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Cottage Class Forms for 2014-2015 School Year

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Character Ink (Training for Triumph) Class Info and Links
All classes for Fall Semester (August through December) are listed below with their Description Sheets and Registration Forms. 

Note that there are changes from the published forms in the spring issue of the FWAHS “Homemade News.” Please use forms below rather than old forms. You will notice a few changes in next year’s classes and schedules:

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Cottage Classes Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Descriptions and Registration

Below are the links to the information and registration for Character Ink’s 2013-2014 Cottage Classes in the Ossian, Fort Wayne, and Leo areas. If you want to enroll, please do so soon. Remember, classes are first come –first served.

If there is a class that you would like to see offered, please contact us, and we will see if we can work it out.

Our class offerings are based on a number of things:


  1. Offering the next class to what was offered the previous year/semester.
  2. Alternating junior high/high school speech and debate with elementary/middle school speech in Leo second semester.
  3. Linking a literature class with a High School Essay/SAT Essay (though both may be taken separately as well).
  4. Alternating Ancient History+World History+Apologetics with US History+Government+Economics (as much as possible).

Fort Wayne Description of Classes Mondays Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Leo Description of Classes Thursday Spring 2014

Ossian Description of Classes Wednesdays Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Ossian Registration Wednesdays Fall 2013- Spring 2014


Crock Pot Wednesday–Sausage, Potatoes, and Beans

“Uncooked” ready to turn on high. (I precook and assemble the night before, stick in fridge, then pull out and cook the next day.)

Easy peasy crock pot meal today!!!

I have a HUGE crock pot. It is actually an amazing one that has three sizes of inserts, so you can do super large, kind of big, and smaller {for dips, small roasts, etc.}.

My favorite crock pot–

Ingredients–sort of

4 lbs of turkey, skinless kielbasa sausage, cut into rounds
4 lbs of potatoes, peeled and cubed approximately the same size as sausage rounds
2 lbs of frozen green beans
1 or 2 large onions, cut into chunks (I like to stir fry them before adding them.)
pork/smokehouse/ham base (to make “broth”)
Forward (Penzy spice)
Garlic and herb seasoning
black pepper

1. Precook potatoes by steaming in micro or boiling on stove top. (I like to precook my potatoes if I am making a dish where the other ingredients are nearly cooked or fully cooked.)

2. Mix all spices into 3 cups of hot water. Use the amount of base you like for your “broth.”

3. Toss half of the meat and veggies into the crock pot and pour half of the liquid over.

4. Toss second half of the meat and veggies into the crock pot and pour rest of liquid over.

5. Cook–since mine needs to be done in three or four hours, I put it on high for an hour and low for two. You could put it on low for a long time. My crock pot has a WARM setting, so I move into that fairly quickly.

Note: If you do not have the largest crock pot, cut this in half! It makes a full large crock!

Spring 2013 TFT Class Information

Ossian Wed TFT Class Descriptions Spring 2013

Ossian Wed TFT Class Registration Spring 2013

Fort Wayne Mon TFT Class Descriptions Spring 2013

Fort Wayne Mon TFT Class Registration Spring 2013

Leo Thursday Class Description Spring 2013

Leo Thursday TFT Class Registration Spring 2013

SAT Essay Workshop in Fort Wayne Fall 2012

                        SAT Essay Workshop in Fort Wayne, Fall 2012

What: Four Week SAT Essay Workshop

When: Mondays, 2:30-4:00 for four weeks
                       Aug 27th, Sept 10th, Sept 24th, Oct 1st

Where: First Assembly of God, Washington Cntr, FW IN

Cost: $60 for four sessions, outside editing of final papers/outside
            practice, & Meaningful Composition: The Timed Essay bk

Details: 5 Paragraph essay, TFT’s 3 P’s of Persuasive Writing,
             TFT’s Proof Page development, time management
              guides, literature connection, writing with quotes,
              openings and closings, speed editing, and much more

Register: Send fee with student’s name, phone, email, and other
               contact info to Training for Triumph, 6456 E US 224,
               Craigville, IN  46731

Teacher: Donna Reish, author of MC: The Timed Essay

TFT Classes Fall 2012

FW Descriptions Monday 2012-2013

FW Registration Mondays 2012-2013

Leo Descriptions Thursday 2012-2013

Leo Registration Thursday 2012-2013

Bluffton Description Wednesday 2012-2013

Bluffton Registration Wednesday 2012-2013