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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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Last week we talked a lot about poetry, and before the month ends, here are a few more ways for your kids and family to connect with poetry. If nothing else, you can always add these to your list of E&E ideas:

  • Have a family poetry recitation night. Yes, parents too! Each family member memorizes a poem and then you take turns reciting, followed by fun snacks (you can usually talk people into trying new things if there are fun snacks involved!).
  • Check out this list of 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month for some fun and creative ways to incorporate poetry into your family’s experience. (Of course these ideas can be used anytime, in any month!)
  • My (Jenny’s) favorite from the list above is “Put some poetry in an unexpected place.” There are many ways your family could have a great time with the idea of placing copies of favorite poems in surprise spots around the house, or around town…
     
    This makes me think of a cute video of one young lady who practices “poetry bombing.” We share this here just for kicks, but it might make you think about how to spread a little unexpected joy through poetry. (Please note that she is going to thrift stores, not altering new clothing. We don't recommend doing this – people can still get upset if you mess with their merchandise! And of course, should you or your kids decide to put poetry in an unexpected place, we would emphasize the use of quality verse to encourage and beautify.)

How does your family enjoy poetry? Leave a comment below to share your ideas!

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