Saturday, February 4, 2017

Weeks 9-13 Schole' In Practice

It's been quiet on Solagratiamom for the past few months.  I apologize for not keeping up with blog posts since Thanksgiving.  We have been dealing with some very difficult things in the Leonard home since then.  My Mother-in-Law unexpectedly passed away just after Thanksgiving, and we have been consumed with all that goes along with the death of a close family member.  I'm just beginning to dig out.  So here is my digest from the weeks prior to our Christmas break.

We were very blessed with some wonderful Schole' guests before our long break.  We had Author Seth Davey from The Fiction Forest, tuba player extraordinaire Rick Guptill, Author Kirstie Marx, and stroke survivor Dr. Wright from Woodland Terrace, who spoke on his passion for bees. We've also had student led Schole' lunches with geography presentations that the kids worked hard on at home.  So much to see!  Join us as I recount the highlights from weeks 9-13 at SGCA, as we put Schole' into practice...

Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 8 Schole' in Practice

This week we were blessed to have miniature horses visits SGCA!  These horses are used as therapy animals for hospitals, nursing homes, and the like.  This non-profit Horse Hugs ministry is a blessing to so many in our area.  If you are looking for a great place to make a donation, this would be one.  The kids were thrilled to see the miniature horse, and we were able to fund raise to bless them with a donation to their ministry.  We also had a chance to spend time with our four to six year olds over at the assisted living area of the retirement community we work with.  They were so excited to have the opportunity to interact with our kids.  It definitely blessed them and us.  The week was filled with beauty, truth and goodness.  Join us as we put Schole' into practice for week 8...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

1st Learning Celebration! Latin Poetry Cafe' with a Beatnik Twist!

Our first Learning Celebration of the year was a great success!  We decided to focus on what our students have learned their first six weeks in the subjects of Latin and Great Books.  Students studied Roman life and culture as they worked through their Latin for Child Primer A curriculum.  They also studied literary devices in their Great Books class, writing their own poetry for each of those devices.  They chose their favorite poem from Great Books and they were each assigned an aspect of Roman life to write a poem for using their Latin vocabulary.   Join us as we celebrate our first six weeks.  Oh and you won't want to miss our surprise intermission show put on by a couple of our talented Dads...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Week 7 - Schole' in Practice - Wednesday

Week 7 started on an accelerated schedule to allow for our evening Learning Celebration!  We had students attend all five of their normal classes, however, they were condensed into 45 minute blocks.  This allowed us to do an early release at 12:45pm.  This gave students time to go home and take a little break, before returning in costume for the big night!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Week 6 - Schole' in Practice - Friday

A beautiful day for our pond study and practicing one last time before our first Learning Celebration of the year!  We were blessed to have Bedford Avenue Flutes as our Schole' lunch performer today.  These beautifully hand made instruments are unique in sound and beautiful to both listen to and look at!  Join us as we put Schole' into practice in our community...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Rehearsal Week!

This is the week before our first learning celebration of the year.  The kids have worked hard for six weeks learning literary devices in Great Books for poetry and Latin vocabulary, as well as the history of Roman life.  Today was our rehearsal for the entire campus.  You won't want to miss our first Latin Poetry Cafe' with a Twist!  We look forward to sharing it with our families and all of you too....

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Week 6 -Schole' in Practice -Wednesday

Week 6 was marked by beautiful weather, fun science experiments, and our Schole' lunch up at the retirement home.  Our students ate lunch with the residents and then played Chinese jumprope as they looked on.  Join us as we put Schole' into practice in our community.