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Welcome to Down Home, San Luis Obispo Classical Academy’s blog! We are a classical school offering several options to make our education work for families with infants through high schoolers. Our signature hybrid program, which is part-time classroom and part-time home instruction, provides an engaging education for preschool through middle school (with full time options available). We also have 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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We love books! If there is one thing classical home educators collect (aside from math manipulatives) it is books, right?  So then the question becomes where and how to best store them.  After cataloguing your home library, how about building some bookshelves out of rain gutters?  Look in our kindergarten classroom:

photo by Joy Newman
photo by Joy Newman

Rain gutter shelves are easy and fairly inexpensive to install and the book covers are visible. No more looking for that one book among the others.  Here is an easy tutorial.

Take a look at some other fun bookshelf ideas:

How do you make your books easily accessible to your family?

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