Homeschooling at Ridge Light Ranch
It’s no secret that we homeschool here at the Ridge Light Ranch. While it’s a lot of hard work, It’s been an amazing blessing to us. Throughout the school year, I end up creating a good number of files that we use in our home school. It can take a lot of time and mental energy to create a digital file, so why should you reinvent the wheel? I happily offer these items to you at a great price. The great thing about my products, is that I leave them open and unlocked so you can tweak them as needed.
Our favorite part of homeschooling is Classical Conversations (CC). Sometimes I feel like we live and breathe CC! As a CC Director myself, I love to share things I’ve created for my own community with other CC Directors and other interested educators.
You’ll find that some of my files are CC specific. However, most of them could be used by any parent- from the parent who wants to augment their child’s public school education, to the private school teacher, to the CC Director.
(This site is independent of Classical Conversations® and was not created, authorized, or supervised by Classical Conversations®. While this site is intended to complement and expand upon the Classical Conversations® material, the materials were not prepared by and are not approved for use by Classical Conversations® as part of their sanctioned educational model.)
Recent Homeschooling Blog Posts
Here's our 4th podcast episode! In this episode, Deanna and Julie discuss the Ridge Light Ranch blog post, "How to Overcome the Fear of Teaching Drawing." (You can read the blog post OR listen to it in episode 3) Here's the Highlights: How common is this fear of...read more
I'm working hard, converting many of my blog posts to podcast episodes! I'm also recording some episodes where Deanna Munger, my sister, and I chat about the concepts covered in some blog posts! This is the first of our discussions! In this podcast episode, Deanna and...read more
We started creating our life-size paper bodies in science this week! Aren't they cute? (These are our finished ones from three years ago!) Using the My Body book from Teacher Created Resources, we color a few different organs each week while we learn some interesting...read more
Do you have a budding artist? Check out this list of art contests they can enter (sorted by due date)! A contest is a great way to encourage children to keep practicing their art at home. They may already have a piece of art they're proud of that qualifies for one of...read more
What do art teachers need to know about copyright? Is it ok to print pictures of art I find online and show it to my students? What IS copyright and why does it exist? Can I email a copy of artwork to my students??? I had these same questions so I started reading and...read more
I received a great question via email today about Andy Warhol and whether or not his grid paintings should be considered "abstract art." I had a lot of fun thinking through it and writing about it, so I ended up with a longer email. I want to share it here with you in...read more
When I teach art, I try to always have scaling options figured out ahead of time so I can adjust the art project to make it appropriate for the wide range of skill and passion among my students. If you're using an art lesson plan I've created, you'll see the scaling...read more
On week 18 in Classical Conversations (CC), we have a little fun looking at cartoons and American cartoonist, Jim Davis. The students always love looking at cartoons. However, I've historically been more fascinated Jim Davis' business savviness as he's expanded his...read more
Roy Lichtenstein lead such an interesting and varied life! In fact, my first draft of my Lichtenstein lesson plan included over two full pages of background on him! However, since we usually try to only spend 5 minutes talking about the artist before getting into our...read more
Andrew Wyeth's paintings carry a contemplative depth to them that is characteristic of his work. He usually used a very limited and sometimes muddy / muted color pallet, achieving incredible emotion. This is not the shock of an Andy Warhol painting, but a more subtle...read more
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