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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Down Home House Tours: Jenny Bischoff

Last month, SLO Classical Academy hosted its first ever Down Home House Tour! Participants toured three homes and their home school rooms or schooling areas and then ended with a beautifully catered lunch at Talley Winery.  The emcee of the event was Jill Talley, who challenged everyone to find one take-away from each home.

The tour started at Jenny and Paul Bischoff’s house.  Jenny is the Wednesday NOL (Nice Office Lady) and the Bischoffs have been with SLO Classical for six years.
photos by Penny Malley

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Jenny has a dedicated room for school work and it is brimming with wonderful materials, timelines, charts, calendars and art work.  Jenny’s model is very “user-friendly” from her timeline on the wall, to the timeline on the tri-fold board, she uses every day materials effectively.

Pictured above:
1.  Timeline on the wall; wire and picture hangers are from Ikea
2.  Timeline for the Renaissance made from a tri-fold cardboard display 
3.  Jill Talley welcoming the group; Number charts and maps visible behind her
4. Calvin’s calendar– appropriate and user friendly for pre-school aged children. Notice the velcro, the words and the pictures
5.  Wall hanger housing math manipulative–if you can’t see what you have, you can’t use it!

A big thank you to Jenny and Paul for opening up their home!  Join us tomorrow for the next home.  Wednesday is our next campus tour–whom can you invite?