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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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Happy Friday! Here on Down Home, we thought we’d end this week with a recap of our theme for the year – IMAGINE. Part of the SLOCA playbook, and inspired by the immortal words of Don Quixote, the ability to IMAGINE is for everyone! We have a few slides from our Parent Meeting this year, and a quote from Don Quixote. We hope it inspires your weekend and encourages you to think about how to incorporate our theme into your family life this year!

To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go;
To right the unrightable wrong.

To love, pure and chaste, from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star!

This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right
Without question or pause,
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause!

And I know, if I’ll only be true
To this glorious Quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable stars!”

~ Don Quixote

I (Wei) have been desiring to think outside the box more, and think more imaginatively about solutions to problems (ahem future opportunities). This week, I was inspired to journal in solitude by my Intermediate child’s grid. It’s the second time our family has gone through Intermediate, so you would think that I would know the drill, but this time I feel challenged to slow down and explore my creative side and imagination alongside my child. If it is important enough for the grid, and our children, it’s important enough for us!

What types of activities encourage you to think creatively and problem-solve? We would love your comments below!

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