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Wednesday Wonders: Grizzly Grandparents

Oct 18th, 2017

{photo by Joy Newman}

Last week the Life Together column in the update was written by one of our SLOCA grandparents, Sandee Beckers. If you didn’t get a chance to read that inspiring piece, please

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Ancient Egypt Games and Activities

Oct 17th, 2017

{image via Wikimedia Commons}

Want to enrich your home learning environment, and inspire your kids to go deeper as we study Ancient Egypt – without feeling like you’re adding more school work?

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Monday Mix-ins: Mummies, Pyramids, and More

Oct 16th, 2017

{photo by Les Anderson}

There’s so much to see and do in ancient Egypt – let’s discover some of them this week, and get right to the mix-ins!

VIDEOS:

How to Make a Mummy – Here’s an animated

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Team SLOCA Friday Faves: Lower and Upper Middle School

Oct 13th, 2017

{staff photo by Cameron Ingalls}

We have passed the halfway point in our Team SLOCA Friday Faves blog series!  Are you ready to meet our Lower Middle School (LMS) and Upper Middle School (UMS)

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Homecoming and Spirit Week!

Oct 12th, 2017

Start practicing our Grizzly Fight Song, because High School Homecoming & Spirit Week will be next week, October 16-20! This is our first homecoming and we are excited! Here’s what to expect each

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Wednesday Wonders: Staff Book Club

Oct 11th, 2017

{photo by Pam Gerhardt}

“Of the things that followed I cannot at all say whether they were what men call real or what men call dream. And for all I can tell, the only difference is that what many

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Teaching Kindness and Respect with Literature

Oct 10th, 2017

"Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together."

~ Goethe

It's a new month, so that means a new character trait book list! As you may recall, this year on the blog we will be

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Monday Mix-ins: Ancient Egypt – Old Kingdom, Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Oct 9th, 2017

{photo by AussieActive}

For all those young enthusiasts of ancient Egypt, this week we begin sharing links to explore this fascinating time even further. We will be in Egypt for awhile, so this

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Team SLOCA Friday Faves: Primary and Intermediate

Oct 6th, 2017

{staff photo by Cameron Ingalls}

Welcome back to another “episode” of Friday Faves – we are moving right along in this series where we introduce our SLOCA staff members. This week you’ll meet the

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Dare Greatly… to Have Fun!

Oct 5th, 2017

{photo via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0}

Greetings! Feeling somewhat spontaneous? Today’s post is simply to share that Six Flags Magic Mountain has a Homeschool Day coming up on Monday, October

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Wednesday Wonders: UMS Team Building Day

Oct 4th, 2017

{photos by Nikol Rochez}

Today we have some endearing photos to share from our annual Upper Middle School Team Building Day – an adventure-filled day for our 7th and 8th grade students to build

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A Day in the Life: The Webster Family

Oct 3rd, 2017

{photos by Jessica Webster}

We are so excited to bring you our first Day in the Life post for the new school year! This time around we get to hang out with the Webster family. Jessica Webster will

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Monday Mix-ins: World Religions Links

Oct 2nd, 2017

{photo by Clay Banks}

Happy October, and welcome to another week of mix-ins for your home days!

We are currently learning about the history of three ancient world religions, and rather than try

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Team SLOCA Friday Faves: Little Wonders

Sep 29th, 2017

{staff photo by Cameron Ingalls}

Are you enjoying our get-to-know-the-staff series so far? Here’s our third installment, where you will meet the Little Wonders team! These are the fun-loving

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What’s the “Twist” at SLOCA?

Sep 28th, 2017

{photo by Nik MacMillan}

“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.”

~ Charlotte Mason

If you’ve been to any of our Preview Nights, parent meetings, or spent much time on our website,

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Wednesday Wonders: Feasting and Finding Connection

Sep 27th, 2017

On the Friday before school started, SLOCA high school held a “Roman Feast” potluck to welcome students and get all the high school families together. We gathered on the lawn up at the high school

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5 Quick SLOCA Home Day Tips

Sep 26th, 2017

A few weeks ago we posted some fantastic advice from SLOCA parents who have learned a thing or two over the years. (If you missed it, read it here!) Today’s post falls somewhat along the same

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Monday Mix-ins: Indus Valley Civilization

Sep 25th, 2017

Excavated ruins of Mohenjo Daro
{photo by Saqib Qayyum via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0}

NOTE: Before we jump into today's post, we wanted to let you know about a fun, free, all-ages community

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Team SLOCA Friday Faves: Support Staff

Sep 22nd, 2017

{staff photo by Cameron Ingalls}

Friday is here again, and that means another fun set of introductions! Today we want you to “meet” a very important part of Team SLOCA. These are the support staff

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Working on It: Balancing SLOCA and Work – Hilary Graves

Sep 21st, 2017

{photo by Olu Eletu}

“I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.’ And then

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