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The SLOCA Blog

Tuesday Ten: Holiday Faire

Dec 1st, 2015

{photos by Emily Ferrarini unless otherwise noted}

Want to find unique and beautiful gifts that will appeal to your classical family? 

You’ve been hearing about our Holiday Faire for weeks, and

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Monday Mix-ins: The Aztec Empire

Nov 30th, 2015

{The Conquest of Tenochtitlan - image via Wikipedia, Public Domain}

Welcome back! We hope your Thanksgiving week was spent with loved ones and filled with thankfulness, and that you are ready to

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Friday Faces 2015: Board of Directors

Nov 20th, 2015

{photo credit: Jessica Wilson}

Welcome to our final Friday Faces post of the year! We have truly enjoyed getting to know our teachers, administration, and staff members over the last several

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What’s On Your Nightstand: Staff Edition

Nov 19th, 2015

{photo from SLOCA’s Flickr site}

We’ve enjoyed seeing what other SLOCA parents are reading these days, so we asked a few SLOCA staff members to join in the fun! Maybe you’ll find an interesting

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Wednesday Wonders: A Delightful Education

Nov 18th, 2015

Intermediate parents in Mrs. Dillon’s Track A class received a fun email from her a few weeks ago, about a writing exercise they did in class. We thought we’d share the results of this creative and

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Tuesday Ten: Creating a Classical Home

Nov 17th, 2015

{photos from SLOCA’s Flickr site, unless otherwise noted}

Today Down Home is returning to our “Ten” theme again, partnering with our Visionary Director, Susie Theule, to bring you insightful tips

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Monday Mix-ins: Explorers Wrap-up

Nov 16th, 2015

{image via Smithsonian OFI}

It’s been an exciting few weeks reading and learning about the different Renaissance explorers! Today we want to share just a few more websites and activities you could

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Friday Faces 2015: Support Staff

Nov 13th, 2015

{photo credit: Jessica Wilson, staff photos: Michelle Dorman, Jenna Burns' photo: Emily Orme}

We've almost completed our entire series of Friday Faces (one more week to go!), and today we bring

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A Behind the Scenes Look at History and Literature

Nov 12th, 2015

Today we have a unique blog post to share – a peek into some of the inner workings of our program! SLO Classical Academy is known for its exceptional and family-friendly approach to history and

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Wednesday Wonders: Baking Bread

Nov 11th, 2015

{photos by Jessica Wilson}

Happy Veteran's Day! Did you download our Veteran's Day Resource packet?

Today’s moment of wonder comes from our Jr. K classroom. Almost everything that happens at

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A Day in the Life: The Richert Family

Nov 10th, 2015

{photos by Jill Richert}

Get cozy and get ready to enjoy this latest Day in the Life post! Today we hear from Jill Richert, whose family is in their 6th year here at SLO Classical Academy. She

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Monday Mix-ins: Magellan and Vespucci

Nov 9th, 2015

{Lego Ferdinand Magellan by Canada Science and Technology Museum / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0}

There's an exciting new resource at the end of this blog post, in case you missed it in the last weekly

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Friday Faces 2015: Lead Team

Nov 6th, 2015

{photo credit: Jessica Wilson, staff photos: Michelle Dorman}

Hey everyone, it's not too late  – we are celebrating our first decade of educating for life, and this month’s family activity is a

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More About Battle of the Books

Nov 5th, 2015

{photos by Emily Ferrarini}

You’ve probably heard about Battle of the Books, but maybe you aren’t sure exactly what it is, why SLOCA is participating, or whether your child would like to be a part

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Wednesday Wonders: We Glean What We Can

Nov 4th, 2015

{photos by Carolyn Eicher}

A few of our SLOCA families and teachers had the opportunity recently to harvest peppers with GleanSLO. Many thanks to Carolyn Eicher for organizing this effort, and to

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Fall Slow Cooker Dinners

Nov 3rd, 2015

{Slow Cooking by Jeremy Smith / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0}

It seems like people are always looking for good crockpot recipes. And no wonder, because on busy evenings, slow cookers can be a big help and ease

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Monday Mix-ins: Cabot and Balboa

Nov 2nd, 2015

{image via Mr. Nussbaum}

We continue learning about the fascinating world of early exploration, and this week we have a few resources to share on the explorers John Cabot and Vasco Núñez de

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Friday Faces 2015: High School

Oct 30th, 2015

{photo credit: Jessica Wilson, staff photos: Michelle Dorman}

Next up for Friday Faces: High School! SLO Classical Academy High School is an exciting place to learn deeply and broadly, and our

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Farm to Table Dinner Party: SOLD OUT

Oct 29th, 2015
{photos by Hilary Graves}

As part of our year-long celebration of SLOCA’s 10th Birthday, we are bringing you a series of festive dinner parties! The next event, hosted by Simon and Hilary Graves,

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Wednesday Wonders: Love and Beauty on Grand Day

Oct 28th, 2015

{photos by Robin Lee}

Today we have a guest blogger who shares a wonder moment from our recent Grand Days event on campus. Rather than post a bunch of photos, this time we have a personal

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