and learning group. Parents are responsible for their own children's education and for meeting all home education standards set forth by the state of Virginia. 

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