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
O'Keefe painted an incredibly wide variety of subjects. She is best known for her large paintings of flowers, but she also painted landscapes, bones, and abstract images. Many of her biographies focus on the sexual interpretations of her paintings, but there's so much...read more
Can I make a confession right from the start? I've never really loved Grandma Moses' art. The lack of accuracy on perspective and proportion gives me a little twitch every time I see it. (There, I said it. My mother is surely shaking her head now.) Even so, I've...read more
Over the last few weeks I've been working on creating the Amazing American Artist lesson plans, which we'll be using in our homeschool community in January. Each lesson plan is a combination of a artist biography and art project instructions. When I create an art...read more
In the 6th week of each year, we have a final drawing project to finish our six-week fine arts unit on drawing. This coming year (Classical Conversations, Cycle 3) we'll be making an altered version of Grant Wood's American Gothic. Even if you don't recognize the...read more
In our Classical Conversations Foundations community, we study anatomy in cycle 3. As part of our anatomy unit, we have a fun experiment we do the very first week in science where we create an optical illusion. This makes cycle 3 a great opportunity to include some...read more
In week 4 of our homeschool community we'll be doing an abstract art project. Did you know some of the earliest examples of abstract art we know of are from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) in China? Of course, in the western world, abstract art really gained traction in...read more
Between Columbus, the Mayflower and the Boston Tea Party, I feel like Classical Conversations' Cycle three, which includes American History, is a great time to draw an old ship! Plus, I really love the old ships. As an aside, there's a great little Maritime Museum in...read more
In week 2 of our Classical Conversations (CC) year, we always have an art project based on symmetry, or "mirror images" as the CC Foundations Guide puts it. This is a fun week that involves a little brain stretching, but it's important both for becoming a more skilled...read more
I'm excited to start another year in our homeschool community learning about the fundamentals of drawing. We'll start week 1 working with basic shapes. Understanding how to see something as a collection of its basic shapes is a fundamental skill when drawing. In...read more
Thank you all for all your encouragement and support over the last few months! You guys are so kind and I just love hearing and seeing all the art projects you're doing in your classrooms. We're winding down our homeschool year and I've been focused on planning the...read more
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