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MEHLVILLE, MO 3-Day Practicum – 109348
June 11 @ 9:00 am - June 13 @ 4:00 pm
Returning to Roots and Reason: The Art of Arithmetic
“Math surrounds our daily lives; we just have to learn to see it and point it out to our children. “
Leigh Bortins, Founder of Classical Conversatios, Inc.
Classical Conversations’ FREE summer parent practicum
Are you ready to examine the “roots and reasons” for the classical Christian model of education? Are you determined to improve your grasp on the tools of learning? Are you eager to share some fellowship with like-minded parents? Join us this summer at a local 3-Day Practicum as we focus on “Returning to Roots and Reason: The Art of Arithmetic.”
Have you ever “played with numbers”? Have you ever encouraged your children to treat math as “playing with numbers?!” Join us this summer and find out how to study math in a whole new way, with your family!
While you learn, your children learn, too! Economically-priced day camps are available for students of all ages.
Your students are sure to enjoy the group learning environment, whether they are being cared for in our nursery; playing and singing in our play camps; memorizing and drawing God’s world in our geo-drawing camps; or learning about math in our academic camps for older students. Advance registration for student camps is required. There is a small fee for the children’s camps.
Parent Practicum is a FREE, 3-Day Parent Conference on Classical, Christian, Homeschooling. Think of it like “Parent Practice!” Come find other parents eager to learn the tools needed to classically educate their children. You get to be the student and see classical learning through the eyes of your child! We will show you how to be the best teacher for your child(ren) by modeling and encouraging. Parent Practicums are offered around the globe from May to early August.
Go to www.parentpracticum.com for more information!
Bookstore: New & Improved! We will have all Classical Conversations merchandise available to view and purchase while at Practicum. Starting this year, you will purchase your merchandise while at Practicum and it will be shipped to your home for FREE! The Bookstore will NOT be accepting cash or checks as all transactions will be done online.
Join us this summer! Click on the regististration button & reserve a spot for you and your children!
Nursery (0–2 years)
Classical Conversations provides quality nursery care for your infants and toddlers so you can enjoy your Parent Practicum. Before dropping off your child, please label all personal belongings. Parents are welcome to pick up and drop off infants as needed.
Please bring: Any needed baby items in a labeled bag and a bottle and/or cup with your child’s name clearly marked. A snack will be provided daily. Parents are responsible for picking children up and providing lunch during the one-hour lunch break.
Play Camp (3–5 years)
For our younger campers, ages 3-5, Play Camp has been updated to include even more art and games. Campers will enjoy learning to draw using basic shapes, and will create art to bring home to enjoy with the family. Some basic memory work will enhance the activities campers will love.
Please bring: Any needed items in a labeled bag and a cup with your child’s name clearly marked. A snack will be provided daily. Parents are responsible for picking children up and providing lunch during the one-hour lunch break.
GeoDraw Camp (6–8 years)
Geo-Draw Camp for 6-8 year olds has a new cycle-specific format that will encourage campers to dive into the geography of Cycle 2. Campers will learn some basic world geography and focus on the geography and cultures of our Cycle 2 Foundations’ work. Packed with games, art activities, and explorations, this camp will keep your children eager to return each day.
Students should bring : Two good erasers, a ruler or straight edge, two pencils, and a daily snack with beverage. Parents are responsible for picking children up and providing lunch during the one-hour lunch break.
FEATURED CAMP: Math Mania (9-14 years)
Brand new this season is Math Mania! Designed for 9-14 year olds this camp encourages campers to “play with numbers”! We will explore different types of numbers, practice using numbers to solve math mysteries, and even learn to decode some puzzles. With games and activities suitable for younger and older mathematicians, Math Mania promises a “crazy good” time!
Writing: Classical Composition (Lost Tools of Writing) (ages 13–17 only)
Writing camp facilitators will use materials from CiRCE Institute The Lost Tools of Writing Level One. Students will learn the first three canons of classical rhetoric: invention (brainstorming), arrangement (outlining), and elocution (style). Students will read short literary selections together and learn some amazing tools for critical thinking and persuasive writing. Typically offered to 13–17 year-old students. Required resource: The Lost Tools of Writing Student Camp Booklet. This camp is perfect for incoming Challenge A students, or older students who are entering the program for the first time!