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Wondering about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

Jan 23rd, 2018

There are numerous lists of “Wonders of the World” that have been compiled and debated over from ancient to modern times, and which contain both natural and man-made structures. But do you know

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Monday Mix-ins: Homer, The Iliad, and The Odyssey

Jan 22nd, 2018

Odysseus and Polyphemus by Arnold Böcklin
{Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons}

This week it’s all about the Ancient Greek epic poet, Homer. While there is debate about whether or not Homer was a

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Friday Flops: Blog Blunder

Jan 19th, 2018

{photo by Alex Proimos on flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0}

“Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.”

~ Weston H. Agor

We have another Friday Flop to share and this time it’s even closer to

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SLOCA Myths and Mysteries Solved!

Jan 18th, 2018

{photo by Kit on flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0}

Greetings! We are into “Myths and Mysteries” this month – wasn’t Jim Weiss fantastic? We absolutely loved last Friday’s evening of family entertainment with

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Wednesday Wonders: An Evening of Shakespeare

Jan 17th, 2018

{photos by Cade Newman}

Before the break, our Upper Middle School students had the opportunity to get together and celebrate Shakespeare by reading through (and acting out) his renowned play,

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Cooking Done With Care

Jan 16th, 2018

{photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash}

“Cooking done with care is an act of love.”

~ Craig Claiborne

We haven’t posted any recipes here in quite awhile!

Is anyone else out there trying to cook

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Monday Mix-ins: Olympic Games and Daily Life

Jan 15th, 2018

{public domain photo}

This week we will share a few videos and websites relating to the Ancient Greek Olympics, education, democracy, art, theater, and daily life in Ancient Greece. These are all

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Friday Flops: Missing Homework

Jan 12th, 2018

{photo by Alex Proimos on flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0}

“We’re all grateful for people who write and speak in ways that help us remember that we’re not alone.” 

Brené Brown

Happy Friday! We’ve been

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Teaching Diligence With Literature

Jan 11th, 2018

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.”

~ Miguel de Cervantes

It’s a new month as well as a new year, and

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Wednesday Wonders: SLOCA Character on the Playground

Jan 10th, 2018

We appreciate our Safety Team so much! They diligently watch over our kids and help keep them safe on the playground, but they also notice when students show acts of kindness, encouragement, or

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Down Home Virtual Tour: The Giauque Family

Jan 9th, 2018

{photos by Amaya Giauque}

We are diving back into the school year with another virtual tour through one of our SLOCA family’s home learning areas. These posts are meant to share ideas and give an

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Monday Mix-ins: Athens and Sparta

Jan 8th, 2018

{photo by Puk Patrick on Unsplash}

Welcome back to school! Let’s ease into the week with a few supplemental links to explore alongside our history and literature studies. This week we will travel

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Friday Fun – Logic Riddles

Jan 5th, 2018

{image taken from Temple Riddle video on TED-Ed}

Our three-week break is coming to an end… are you a little sad? A little ready to go back?

Here’s a fun and educational way to spend part of the

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Join Us for Myths and Mysteries

Jan 3rd, 2018

Have you bought your tickets to Jim Weiss yet? We are getting so excited about this event – he's coming to SLO next Friday! In case you’re on the fence about it, or want to spread the word to

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Daring Greatly in 2018

Jan 1st, 2018

{photo by Austin Neill}

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing

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Happy Holidays from Down Home!

Dec 22nd, 2017

{photo by Annie Spratt}

Merry Christmas eve-eve-eve!

We are keeping things light today, but we found a handy resource to share with you. If you’re looking for some new Christmas stories to read

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SLOCA Families’ Holiday Traditions

Dec 20th, 2017

{photo by Darren Coleshill}

Greetings! We hope you are thoroughly enjoying the holiday season and the break from school so far. As promised, today we are going to share the responses from our

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Holiday Crafts with Mrs. Wilson

Dec 18th, 2017

{photo by Jessica Wilson}

It’s craft time, and who better to lead us in holiday crafting than our very own Track B Preschool teacher, Mrs. Jessica Wilson? She is super-crafty and knows all the

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Family Games for Holiday Gatherings

Dec 15th, 2017

{photos from sources linked below}

Today is the LAST day to enter our Down Home Giveaway for a chance to win a Coffee Card from the school store! All you have to do is tell us about one of your

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Reading Resolutions for Winter Break

Dec 14th, 2017

{photo by Drew Coffman}

Don't forget to enter our Down Home Giveaway for a chance to win a Coffee Card from the school store! Share one of your family's holiday traditions to enter – it only takes

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