Welcome to Down Home, San Luis Obispo Classical Academy’s blog! We are a classical school offering options to make education work for families. We have a full hybrid program for grades pre-12, which means part-time classroom and part-time home instruction with a 4 day option for middle school and a university model high school. This blog is meant to support and encourage on the home front because in so many ways, the heart of what happens at SLO Classical Academy happens down home.

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Wednesday Wonders: Recitation Night

{photo by Cheryl McCabe}

Every year in the spring, SLO Classical Academy hosts an evening of Recitation featuring our Pre-K through Primary students. Although they are learning beautiful poetry and reciting in the classroom all year long, this is one very special event where they share their poems while speaking into a microphone in front of an audience of family and friends. Whether they are timidly nervous or boldly animated, it is so precious to hear these little ones say their lines, knowing that the lovely, sophisticated language is now a part of them forever.

Our teachers were beaming with delight – here are a few comments from the evening:

What a beautiful event and evening we get to share with the children and their families. The dedication, hard work, and poise showcased by 3-6 year olds is truly inspiring. 
~ April Bodine, Preschool Teacher

I was so proud of our littles for their hard work in memorizing beautiful poems and reciting them almost effortlessly. The kids performed with grace and big smiles on their faces!  
~ Corin Koren, Primary Teacher

The ability of these little people to memorize beautiful and sometimes challenging language, and the courage it takes to recite those words in front of such a large crowd into a microphone, never ceases to amaze me! I am so proud of all of Little Wonders and Primary!
~ Jennifer Perneel, Primary Teacher

And here's an assortment of photos sent in by various parents – thank you!