Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Week 2 - Schole' in Practice - Fridays

Join us for our second week of embodied learning in fine arts, math, logic, music theory, Latin, and nature study.  We also had our 4-6 years olds engaged in our Primer program focused on music, sign language, read aloud books, nature study, crafts, and playing with the residents of our local retirement home.   Our virtue discussion was on the importance of virtues in character development.  We built a "character house" and discussed the importance of putting boards on your character house (virtuous acts/good habit formation) verses taking them off (vices/bad habits).  

Our featured Schole' lunch guest was from Graceful Expressions Dance Education studio located here in Cary.  Graceful Expressions is a unique ballet studio featuring creative dance with a modest, Christ centered, excellence focused, curriculum.  They stopped by to share the history of ballet with our students.  Props in hand from the various periods of ballet history. The kids tried on tutus and even tried a few dance moves!  

Stop by and see our week of putting Schole' into practice...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Week 2 -Schole' in Practice

Our Wednesdays on campus are for our upper elementary and middle school students only.  This day is when we tackle English Grammar, Writing & Rhetoric, Science Experimentation, Around the World Geography, and Great Books.  Schole' lunches are geared towards helping our students develop servant hearted leadership skills.

This week's Schole' guest was from Woodland Terrace, which is a retirement facility that has residents ranging from independent to full care.  The Director explained to the students what life can be like for the elderly.  

This week we also had our first get together for our monthly Schole' Sisters events!

Join us as we seek to put Schole' into practice in our community...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Schole' in Practice -Friday, Week 1

Our new adventure continued with a full day on Friday - all grades on campus from 4 years old to middle school!  It was certainly more dynamic than Wednesday, but very blessed.  

We have started a new program in partnership with a local retirement community that is located next door to our campus.  Our new 4-6 year old class is scheduled to spend their afternoons up at their facility playing, singing, reading and interacting with the residents.  The smiles and laughter on both sides was amazing!  I saw first hand how this ministered to young and old alike. I give praise to God for His good plans, as I watched months of prayers and planning come to fruition through His faithful servants (our Academic Mentors) facilitating all this joy.  

Our special Schole' guest featured this week was Ms. Jill Johnson, author and creator of Kindermonkey!  Jill did a great job engaging students both young and old with her fantastic books and of course, her playful monkey!  Join us as we put Schole' into practice in our community…

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Schole' in Practice - Wednesday, Week 1

We had a wonderful start to our new school year! We are truly thankful for God's provisions in it all.  Much work has gone into the planning of this year, and it was so good to see it all come to fruition this past week.  The photographic journey below is from Wednesday, when we only have our upper elementary and middle school students on campus.  Friday, we have all six classes on campus (4-6 year olds through middle school) and that will be a separate post each week.  Join us for a visual journey as we put Schole' into practice in our community…

Monday, September 5, 2016

Mud Kitchen Birthday Party!

We went to the Asheboro Zoo this summer and my daughter loved playing in their very fun mud kitchen.  As my husband watched her play, he told me he had a great idea for her birthday this year...he would build her a mud kitchen at home!  We kept it a secret, and my husband built it while Sarah and I were away for the day shopping for school supplies.  When we got home, she was very surprised to find a mud kitchen in her backyard - just in time for her birthday party!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Schole' in Practice /Meet and Greet Orientation 2016-2017

It's been a long summer with lots of planning going on behind the scenes for our new school year! This year we have expanded to two days a week with 11 classes available on campus!  We have also added a middle school and 4-6 year old program!  It's been a year of growth and challenges, but we're very ready for what God has in store.  Join us as we kick off another year of putting Schole' into practice...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Virtue Formation through Literature

One of my favorite things is spending our morning time reading books that help form my daughter's ideals about good and bad character.  Reading a book that clearly demonstrates virtue or clearly shows a character lacking in virtue, is a great discussion to have in those quiet morning hours.  Using literature to help with virtue formation is a very seamless way to approach a topic that is often caught more than taught.  Let me share some of my favorite books for helping with virtue formation…