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Free Friday: May 18, 2018

May 18th, 2018

{photo by Daniel Frese on Pexels}

During a busy season of life (raise your hand if you’re there right now!), it’s always a delight to slow down for a bit, reconnect with your family, and just

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Senior Projects 2018 Part 2: Anna and Brigitte

May 17th, 2018

{photo by Carolyn Eicher}

We are back with our second installment of 2018 Senior Projects to share with you! If you missed last week’s blog post where we introduced this series, here’s Part 1 (and

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Wednesday Wonders: Chamber Mixer

May 16th, 2018
{photos by Ava Faber}

Did you hear about the Chamber of Commerce Mixer that SLOCA hosted last month? We received such positive reports that we wanted to tell you a little about the evening and

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Come Support Students and the Literary Arts!

May 15th, 2018

Photos are from the 2017 HLR Spring Reading
{all photos by Carolyn Eicher}

Today we have an important message to share about our upcoming Hanging Lantern Review Spring Reading, which is one week

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Monday Mix-ins: Gladiators and The Circus Maximus

May 14th, 2018

{photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash}

Some of our students will love learning more about the life of gladiators, and others might not consider this their favorite topic. But here are a few videos

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Free Friday and Happy Mother’s Day 2018

May 11th, 2018

{Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash}

“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.”

~ Tina Fey

Three cheers for moms! We know you’re out there – taking care of everyone, tired and

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Senior Projects 2018 Part 1: Cormic and Kate

May 10th, 2018

{photo by Carolyn Eicher}

Every year our SLOCA High School Seniors take a semester to work on individual research projects, which cover a variety of topics and showcase the interests and skills of

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Wednesday Wonders: High School Highlights

May 9th, 2018

{photo by Carolyn Eicher}

Doesn’t it feel like there’s so much happening as the end of the year comes rushing towards us? It’s the same up at SLO Classical Academy High School, and we want to

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Moms, Motivation, and Co-Schooling

May 8th, 2018

A year ago we ran a fun post written by one of our SLOCA parents, about how she and another SLOCA mom “co-school” together.

By co-schooling we simply mean getting together with another SLOCA

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Monday Mix-ins: Pompeii

May 7th, 2018

{photo by Sergey Ashmarin on Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0}

It’s an explosive week here on Monday Mix-ins! Today we will share some video and website resources to further investigate the

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Family Fun with a SLOCA Rewards Perk!

May 4th, 2018

{photo by Basitaan Slabbers on flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0}

Who fondly remembers the movie E.T. from their childhood? It was certainly a stand-out hit of its day, and is

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Teaching Resilience and Resourcefulness with Literature

May 3rd, 2018

“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark

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Wednesday Wonders: Free Time in Math Class

May 2nd, 2018

{photos by Lisa Wallace}

As we continue to appreciate our teachers this week, here’s a quick note and a few photos sent in by Intermediate teacher Lisa Wallace:


My level 3 math students chose to

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A Teacher’s Day in the Life: Kindergarten

May 1st, 2018

{photos by Amy Houser}

It’s teacher and staff appreciation week and we think it only adds to our appreciation of our amazing teachers when we see what a day in their classroom life actually looks

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Monday Mix-ins: World Religions – Christianity

Apr 30th, 2018

The Exhortation to the Apostles by J.J. Tissot
{Image via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain}

As we’ve gone through our school year learning about ancient history, we’ve looked at the founding and

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Free Friday: April 27, 2018

Apr 27th, 2018

Carrizo Plain
{photo from the Bureau of Land Management via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain}

There are a few days left to enter to win a FREE Jim Weiss digital download recording of The

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Working on It: Balancing SLOCA and Work – Shelli Rohr

Apr 26th, 2018

{photo by Olu Eletu}

We’ve got one more post in this series to share before the school year is over – here’s another interview with a SLOCA parent who works either part-time or full-time in

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Wednesday Wonders: A Stellar Day with Scott Kelly

Apr 25th, 2018

{all photos by Cameron Ingalls}

“When we do things that are really hard, we can achieve great things - and that has worked as a great model for me.”

~ Captain Scott Kelly

Many of our SLOCA

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5 Favorite Spots to Soak in the Beauty of the Central Coast

Apr 24th, 2018

{photo by Leif Arne Storset on via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0}

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts... There is

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Monday Mix-ins: Roman Emperors and Roman Britain

Apr 23rd, 2018

The Roman Baths (Thermae) of Bath Spa, England
(Photo by Diliff on Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.5}

Today we have quite a mix of mix-ins to share – we will look at some of the emperors after Caesar

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