Diving Deep Into The Classics

5thgradereadingClassical education includes reading and diving deep into the classics. Fifth graders are learning first hand in the book, “Calico Captive” by Elizabeth George Spear, about true friendship. Their teacher Mrs. Wenger quoted President George Washington, “Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” Students have had several thought provoking discussions on this topic alone.

Little known fact: While George Washington did not receive a formal education nor did he attend college, he admired classical thinkers greatly and insisted his stepson receive a classical education.