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...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Week 3 - Schole' in Practice - Wednesday

One of the ways we put Schole' into practice this week was by having lunch with the retirement home residents located next door to our campus.  We've formed a partnership with this facility.  Every third Wednesday students walk-up to spend their Schole' lunch eating with the residents and playing games. Such a blessing for our students and their residents.  We also had our first field trip to the Bayer Bee Center in RTP.  We had three groups that toured the Bee Center together on various days this past week.

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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!  

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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...