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That’s a Wrap, Cue Summer!

Jun 15th, 2018

{photo by Ethan Robertson on Unsplash}

"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Congratulations to everyone on finishing another spectacular school

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A Potential Summer TV Series for Book Lovers

Jun 14th, 2018

{photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash}

We’ve said it many times, but we are a book-loving people around here! So there’s something we discovered that might interest you this summer: PBS has

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Wednesday Wonders: A Brutus Moment

Jun 13th, 2018

Michelangelo's Brutus
{photo by shakko via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0}

For our last 2017-2018 wonder moment, we sure got a good chuckle out of this fun story from an anonymous SLOCA family,

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Get Ready for Summer!

Jun 12th, 2018

{photo by Caju Gomes on Unsplash}

SLOCA families, we know you’re mentally ready, but today we want to offer a few practical things you can do this week or next, to get some housekeeping out of the

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Monday Mix-ins: Ancient Rome Culmination

Jun 11th, 2018

{photo by Adam Wood on Unsplash}

We made it - the very last week of school! There are probably some mixed feelings about posting mix-ins this week. We know some of you don’t want to even think

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Today: Ancient Olympics with a Twist!

Jun 8th, 2018

The palaestra of Olympia, a place devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes
{photo by Bgabel via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0}

Happy History Day, SLOCA families! We are excited

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Students’ Summer Reading Resolutions

Jun 7th, 2018

{photo by Jyotirmoy Gupta on Unsplash}

Yesterday we shared about the Battle of the Books, and now we're looking forward to breezy summer days and adding to our summer reading lists! With fewer

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Wednesday Wonders: Battle of the Books 2018

Jun 6th, 2018

{photos by Liane Kascha-Hare and Arianna Cortez}

Last week SLOCA once again hosted its fun and friendly Battle of the Books competition! And today’s blog is written by an eyewitness SLOCA mom:

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Classically Inspired: The Gigantic Emperor

Jun 5th, 2018

Portrait of Maximinus Thrax. Marble, Roman artwork, 235–238 CE
{photo by Jastrow via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain}

Today we bring you one more “classically inspired” connection before the

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Monday Mix-ins: The Fall of Rome

Jun 4th, 2018

{photo by Dario Veronesi on Unsplash}

Well folks, we knew it was coming. The majestic Roman Empire just couldn’t last forever. This week we bring you a few videos and links about the demise of

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The Library is Your Friend This Summer

Jun 1st, 2018

{photo by Kemberly Groue, U.S. Air Force}

It’s Friday! And it’s June! We know you can taste summer already… are you making plans?

One thing you might want to consider in your summer plans is

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Teaching Stewardship with Literature

May 31st, 2018

“We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.”

~ Jon Kabat-Ziinn

We’re a day early to share the character trait for June, but it’s a short school month so we’re bringing it

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Wednesday Wonders: Spelling? Check.

May 30th, 2018

{photo by Jenny Bischoff}

Today I (Jenny) am celebrating one small victory that I hope many of you have been (or will be) blessed to experience this year: we finished our current level of All

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Semper Discentes…and Then Some!

May 29th, 2018

College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
{photo via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain}

SLO Classical Academy exists to educate for life: the education we provide is life-enriching,

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Monday Mix-ins: Latin and Grammar

May 28th, 2018

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It’s Memorial Day, which means a lot of things, and it especially means gratitude for those who gave their lives in active military service to our nation.

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Happy Memorial Day 2018

May 25th, 2018

Arlington National Cemetery
{Photo by Forrest Smith on Unsplash}

Happy Friday to all, and good news – it’s a long weekend!

Yes, Memorial Day brings an extra day off of work/school for many

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Senior Projects 2018 Part 3: Isaiah and Sabina

May 24th, 2018

{photo by Carolyn Eicher}

Today we wrap up our series on this year’s high school Senior Projects! If you missed the first two posts in this series, find them here: Part 1 and Part 2.


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Wednesday Wonders: Recitation Night

May 23rd, 2018

{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

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Reflecting on Parent Progress Reports

May 22nd, 2018

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Every trimester at SLO Classical Academy, parents and teachers take time to write up progress reports for each student. These documents record what curriculum

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Monday Mix-ins: The Roman Empire Divided

May 21st, 2018

Arch of Constantine, Rome
{photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash}

The great dominion of Ancient Rome eventually became too large to rule effectively, so Emperor Diocletian divided it into the

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