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
The birth and incarnation of Christ are often featured in great works of art- but what is the significance of the incarnation for Christians? This week Julie and Deanna are wrapping up Season 3 of Anyone Can Teach Art with a special episode! Instead of an art...
We're talking about fun art projects you can create as gifts for others. Tile Coasters Blog post about coasters: How to Make a Custom Coaster in 30 MinutesBlog post about Tracing: Tracing Is Amazing! I have A LOT to say about tracing. If you're specifically looking...
Vincent van Gogh is one of the best-known artists of all time. He's known for his unique style and strangely beautiful works and art, but also for his short, tragic life. Today we're talking about van Gogh and what we love about his art. OR,...
Today we're talking about one of the most famous female Impressionists: Berthe Morisot. Initially, she gave up on getting married and having kids so she could pursue her career as an artist. However, she later met a fellow artist who helped her keep painting while she...
Monet is probably the most famous Impressionist and he's known for his beautiful depictions nature, particularly waterlilies. Join us as we chat about his life and his works of art. The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet (1899) Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet (1872)...
This unusual Impressionist didn't enjoy plein-air painting (painting outside) or the airy natural light. Instead, he sketched and then returned to his studio to paint. He's most famous for his paintings of ballet dancers, but he also painted everyday people in the...
Thomas Gainsborough ( 1727-1788) was a life-long painter who loved creating magnificent landscapes but found they didn't sell well. Instead, he paid the bills with portraits until he started combining the two into unique portraits with idealistic landscapes in the...
Rembrandt (1606-1669) was a famous Baroque artist from the Dutch Golden Age. He is most famous for painting portraits in the 1600s, but of course, his story goes much deeper than that! Early in life he hit it big and became the most popular portrait painter in that...
We're back for part 2 of The Personal Renaissance Mindset. This is where we talk about how to cultivate a family culture that encourages lifelong learning and creating! You can find the Personal Renaissance Mindset part 1 episode here! The "Personal Renaissance"...
We love telling all about our own personal renaissance activities each episode (the things we're learning and creating)- But how can we foster this mindset of a lifelong love of learning in ourselves and in our children? We've thought up a few keys and wanted to share...
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