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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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Wednesday Wonders: They Are Listening

{photos by Veronica Womack}

Check out this precious story, sent in by Veronica Womack. Veronica and her husband Larry, along with daughters Carina (Freshman, High School) and Kylie (Track B Intermediate 4th grade), are in their 8th year at SLO Classical Academy. Here’s a note she recently wrote to Down Home:

Today I was unable to homeschool Kylie as I had appointments and was up at SLOCA helping with the High School finals luncheon.  I didn’t get home until 2:00 and my husband said Kylie had read her grid and was doing her work independently.  Apparently, she didn’t want to go to school “behind.”  Even though I was thrilled with that, I was further surprised when she showed me what she did to get additional information for her narrative on Suleiman.  She found my bookmark on the computer for our school website, clicked on the link for the Down Home blog, and then the drop down menu to find the Monday Mix-ins.  We usually do those every Monday (and I truly appreciate that extra enrichment).   She then found a documentary (???) and took notes!  I was so surprised because we had never discussed taking notes, but I think she listens to me talk to her Freshman sister.  Anyway, I’m attaching the notes.  I’m not sure they make sense (except for her drawing of an Ottoman), but I just might keep them forever.  My lesson learned is “they are watching, they are listening, they want to learn, they can do more than I think… “

Okay, shameless plug for Monday Mix-ins, but this is so awesome! (Love the drawing of the “ottoman” – too cute!) Thank you for sharing this, Veronica. It is so true that they really are watching and listening, and can do more than we think. And thank you Kylie, for sharing your love of learning and for using the blog to dive deeper into history! 

We would love to hear about your small moments of wonder – please email Down Home with your encouraging story to share!

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