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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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Organize Your School Space

For some, the thought of organizing any room inspires excitement and gets the creative juices flowing. Others might feel a sense of dread just thinking about the areas in which they would love to be more organized. Wherever you fall on the organization spectrum, we can all use a fresh perspective and new ideas, especially when it comes to arranging the space where home learning happens. Even if you don’t have a dedicated school room (or maybe especially if you don’t), it sure is nice to have “a place for everything, and everything in its place.”


Since we belong to this amazing community of fellow-learners, why not exchange ideas? Today, Joy Erb shares a few photos and comments about some changes she’s made to her home school space this year. Joy and her husband John are a Track B family in their 6th year here at SLOCA, and have four children: Katie (LMS), Austin (Intermediate), Cameron (Kindergarten), and Colton (2 years old). Here’s what they are trying this year to help keep things running in an orderly fashion on home days:

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1. Don’t lose the grid! (Or your bills either!) 
2. Supplies Shelf
3. My workboxes are out of the toddler’s reach.
4. Cute cup for all of our dice
5. A “Go-Backs” bin. My idea is to have one person be responsible for it each day. We’ll see if it works! 


Thanks, Joy! 

We hope some of these ideas will inspire you or help you on your way toward a more organized home learning area. If you are interested in seeing more SLOCA home school spaces, watch for more info to come about our second annual Down Home Tour, happening in October!

Do you have some helpful tips or photos to share on homeschool spaces? Are you trying anything new in your home learning area? Please comment below or send me an email. We love to see what others are doing at home!

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