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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Week 5 - Schole' in Practice Friday

Illustrator, Darren Wheeling with Black Egg, a graphic design company, was our Schole' guest this week.  He brought along some of his fantastic illustrations, and explained some of the ins and outs of graphic design for illustrating a book.  He also had the kids do a fun activity at the end.  The kids folded a piece of paper in half and then he had them draw half a picture on the top.  Then they flipped it over and handed it to their neighbor to draw the other half at the bottom.  The end result was a pretty whacky and fun compilation.

Today was a bit rainy off and on, but that didn't stop us from going out on our nature walks as planned, and the 4-6 year old class still walked up to serve at the retirement home.  Join us as we put Schole' into practice in our community...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Schole' in Practice - Week 5 Wednesday

This Wednesday featured our middle school students stepping up first, to do their Around the World Geography Presentations for their Community, during Schole' lunch.  Join us as we put Schole' into practice in our Community...

Friday, October 21, 2016

Week 4 - Schole' in Practice - Fridays

This was an exciting week at SGCA.  We were so thankful to have had an authentic medieval knight visit us for Schole' lunch!  Eric with the European Medieval Arts of Arms was our special visitor today.  He teaches sword fighting classes at the Holly Springs Parks and Rec for anyone interested in learning this medieval form of weaponry.  He was great with the students and clearly is passionate about this time period of history. You can visit  Classes for more information or to sign up.  Join us as we recount our week of putting Schole' into practice…

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Obstacles to finding Schole'

This is our second year putting Schole' into practice in our community.  As a director I get a chance to talk to many families and see the curtain pulled back on the inside of their homeschooling life.  I find that the obstacles to Schole' often fall into the same general categories.  I have struggled with some of these too in the beginning, and I have had to prayerfully find my place of Schole' within our homeschool.  I wanted to share some of my observations in the hope that these insights will help you to find a more restful place of educating your children and putting Schole' into practice.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Week 4 - Schole' in Practice -Wednesday

This was our first Wednesday of student led Schole' lunches.  We had three students who brought their talents to share with our student body.  It's all part of our effort to continue to encourage leadership skills in our upper elementary and middle schoolers.  Join us as we recount our Schole' moments from Wednesday…

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Week 3 - Schole in Practice Friday

Fridays are busy days on campus with lots of activity and kids.  This week we had two special Schole' guests!  One was our special guest for lunch on our main campus from Ten Thousand Villages located right here in Cary, NC.  Our lower, upper and middle school students learned all about what fair trade is and then were able to participate in a little fundraiser through the purchase of keychains made from Haiti and Thailand that were available for sale.  All monies raised went to their non-profit organization to benefit the families of fair trade.  Our second special Schole' guest was a children's author named Miss Tiggle Wiggle .  She came dressed in character to read her books to the young and old alike at the retirement home campus next door to us.  Everyone had a wonderful time listening to her!  

Join us as we recall our Schole' moments for week 3...