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
Learn about how the science of light creates aerial perspective, one of the Methods of Perspective Things We Mention Aerial Perspective and the Science of Light- Art Lesson Plan#34 Drawing Depth- Perspective in Art part 1 #35 Drawing Depth- Perspective in Art part 2...read more
This week, Deanna and Julie are talking about the Fibonacci number sequence and how it's used in art! Around 1170, Leonardo Bonacci (now called Fibonacci) was born to a businessman in Pisa, Italy. Traveling with his father around the Mediterranean, Fibonacci learned...read more
John James Audubon had a passion for birds and he loved exploring America and discovering the many unique species of the land. This podcast correlates to one of our lesson plans: Audubon’s Scientific Illustrations with Upside-Down Drawing- Lesson Plan. It's available...read more
This week I'm talking about balance, symmetry and how they're related to leaves! Deanna's unavailable, so it's a solo episode this week! What is Balance? What is Symmetry? Balance is one of the Principles of Design Principles of Design: How to use the elements...read more
Basic drawing meets basic tree identification and makes for an awesome science and art integration!read more
As summer is approaching and you're planning your vacations, we hope you'll include a visit to a few art museums! Join us today as we discuss the benefits of visiting museums with your kids and how to prepare for a really fun trip to the museum! Listen on iTunes ...read more
Welcome to Season 3 of the Anyone Can Teach Art podcast!! This week we're talking about classroom management. We're focusing on the art classroom but, of course, most of this applies to any classroom with children or even adults. Classroom management can be a real...read more
It's time for a celebration of the Renaissance period! Are you ready for a quick overview of Renaissance artists? This 'best-of' episode is a sample of about 10 minutes of each of our six episodes about Renaissance Artists (#36-41). This will be a great refresher for...read more
Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Celts, and more! Are you ready for a quick sampler of six kinds of ancient art? This 'best-of' episode is a sample of about 10 minutes of each of our six episodes about ancient art (#28-33). This will be a great refresher for you and your...read more
Episodes #23-27 were about how to use the Classical Model to teach art. We're summarizing them for you in this 'best-of' episode as a great refresher if you listened to those episodes last summer. Or, if you didn't get to listen to them then, this will be an excellent...read more
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