Summit Christian Academy resource page

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2014, I’m reading Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo with the city of Quito, Ecuador sprawling out behind me

 

…he has put eternity into man’s heart. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (ESV)

Parents of SCA sixth graders,

Thank you so much for entrusting your children’s learning and care to me. I am so happy about all that we will be learning this 2017-2018 school year. I will be teaching language arts to all sixth graders as well as history and bible to my homeroom. Language arts will include reading/literature (we utilize the Foundations and Frameworks program for those who are familiar), language (grammar), spelling, poetry, and research paper writing. Let me tell you, I’m excited.

I am so passionate about the intersection of faith and literature. I love how books can open the imagination, how good stories and faraway lands remind us of eternity. When I was a child, I better understood God because of a talking, sacrificial lion named Aslan. I hope to turn the “wonder dial” of your child’s imagination this year. Additionally, I love how a better command of the English language will help your child as they graduate to secondary school and later to university and beyond. Words have the ability to influence others–they hold great power for good and evil. But both stories and words meet their ultimate source in the great Word (John 1:1), the light and life of the resurrected Jesus. In addition to my literature degree, I have both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Christian ministry and religion. I have served as a pastor in various ministries over the years, and I hope to continue in that vein, shepherding and nurturing the learning of your child.

On this page I will post resources and assignments for you and your children (resources for both, assignments for students…had you scared there, huh?). Please be in contact throughout the year. I look forward to teaming up  with you in your children’s education. Plus, we can always talk literature too if you’d like. 🙂

In Christ,

Mr. Caleb Westbrook

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Assignments:

SpellingCity: For spelling assignments, please click on “Spelling Unit ____”

“Arithmetic” by Carl Sandburg This is the first assigned poem to be memorized. It is only a portion of the whole poem. If you’d like to read the rest of the poem with your children, click here.

“The Village Blacksmith” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The second assigned poem for memorization.

Resources:

Back to School Packet

Quizlet class–Mr. Westbrook 6th Grade Language

Poetry Terms List

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