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
One of the most common struggles we all seem to have in teaching art, is making time for art. Join Deanna and Julie and they discuss HOW to make time for both Art Appreciation AND Art Creation for both your children and yourself. Listen on iTunes | Listen on...read more
Deanna & Julie discuss Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield. Who is he? What is his art like? Why should we study him? Join us as we chat about the genre of comics, cartoons, and graphic novels and discover some great reasons to study Jim Davis and his memorable cat. At...read more
Deanna & Julie discuss Roy Lichtenstein. Who was he? What were his paintings like? Why should we study him? Join us as we chat about Lichtenstein's Pop Art and the fine line between a copycat and a unique original piece of art. Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google...read more
Deanna & Julie discuss Andrew Wyeth: Who was he? What were his paintings like? Why should we study him? Join us as we chat about Wyeth's subdued pallet and discover what it means to train your eyes to see color. Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google Play | ...read more
Deanna & Julie discuss Georgia O'Keeffe: Who was she? What were her paintings like? Why should we study her? Join us as we chat about the life and works of the Mother of American Modernism and grow to truly appreciate her dedication to the arts. Listen on iTunes | ...read more
The 2nd artist we’ll study in our spring semester is Norman Rockwell. Who was he? What was his art like and why should we study him? Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google Play | Listen on Stitcher Here's the Highlights: Who was Norman Rockwell His life: Well...read more
Deanna & Julie discuss Grandma Moses: Who was Grandma Moses? What were her paintings like? Why should we study her? Join us as we chat about the life and works of this American icon and grow to truly appreciate her paintings. Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google...read more
Deanna and Julie have a fun discussion about art history. We chat about why studying art history is so important, why starting with a big picture framework is best, and how my Art History Overview chart is arranged to be as helpful as possible. (50:23) Art History...read more
I'm getting excited thinking about our upcoming unit on American Artists! Every January and February we do six art projects, each focused on one artist per project. Studying these historical artists is such a fun way to incorporate a little art history into our...read more
In this podcast episode, Deanna and Julie discuss tracing! Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google Play | Listen on Stitcher Here’s the Highlights: I'm a big advocate for tracing. I hope to make sure the whole world knows that there's nothing wrong with tracing!...read more
Here’s a peak at what’s available in our shop!
Amazing Artists Package- Cycle 2$26.99
Amazing American Artists DELUXE Package (Cycle 3)$25.92
Amazing American Artists Package (Cycle 3)$21.99
Map Challenge Graphic$4.99
Painting with Neutral Colors Like Andrew Wyeth- C3W16 Lesson Plan$4.99
Amazing Artist Cycle 2 Grammar Sentences- Flashcards and Mini-Posters$4.99
Creating Cartoons like Jim Davis- C3W18 Lesson Plan$4.99
Artists and Composers Cycle 3 Timeline$1.99
Painting with Primary Colors Like Roy Lichtenstein- C3W17 Lesson Plan$4.99
Tickets for Grammar Tally Sheet$1.99